• Mitsuoka Orochi has been immortalized into a Transformers toy

2001 Mitsuoka Orochi Concept
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There’s something to be said for a car so ugly even robot transformations wouldn’t be enough to offset and mask the car’s sea urchin-like hideousness.

Apparently, Takara Tomy, the man behind the Transformers franchise, thought well enough of the Mitsuoka Orochi that he decided to immortalize it as a new vehicular alter-ego of two evil Decepticons, Skwarp and Starscream, or in this particular case, Alternity Skywarp and Alternity Starscream. If you haven’t laid eyes on the Orochi, then consider yourself lucky. While the tech specs of the car aren’t puny by its standards - a 3.3-liter 230 horsepower Toyota Camry V6 engine - whatever good graces its performance gives out is totally undermined by the car’s reprehensible exterior.

So, in the event that you can stomach the sight of the Orichi get transformed into a war-mongering robot, then you better be prepared to shell out $60 for it, which is a complete bargain compared to purchasing the real deal Orichi, which sells for $95,000. And in case you do decide to do that, then your taste in cars will forever be questioned.


Source: CNET

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  (377) posted on 07.5.2011

Not bad at all, though the design (front) looks weird to me but transforming this one into a deception will be the much awaited thing to happen.

  (401) posted on 02.27.2011

It does have crazy design features, but would probably look decent if it was murdered out.

  (762) posted on 02.27.2011

It’s not ZR1 coin. If this were sold here and you took out the Europe-only taxes, This would be somewhere between M3 and GTR money, which even then its way underpowered.

  (460) posted on 06.6.2010

Well this is a good chance to takara tomy.

  (1022) posted on 06.4.2010

I agree it looks awful. I would rather choose a mclaren than this awful looking car.

  (331) posted on 06.3.2010

It seems that this car have some crazy smiling face. Well, I think when this toy car transform I can’t imagine how it will looks like, truly hideous.

  (309) posted on 06.3.2010

I agree this baby has no place on good guys. It would rather join the bad guys. It

  (534) posted on 06.2.2010

Too ugly to be a super car! Well i cannot join the autobots because of it’s awful looks. but don’t worry this ugly car has a chance to join the decepticons.

  (868) posted on 06.2.2010

The actual car was designed very much along the Lotus approach. Though it may use the same V6 as in the failed Solara, the Orochi is extremely light and hits 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.

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