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Gallery: is Tokyo's 'Bingo Sports' the greatest car dealer in the world?

From Miuras to Zondas, take a tour of our new favourite showroom

  • If you’re anything like the TG office, you’ll fill idle parts of your day with some hypothetical lottery win spending. Because second only to driving or riding in fast cars is juggling around which ones you’d buy with a requisitely bulging wallet.

    Ring any bells? Then allow us to introduce you to a one-stop shop for lottery win garages. It’s in Tokyo, so a bit of a trek, we’ll admit. But win big enough and such logistical landmines are easily navigated. The name of the dealer? Bingo Sports World. That’s almost worth the trip alone.

    We’ve bad news if you want to tally up what you’d buy with the latest Euromillions jackpot, though: the following cherry-picked highlights are listed at frustrating ‘price on application’ only. If you have to ask, and all that. For the rest of us, click through some of the highlights of Bingo Sports' showroom...

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  • 1968 Lamborghini Miura Jota

    A standard Lamborghini Miura is a pretty car. One of the prettiest ever, you might feasibly argue. But we reckon there’s something even more eye-popping. A Miura Jota.

    Larger headlights and extended body kits rarely make for a more beautiful car, but the Miura’s Jota conversion would seem the exception to the rule. Just look that jaunty little spoiler on the roof.

    If you want specs, then how does 440bhp sound? What remains a reasonable chunk of power now must have felt stratospheric in the Sixties, especially with just 1.3 tonnes to haul around.

    We’re quite smitten. Sadly, we’re also quite skint.

  • 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione

    If you thought that Miura’s wing was a bit silly, then we advise clicking over to the next slide. The Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione’s is positively aeronautical.

    The standard 288 GTO is one of the most exquisitely styled cars in Ferrari history. Its bonkers Evoluzione iteration, erm, isn’t. But jeez, does it look cool. Menacingly cool.

    The spoiler, clear vented engine cover and newly curvy snout are all stylistic stepping stones between the 288 and the F40 that replaced it, while the Evoluzione’s faintly ludicrous 650bhp ought to ensure it’s as crackers to drive as it is to look at.

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  • 1994 Ferrari F40 LM

    Imagine the Ferrari F40, and images of an unruly and slightly Evil eighties supercar may come to mind. Truth is, it’s a pussycat. Compared to this, anyway.

    You might argue that anyone who thought an F40 needed toughening up was surely certifiable. Still, we’re rather thankful for whoever lost a sufficient number of marbles to suggest this one in a Maranello meeting.

    Weight is down around 50kg, to a meagre 1,050kg, while power is up past 700bhp. The base F40 has 478bhp…

    It sounds as scary as it looks, then, but Bingo Sports World’s advert isn’t in two minds about what you should do when you’ve handed over sufficient Yen. “This legend car is registered in Japan, so all set. You are ready to drive on street.” Eek.

  • 2008 Pagani Zonda F Clubsport

    You’ll be familiar with the Zonda. And likely its many, many special editions, too. This one’s the Zonda F Clubsport, with 650bhp, a proper old-school manual gearbox, and a Bugatti Veyron-beating time around the TG test track.

    It’s probably best if you’re a fan of red, though; not only is the interior of Japan’s only F swathed in crimson leather, you’ll see the hue is even interwoven into some of the exterior carbon fibre.

    Worry not if you’re not convinced, though: Bingo Sports World is the official Pagani dealer for Japan, so if anyone can source you a less red one, they're the gents.

  • 1986 Porsche 911 ‘934 RSR’

    If you value originality and proper racing provenance, this probably ain’t the Porsche for you. Instead, it’s the amalgamation of one owner’s dream bits, a 911 greatest hits package if you will.

    Its styling is inspired by the 1980s 934 racecar, while the engine comes from a 1990s 964 Turbo, albeit with a custom ‘charger to wind it up to 550bhp. In something weighing less than a tonne that’s quite a lot.

    And with its finely judged bodykit and wonderfully retro livery, there can be no cooler looking trackday toy. Can there?

  • 2007 Maserati MC12 Versione Corse

    This might give that 911 a run for its money. A track only version of the Maserati MC12 hypercar, it mates a 750bhp V12 – a whole Swift Sport more than standard – to aero tweaks used on the MC12 GT1 racecar.

    Like the related Ferrari FXX, it was million-pound plaything restricted to the circuit. But unlike the FXX, there are only 12 of them, and they aren’t used to cheekily stockpile data for Ferrari’s research and development.

    The MC12 also looks damn cool, and this all-silver paint job is altogether more serious than the slightly novelty blue’n’white of the road cars. Maseratis get no fightier.

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  • 1992 Porsche 911 3.6 RS

    If you’d like your 911 track toy to be a little more subtle, then how about this? Okay, so it’s Stabilo highlighter yellow. But it’s altogether less shouty than that RSR, and a bit less precious should you cock things up round Fuji’s fast 300R.

    In essence, it’s the 964 RS of the early Nineties, but even more track focused. An already sparse interior is stripped right to its bare bones, while power is up around ten per cent on standard, at 290bhp.

    Bingo is keen to stress it’s a one-owner car with little over 2,000 miles to its name. Quite how hard those miles have been isn’t mentioned.

  • 1994 Schuppan 962CR

    If you’re feverishly scratching your chin and fretting about lost nerd points, then rest assured this is firmly in the ‘niche’ category of supercars.

    It’s a road-going conversion of Porsche’s 962 Group C Le Mans racer. One of only six, in fact. It actually looks a bit different to the 962 racer, its chassis and body built by Australian driver Vern Schuppan, who notched up numerous wins in Porsche endurance racers.

    Beneath the quirky carbon panels sits not only an interior the colour of a melted Caramac, but a 600bhp drivetrain that’s covered over 30,000 miles. Relatively high mileage for what’s essentially a race car, but a strong testament to how driveable it must be, too.

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  • 1970 Nissan Skyline GT-R

    No, we haven’t captioned this image incorrectly. It may bear little resemblance to a modern day, ‘Ring-killing Nissan GT-R, but this is the R35’s flesh and blood as much as a Calsonic-liveried Skyline is.

    Four doors and woodern dashboard trim might not scream ‘Godzilla’, but there’s a GT-R badge, a six-cylinder engine and some proper harnessed bucket seats up front.

    This one’s been fully restored, so looks superb. It also has us dreaming of a modern day GT-R saloon to rough up the M5s and Panameras of this world…

  • 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

    Quite topical, the 2002, given the arrival of the new BMW M2 this very week. It remains one of BMW’s daintiest designs; the bluff edges of an X6 or 5-Series GT feel light years away from the little Turbo, rather than mere decades.

    And there’s a delicate driving experience to match. Its 170bhp output sounds modest to modern ears, but arriving as it does in a whoosh of turbocharged boost, you’ll need to be hyper alert driving the wee ’02.

    Perhaps that explains why Bingo declares it one of the few nice 2002 Turbos left in Japan…

  • 1990 Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Evo II

    Clunky name, sublime car, and evidence that fast Mercs aren’t purely about the AMG badge. The 190E Evo II thundered onto the scene 25 years ago, and it should be all the evidence you need that homologation specials are cool.

    Just over 500 were produced to rubber-stamp Merc’s entry in the German DTM touring car series; 235bhp meant a 0-62mph time of a smidge over seven seconds.

    Alright, so a Mountuned Fiesta ST could probably embarrass it now. But would it look anywhere near as spectacular?

  • 1973 Citroen SM

    As recipes for cars go, the mating of an Italian engine – a 185bhp Maserati V6, to be precise – and French engineering – namely hydropneumatic suspension – is surely as interesting as things get. Especially if you’re an RAC recovery driver.

    Meet the SM. As well as its befuddling suspension and gloriously incongruous engine choice, it has headlights that swivel with the steering and the same drag coefficient as a BMW i8, albeit 40 years earlier than the plug-in hybrid supercar.

    Painted in the wonderfully French sounding ‘Bleu de Brégançon’, this one’s fairly stunning to look at. Just imagine rolling round Tokyo in this…

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