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We were huge fans of G Sports' Mark X Sports Concept back at Tokyo Auto Salon and are glad that those lucky photographers and writers out in Japan got a chance to see it up close and personal. Dino Dalle Carbonare is no stranger to AutoGuide, having worked with us back in the Modified Mag days and has reported on the Toyota Mark X from G Sports' over at SpeedHunters.

Just as we assumed, Gazoo Racing's variation of the Mark X is built off the 350S version of the Mark X that sports the 3.5L V6 powerplant in our American-based IS350 and GS350. None of the performance has been altered in their concept, so it still sports a modest 318-hp and 280 ft-lbs of torque.

But the aggressive exterior styling is what has us loving this car. The front end is just menacing, and the contrasting carbon fiber shade is a nice touch. Subtle yet functional carbon fiber hood outlets are awesome along with the vents on the rear bumper. There's even more carbon fiber in the rear diffuser.

It's worth noting that the interior sports suede-clad Recaro seats full of red accent stitching and tons of carbon fiber accents.

What's just most exciting about all of this is how Gazoo Racing will help bring Toyota back to the spotlight with its performance-based models and hopefully we'll be seeing G Sports out in America one day.

More: G Sports' Toyota Mark X Sports Concept Is Looking Mighty Attractive on AutoGuide.com
 

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After 2 years of its release, I can buy that as a second hand!

We were discussing about that car on another forum. Some said its fairings look like they're from the Commodore but in my opinion, they just look alike because they have a purpose, especially at high speeds.
 

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WHY does the Aussie/NZ market get cool toyotas? It's not fair. :(
 

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WHY does the Aussie/NZ market get cool toyotas? It's not fair. :(
It's probably because of us being RHD and of legislation as well. My cousin in OZ said that they have tighter regulations in importing. Here in NZ, we can import vehicles from Japan easier. Before we could import any vehicle but now we can only import vehicles up to 10 years old or 40 years old and above (classic).
 

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It's probably because of us being RHD and of legislation as well. My cousin in OZ said that they have tighter regulations in importing. Here in NZ, we can import vehicles from Japan easier. Before we could import any vehicle but now we can only import vehicles up to 10 years old or 40 years old and above (classic).
I suppose thats true too. I was referring more to why Toyota thinks there not a marketed state-side for sportier models. :dunno:
 

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maybe its me,but seems like the adopted parts of the body work from other cars.

Like the curve of the body and the type front
from the CLS65AMG or CLS63 looks more similar
the back end at certain angles looks like a camry,
with the back tail lights looking like
stretched 10thgen corolla tails
 

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maybe its me,but seems like the adopted parts of the body work from other cars.

Like the curve of the body and the type front
from the CLS65AMG or CLS63 looks more similar
the back end at certain angles looks like a camry,
with the back tail lights looking like
stretched 10thgen corolla tails

It looks like a beefed up IS350. I currently don't like the IS350 due to it's shallow/curved in roof top.
 
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