Toyota summons a Char Aznable hatchback


Or should we call it a "Char-iot"? Hah!

In case a topless flat-chested ladyboy wasn't enough to sell you on the Toyota Auris, they've also come up with a sweet body and interior kit themed after The Red Comet himself, Char Aznable. Unveiled the other day at Chara-Hobby 2012, the "MS-186H-CA Auris" sports a number of Char-esque customizations, including a blade-shaped antenna straight off a command Zaku II, hood ducts, light-up Zeon emblems replacing the iconic Toyota badges, 18-inch alloys with Zeon logos, and a lot of body artwork. The interior also bears custom colors, leather, matching artwork on the dash and steering, and best of all, custom floor mats!

And of course, the whole thing is done up in awesome red, though the shade is more "Johnny Ridden" than "Char Aznable", if you ask me. Toyota refused to comment on whether this new Auris would be three times faster than the standard Auris.

  1. a blade antenna inspired by the head antenna on Char's Zaku II mobile suit
  2. aero kit (front spoiler with embedded LED lights, side skirts, rear spats)
  3. rear diffuser and built-in muffler
  4. hood ducts
  5. front and rear light-up Zeon emblems
  6. short suspension springs
  7. mirror detailing
  8. 18-inch aluminum wheels with Zeon logos
  9. blackout paint (inside the headlights, front wheels, front bumper, and fog light bezels)
  10. brake caliper paint
  11. original body artwork wrapping (matte color, carbon-style roof, caution labels — many written in German "Achtung")

Inside, the car has custom leather on the steering wheel, shift knob, shifting mechanism cover, and brake lever. The dashboard and steering wheel have interior artwork wrapping to complement the one on the exterior, while the instrument panel and door trim have a custom black scheme. Both the steering wheel and the push-button start switch have Zeon emblems. The aluminum accelerator, brake, and clutch pedals and original floor mats complete the package.


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