The Perfect Combo? Liberty Walk and Tokyo Auto Salon

BY Sean Loo

Liberty Walk this year unleashed a retro supercar sensation, or heresy depending on which side of the fence you’re on.

Tokyo Auto Salon 2024 was a spectacle to behold, especially with Liberty Walk's unveiling of an '80s supercar icon, transforming it into a modern-day katana.

Wataru Kato once again captured the essence of the show with his latest creation.

Liberty Walk shared its space with Tag, Bullet, and Sphere Light, showcasing a plethora of cars. The booth, manned by an impressive team of 100 staff, was a buzzing hub throughout the three-day event.

Kato-san's exhibits are renowned for their larger-than-life presence, and this year was no exception.

The unveiling of their latest creation, the Lamborghini Countach, felt like a rock concert. This beauty sports a new LB-Works body kit, extending the car’s width by a whopping 40mm on each side.

The kit includes a revamped front bumper with a diffuser and canards, stylish side skirts, and a striking rear diffuser and wing, topped off with a roof air intake.

While the exact price is still under wraps, expectations are high, considering the kit's extensive features. It’s speculated to surpass the pricing of the LB-Works Ferrari F40 kit, which itself is a hefty investment.

Speaking of, the Inoztech-wrapped F40 made a comeback, this time in a dazzling Metallic Blueberry shade with contrasting white livery.

Don't lose heart if your budget is more kei car than supercar. If you like the F40, you might be interested in Kato-san’s LB-Works LB40.

This delightful little machine transforms the Autozam AZ-1 into a mini F40 replica, and it won’t break the bank (we hope).

Other models made an appearance too, including the super silhouette-inspired Nissan Skyline GTR.

"What will Kato-san come up with next year?" Your guess is as good as ours.