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Drive on the Shuto expressway Shinjuku route (1993 versus 2024) – Friday Video

My favourite Showa-nostalgic Youtube channel Kamepo posted another video: the Shuto Expressway on the Shunjuku route. This time you get a comparison between 1993 and 2024 and there are a lot of interesting cars to spot!

Shuto Expressway Shinjuku route 1993 versus 2024 - Suzuki Jimny
Shuto Expressway Shinjuku route 1993 versus 2024 – Suzuki Jimny


The highlights of this video are a Mazda RX7 FD on a flatbed, a French Citroën BX GTi 8v, two Toyota Prius-es (or Priora in Latin) XW50 and XW60, a Subaru BRZ ZD8, an Autozam Revue and also a Honda Integra coupé DA5.

Mazda RX7 FD on a flatbed

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Commercial time: Subaru Leone super sedan

Just like the new modern Subaru BRZ is an innovation for Subaru, back in the 80s Subaru’s 4WD technique was innovative and ground breaking. Subaru’s 4WD is just like a baseball bat: you aim for it and hit the apex at the right spot.

So of course they applied the 4WD package to all model lineups including the new Leone 2. Funny to see them now going back to 2WD…

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