The new 2013 Toyota Auris was selected for a cosmetic tune dedicated to the anime cartoon, with the Japanese automaker’s in-house tuning arm Modellista taking responsibility for the transformation.
Modellista chose Char Aznable, a fictional character from the Gundam franchise, as its inspiration for the re-styling of the new compact hatchback.
After fitting the car with an aero package consisting of a deep front apron with LED daytime lights, hood vents, rocker panels, a roof spoiler and a new rear bumper with a diffuser and quad tailpipes, Modellista then applied a foil wrap in red for the body and in carbon fiber for the roof.
The Auris Char Aznable rides on a set of black 18-inch alloy wheels and also features changes inside, including red accents on the dashboard, steering wheel hub and gear shifter.
The only mechanical upgrades made to the car are the sports exhaust system and a lower and stiffer suspension.
Ford will make a conceptual Transformers character named the “Falcatron” based on the Australian market Falcon XR6 Turbo, which in real life sports a 4.0-liter turbocharged inline-six that generates 362hp / 270kW of power.
The Falcatron came to be after Ford organized a poll on its Facebook page asking fans to vote on which one of its models they would like to see as a Transformers character.
After choosing the Falcon XR6 Turbo, High Moon Studios, which is the developer behind the new Transformers video game titled “Transformers: Fall of Cybertron,” created the artwork for the fictional “Falcatron” and released it this week to celebrate the launch of the game.