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“World’s Ugliest Car” – Mitsouka Orochi – is Officially Dead

It's such a sad story that this car almost deserves a pity-ride.

While America was lucky enough to see and hear very little about this car in its eight years of existence, the Mitsouka Orochi did manage to gain a global reputation for itself over that time. Above all, it has been overwhelmingly dubbed “the ugliest car in the world,” a title that certainly provides it with some memorability. The Orochi, designed by the Japanese automaker that usually sticks to safer ground by knocking off others’ designs, was first introduced in 2006.

The Orochi was unveiled as a limited edition, 400-unit series. However, it seems that even fewer were actually bought and manufactured. All those models were powered by a 233-horsepower, 3.3-liter Toyota V6 engine. As a last attempt before it closes its doors in September, Mitsouka will put out a five-unit ‘Final Edition’ in addition to three units painted in gold and pearl. Whether anyone decides to pity the company and actually buy one of these, Japan's worst design nightmare will soon draw to a close.

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