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End of production for Mitsuoka Orochi, the world’s ugliest supercar

Published by on May 5, 2014 in News Leave a comment

Mitsuoka Orochi

Mitusoka Orochi is probably one of the ugliest supercars ever built, but the nightmare will soon be over, since production will end later this year, in September. The announcement was made by the company building the Orochi, an independent Japanese car manufacturer that created their supercar based on the platform from the late Honda NSX. The last Orochi units will be available in two special colors, “pearl gold” and “Fuyoru blackberry” and will come as standard with front splitter, 19-inch modular alloy wheels, two-tone Alcantara leather upholstery, metallic ornaments and Alcantara leather wrapped steering wheel. Pricing for the Mitsuoka Orochi Final Edition starts at 12.7 million yens, which is about $125,000.

The Mitsuoka Orochi was named after a legendary Japanese dragon and was unveiled for the first time in 2001. Production started in 2007, with power coming from a rear-mounted 3.3-liter V8 engine from Toyota that produces 233-hp and 242 lb-ft (328 Nm) of torque. The rear-wheel drive sports car is available with a five-speed automatic transmission and despite the high price tag, it doesn’t offer any impressive performance figures, attracting customers with its unusual look, inspired by the 1950s British cars.

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