We hope you enjoyed our first round of The Most Incredible Japanese Cars Over the Years and are ready for round two! We’re starting with 1989 model and finishing with 2016 model. Keep reading to see what we have here.
NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R R32 (1989)
The R32 played an important role in the Skyline’s evolution. Featuring four-wheel steering, four-wheel drive and electronic gadgets galore the car is a real landmark in Japanese automotive engineering. The 276bhp twin-turbo straight six provides 155 mph.
HONDA NSX (1990)
It is the first all-aluminum production car the world knows about. It was developed with the help of Ayrton Senna. The original one is becoming extremely collectible.
MITSUBISHI EVO (1992)
Evo first appeared in 1992 and nobody could have guessed what a trend it would become. The early Evos had four-wheel drive and a turbocharged 2-liter engine. Although being a spectacle, the WRC wasn’t famous until 1995.
TOYOTA SUPRA (1993)
The Supra was part of the Celica range and was a stand-alone model from 1986. This was Toyota’s fastest-ever car, thanks to a twin-turbo 3.0 six. It is classified as a sports car with front engine and rear-wheel drive.
SUBARU IMPREZA TURBO (1994)
Having a distinctive boxer beat and astonishing speed, the Impreza became an icon for good reason. It didn’t just shift the goalposts, it ditched them altogether. No wonder it was immensely successful in the World Rally Championship.
HONDA S2000 (1999)
The production version of this car was launched in April 1999 to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary. It is named S2000 because of its engine displacement of two liters. It is a rear-wheel drive with 2.0-liter VTEC engine producing 155 mph. With a 9000 rpm red line, the S2000’s engine was more like a motorbike.
MAZDA RX-8 (2003)
It is a unique car when you take the RX-8’s door arrangement and Wankel engine mark into consideration. The RX-8 is truly something different. It looks extraordinary and it proved that not all family cars have to be alike.
LEXUS LFA (2010)
The launch of this incredibly ambitious supercar brought fame to Lexus. It is a supercar in every sense. Powered by a specially developed V10, the LFA is a seriously impressive, but with just 500 samples, you won’t see many. Lexus said that this car is from the future, made for the driver.
NISSAN GT-R NISMO (2015)
The original GT-R of 2008 was an astonishing machine, having 3.8-liter twin turbo that produces 478bhp. But, when the Nismo version arrived in 2015, it received more power—595 horsepower and 481 lb-ft, thanks to better breathing and larger turbos lifted from the GT-R GT3 race car. This car definitely pushed the boundaries even further.
LEXUS LC500 (2016)
This isn’t just a new car for Lexus; it’s a new rear-drive “premium” platform. Besides the 467-horsepower V8 engine, it looks completely unreal. It is a worthy successor to the LFA. it looks completely wild, with a beautiful widebody, and is definitely the most badass Lexus since the LFA.