compete with the likes of Lexus and Mercedes-Benz. Of course, when you’re building to compete, maybe you should compete with a better-looking car. Most cars built by Mitsuoka are usually a take back not a segment changing type of design. Considering this you might have seen the design of the Himiko somewhere else, like on a British roadster of the 1960’s.
When you really take a look at the Himiko, you have to wonder what ever would have possessed someone to build a car like this. It has very small bumpers, odd looking taillights and really could you choose any worse of a style of wheels. The wheels are really the deal breaker on this car. You have to wonder why Mitsuoka would not have gone with a wire style, not Honda Racing five points. And for the taillights, you could have done it better but when it comes to a design like this, its hard to determine what would make the best fit. Maybe add a little bit of chrome around the taillights.
Overall Grade: D+