Wow. Great videos. I've never been to Tokyo except passing through the airport and in these road shots it looks like a maze or a video game. But it seems the 275 is well up to the task!! Quite a few nice shots of merging and overtaking with a flick of the wheel and a little press on the pedal. Were you exceeding the speed limit? I only saw you going by other cars, didn't see any going by you. (except for the one video with you behind that white truck the whole time and that idiot in the white 4-door cutting you off.)
Nice "virtual ride" in a 275. Thanks for sharing!
Glad you liked them, Pete.
Yes, driving in Japan is quite unique. Very different from, say, driving in California. I suppose other cities like NYC, Boston, and SF have their uniqueness. I know because I live in those cities. Cannot say a word on Europe, no experience there.
The traffic in those videos were quite moderate because the hours were off the rush hours. Even then, you can see the difficulties and frustrations, altho I must say my patience and tolerance have adapted somewhat. Cars parked on streets are given, cars turning right and left where they should not, buses, delivery trucks, other cars cutting you off, taxis stopping anywhere they wish as if they own the road, signal lights almost every hundred meters, stop/go/stop and more stops,...my gripes go on forever.
As stated earlier, max speed on tollways 80kph (about 50mph) and streets are around 50kph (too low that I cannot translate to mph !!!). Much of the videotime, I was driving around 100kph at 3000rpm or so in 4th or 5th gear. Only in few instances that I went north of that, but always checking 360 degrees for cops. I am sure you can tell that whenever I get the rare opportunity to exceed and rev up the engine, I am braking and slowing almost simultaneously. This car was not made for this, she demands that you go faster and more (may I dare to say, like an insatiable GF ???
Pretty soon, I should be able to upload few more videos going thru different tollways south of Tokyo (suburbs ?). Here, you have to deal with narrow roads and slower traffic. Different situations but same stories. Utter frustrations. w/ smiles Jimmy