Thursday, October 11, 2018

Mitsuoka Rock Star

Let's be honest, the C2 Chevrolet Corvette is hands down one of the best-looking cars of all time and because the design is nothing but legendary, the people from Mitsuoka hatched a brainwave to make their own rendition of the C2 Corvette, only if you are prepared to sacrifice your Mazda Roadster ND for that matter.

2019 Mitsuoka Rock Star
2019 Mitsuoka Rock Star

This is Mitsuoka Motor's 50th anniversary present to them, it's called the Rock Star and by first glance, it really is a modernized take of the C2 Chevrolet Corvette, one of the best-looking cars of all time, but don't pray that it sounds like and drives like one because like I said, this is just a Mazda Roadster ND underneath by the time you realized that the striking looks of today's Mazda Roadster just too ugly to your line of sights.

Similar to today's ND Roadster based Himiko which looks like a rendition of the classic Morgan Roadster, the Rock Star blends the drivability of a good, honest, Japanese sports car with the looks of a classic American muscle car and remember this; this is the kind of car for car enthusiasts who don't want to experience the wrath of customs for smuggling a C2 Corvette to Japanese roads and with the prices start at 4,688,200 Japanese Yen (around $47,000), it can easily fool everyone thinking that you're driving a second-generation Corvette except the truth is, you're driving an ND Roadster disguised as a C2 Corvette. What are the odds?

Thanks to the fact that it was based on the Roadster, the Rock Star is powered by a SKYACTIV-G 1.5L petrol engine producing 131PS of power and 150Nm of torque, mated with either a 6-speed AT or MT. Of course, it maybe short on power but because it weighs a ton, it's basically nimble and agile just like what a proper low-power roadster should be. It's got rack and pinion steering, front double wishbones, rear multilink suspension, ventilated disc brakes, and so on, meaning that this is an easy-to-drive car that you can cruise it around the Yoko Yokohama Yokosuka without letting the customs yell at you.

Because this is a special model commemorating Mitsuoka's 50th birthday, the Rock Star is available in a strictly limited basis so you better get this Roadster disguised as a C2 Corvette while you still can.

Available colors: Los Angeles Blue, Chicago Red, New York Black, San Francisco Orange, Washington White, and Arizona Yellow.

Source: Mitsuoka Motor Co., Ltd.

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