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NAGAMATSU: No.22 "It's almost time to buy a new car..."

Hello everybody, it's the mysterious Judo man Nagamatsu here!

It's getting a bit warmer these days, right? How are you all getting on?

I've been sneezing all the time recently.

I had a bit of hay fever last year, but this year it's hit me hard.
As soon as I start sneezing it just keeps on happening over and over again...

And when I'm driving, every time I sneeze I hit the accelerator with my foot and the car jumps forward!
No more convertibles for me from now on...

Have you guys noticed that there are lots of those new generation cars that you sometimes see in car magazines cruising around lately? Cars like the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, the Nissan GT-R, and the Subaru Impreza WRX STI.

It's a way better to be able to see them for real than in photographs though - they give off a totally different aura from other cars, don't they?

Those cars really look like they are slinking suggestively along the road. New cars are great in real life and in games.
Man I'm so excited!
There's no way I'm going to lose out to these new generation cars, so...I've gone power-up crazy!!

Now here is the all-important question - Just what kind of power-up???

A new turbine?
Increased engine displacement?
Or perhaps a new muffler?

NO! I got a brand new car!!
My new car has got two turbo, fat tires, and is super aerodynamic.

This is the first car I've ever had that has a turbo, and whenever I slam down the gas pedal the acceleration makes me feel like I'm being pushed back into my seat!!
Man I'm glad that I got a high powered car⁓
And I can tell you that it is PERFECT for Wangan Midnight!!
(That's my opinion, anyway.) After all, more power equals more torque!!
OK, now for the next question! What kind of car do you think I got?
Go on, guess!

Whaaaat? You want a hint? Oh, ok then. Here it comes...
What kind of car does this screenshot make you think of?

Hint: It's the kind of car that Masaki would risk his life in.

If you think you know what car I bought, send your guess to the opinion box. I'm looking forward to hearing from you!
Sorry, but we don't have a prize this time for the right answer...
It's purely for my enjoyment.

Next time we can take a look at everybody's answers!! See you!!

(Original article in Japanese released on 3.19.2008)

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