On the man-made entertainment island called Odaiba in Tokyo Harbour, Toyota have a massive monument to themselves called Mega Web. I’ve been several times, and it’s well worth visiting – simulators, race cars, prototype cars, driver reflex testers, and even a track you can drive a small eco-car around.
Of course, Toyota don’t run a massive warehouse of fun for naught – they’d rather like it if you bought one of their cars one day. The commercial cars they have on display change quite often, but it’s never been too interesting for this dedicated subway rider.
However, their latest exhibit showing off the iQ compact car range is a corker. I’m assuming these will never see the light of day outside Japan. The motif seems to be “The Car Your Strongly Culturally-Themed Grandmother Might Drive If She Disregarded All Principles Of Aerodynamics And Abnormally Loved Doilies”:
Lovely, but really – the lack of wheel-arch tassels on the last model shows a lack of craftsmanship I can’t abide.