The Subaru Sport Mobility Concept was introduced today at the Japan Mobility Show 2023, and this EV was designed to put the driver at the center. It’s touted as a battery electric vehicle (BEV) concept that evokes the evolution of the SUBARU SPORT values, while the basic framework is based on the concept of pure driving.
Engineer Hideyasu Ito has always been intrigued by hovercrafts, so he used his knowledge of motorcycles and built his own. Rather than use standard engines and a flexible skirt found on standard hovercrafts, he opted for four large inflatable plastic bags connected to a leaf blower.
A Suzuki Samurai, also known as a Suzuki Jimmy in other parts of the world, isn’t typically a vehicle you would expect to see at Japan’s famed Tsukaba Circuit, but this modified version showed up and showed just how capable this mini off-road SUV really is. It comes powered by a 1.3L four-cylinder engine making 63 hp from the factory, but this one clearly has some upgrades.
Takara Tomy Arts unveiled what could quite possibly be the world’s first gacha machine backpack in celebration of Gacha Day on February 17th. If you’re unfamiliar with gachapon, it’s basically a vending machine that dispenses capsule toys. This backpack doubles as a functional machine that comes complete with a mechanical dial that can be turned just like on a real machine.
The all-new LEGO Art (31208) The Great Wave set consists of 1,180-pieces and reimagines the masterpiece by Katsushika Hokusai, a Japanese ukiyo-e artist of the Edo period. It is believed to have been originally printed on a woodblock in the early 1830s and has since been recreated as street art as well as countless merchandise worldwide.