2014 Tommykaira ZZ

Tommykaira is an icon in the world of Japanese high-performance tuning. In 1996 the company launched its first completely custom car, the ZZ roadster, which has now been reborn as this, the ZZ EV.

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This new ZZ offers very impressive performance, including a 0 - 60 time of just 3.9 seconds.

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This is one of just 100 to be built, on display at CEATEC in Tokyo, Japan.

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Large air intakes in the doors pull power in to the rear-mounted motor and power unit.

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A simple cockpit seats just two. Minimalist, to say the least.

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Charging requires popping the rear hatch, which exposes the drivetrain.

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Bodywork is clean and simple, and no, there is no roof.

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Pronounced LED tails and the coveted Tommykaira branding.

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Forged SSR wheels at all four corners.

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The car entered production in early 2014. Cost? $80,000.

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The $80,000 price is comparable to the Tesla Model S, but with a range of about 75 miles the ZZ is decidedly less practical.

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Each car is hand-made, and so customization is entirely possible.

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Another look at the simple dash and steering wheel. A far cry from the button-laden dashboards on many modern cars.

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The ZZ was a big draw on the show floor, and that metallic blue certainly didn't hurt.

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