Friday, March 14, 2008

2006 Mitsuoka Orochi

The Mitsuoka Orochi(大蛇) is a Japanese sports car built by Mitsuoka Motors first built in 2001 and subsequently redesigned in 2003 and 2005. The car takes its name from the Yamata no Orochi of myth.

The Orochi was originally built in 2001 as a concept on a Honda NSX chassis for the 2001 Tokyo Motor Show. Mitsuoka then kept revising the car, showing a new version in 2005 and displayed, at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show, the Orochi Nude-Top Roadster.

In October 2006, Mitsuoka officially launched the production version of the Orochi, now powered by a 3.3 litre 230 hp (172 kW) Toyota 3MZ-FE V6 engine. Production will be limited to 400 units over the next four years at a cost of around ¥10,500,000 (around $89,000 USD).