If Bladerunner was set in Tokyo instead of Los Angeles, the folks in the props department could have saved themselves a whole bunch of work by having Ryan Gosling slowly, slowly walk through this year's Tokyo Auto Show. The concepts crowding the floor at the annual expo present as convincing and exciting a vision of the future as anything Denis Villeneuve and Ridley Scott could have imagined. With the opportunity to present how they're preparing for a changing world, Japan's automakers have gone well beyond the typical modern idea of a "concept", which is often just a gentle evolution of a current car, designed for a spot of market research. They've allowed their designers to get imaginative, to the point of near absurdity. The results are cute, curvy, sporty, sharp, and, of course, electrified.
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Once again, this feels like a poison chalice, as not every car can make a slide showcase. First up? The Far Eastern E-type…. Whisper it, but we reckon the Toyota GT is prettier than the Jag.