Tamon Shoji's back, baby! And he's packing another mash-up, the likes of which haven't been seen since Steve Dunne mixed Elvis Costello with Public Enemy (What's so funny about... Peace! Peace! Peace!... love and under... Peace! Peace!). You might recognize some of Shoji-san's previous works, such as still life with winglets, or perhaps his chop-top RX-7 orange whip as seen on our May '06 cover. Tamon Design flipped his freaky FD onto the Falken booth at the '06 Tokyo Auto Salon and at this year's TAS, Shoji-san brought another strange brew - this cherry-bomb Supra.
Tamon Design's, uh, designs are definitely polarizing - you'll either purely love 'em or hate 'em. Homie done put 21's on a Supra. And aren't they fabulous! Really- they're made by Fabulous. All of the proper J-spec players are represented on this car from the Project ? brakes, Endless coilovers, and Trust performance pieces. But the true scene-stealer is the Tamon Design TDC GT-1 SP version body kit. Check out how the exhaust exits through the strakes of the rear diffuser and the carbon fiber side skirts are fitted with an electronic bulletin board from Noritake Itron (Shoji-san denied our requests to spell out "Cater drives worse than a girl"). What of the fenders? Oh, those fine fenders. They look like a Transformer in mid-transformation. We can't wait to see what Tamon Design plans to drop on next year's TAS. The only thing we can be sure of is that it's going to be wild.
'95 Toyota Supra Turbo
OWNER Tamon Design
HOMETOWN Mie-Ken, Japan
DAILY GRIND Designer, modeler
UNDER THE HOOD Tamon Design SP Cut exhaust; Trust turbo three-row intercooler andpiping
DRIVETRAIN ATS twin-plate clutch
STIFF STUFF Endless Zeal Function coilovers
ROLLERS Fabulous Various 21x10.0J +24 offset; Falken FK452 255/30ZR21
STOPPERS Project ? 4-piston calipers, pads, and lines
OUTSIDE Tamon Design TDC GT-1 SP version body kit, TDC GT-1 light kit with PIAA bulbs, and R/Wing Type-2 rear wing; House of Kolor Candy Red paint; Show-Up paint and body work; Noritake Itron electronic bulletin board
INSIDE Bride Euro2 seats; Tamon Design red upholstery and Alcantara door panels, custom dash, and custom carbon fiber console; Pivot oil temp, oil pressure, water temp, and boost gauges, and starter button; Sparco P310 steering wheel; Trust shift knob
ICE Panasonic head unit, GPS navigation, amplifiers, and speakers
CONNECT fabulous.co.jp/; falkentire.com; greddy.com; panasonic.com; piaa.com; the-pivot.co.jp/; mackinindustries.com; showup.jp/; tamondesign.com