If I were to say to you that you have one choice of car to make your daily commute in, in a city as congested as Tokyo, what would it be? For most, the criteria would include being small in size, affordable to run — maybe even a hybrid — automatic, and comfortable seating. Well, besides the excessive price tag, surprisingly the McLaren P1 fits most of the criteria — it’s even a hybrid that can cruise in full electric mode! Go Hiramatsu, a Tokyo-based lawyer, uses his McLaren as his daily driver, and come the weekends, he heads out into the mountains or to his nearest racetrack. So much respect for this guy! Enjoy the clip. 

René Vermeer

Dutch, French, or just a Kiwi, René isn’t quite sure, but he does know he has a passion for Japanese vehicles like no other. A well-seasoned Gran Turismo player dating back to his single-digit days, René has a comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of performance vehicles and has owned more than 30 performance cars here in New Zealand, ranging from Nissans to Hondas. A lover of photography, you’ll find him either peeping under someone’s bonnet to snap a detailed shot, or on the side of the racetrack, perfecting his panning.