Top 20 Japanese sports cars of all time

Top 20 Japanese sports cars of all time

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When it comes to sports cars, it usually revolves around European manufacturers, whose history began even before the concept itself appeared. Some snobbery also prevents many motorists from giving credit to Japanese sports cars, whose development in one way or another has always taken place under constant Western influence. But no matter how hard many people try to label the Japanese auto industry as a “reliable workhorse”, it has something to counter competitors on the race track.

Today, we've rounded up the top 20 Japanese sports cars of all time that you can easily induct into the Sports Hall of Fame right now.

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Top 20 Japanese sports cars of all time Source: trendymen.ru

Top 20 Japanese sports cars of all time

1. Datsun Sports (Fairlady in Japan) 1500/1600/2000, 1959 The company began its sports car journey with a miniature roadster model, gradually wedging itself into the rather conservative American sports car community.

Top 20 Japanese sports cars of all time

2. Honda S500, 1963. This roadster retained such an atavism as a chain drive, used mainly on motorcycles.

Top 20 Japanese sports cars of all time

3. Toyota Sport 800, 1965. Only 44 horsepower of this first Toyota sports car did not prevent him from flaunting a removable roof.

Top 20 Japanese sports cars of all time

4. Toyota 2000GT, 1967. When creating this response to the Jaguar E-Type, the Japanese automaker had to team up with Yamaha for a while. The result was worth it.

Top 20 Japanese sports cars of all time

5. Datsun (Fairlady) 240Z, 1970

Top 20 Japanese sports cars of all time

6. Mazda RX-2, 1971. On the most charged version of this car, pilots managed to accelerate to 257 kilometers per hour on the Bonneville track.

Top 20 Japanese sports cars of all time

7. Mazda RX-7, 1979. A slightly more powerful engine and light body allowed this car to reach 290 kilometers per hour on the same salt track.

Top 20 Japanese sports cars of all time

8. Datsun Maxima, 1982. The sports sedan borrowed many components from the 240Z, and even got a turbocharger in a special version for actor Paul Newman.

Top 20 Japanese sports cars of all time

9. Toyota MR2, 1985. This coupe was clearly inspired by Ferrari sports cars.

Top 20 Japanese sports cars of all time

10. Honda Prelude, 1988. Sports sedan with all-wheel drive.

Top 20 Japanese sports cars of all time

11. Mazda MX-5 Miata, 1990. Almost imperceptible Lotus features still charged this roadster to worldwide fame.

Top 20 Japanese sports cars of all time

12. Acura NSX, 1991. Sleek aluminum body and 3-liter V6 engine made this sports car the dream of many drivers for many years.

Top 20 Japanese sports cars of all time

13. Mazda RX-7, 1992. The third and final generation of the RX-7 got turbocharging, improved dynamics and a great exterior.

Top 20 Japanese sports cars of all time

14. Honda S2000, 2000. This car was created in honor of the 50th anniversary of the brand and fulfilled its purpose with honor.

Top 20 Japanese sports cars of all time

15. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII, 2003. For the American market, this car was delivered with Brembo brakes, Bilstein shock absorbers and a mesmerizingly large carbon rear wing.

Top 20 Japanese sports cars of all time

16. Mazda RX-8, 2004.

Top 20 Japanese sports cars of all time

17. Nissan GT-R 2009 Great choice!

Top 20 Japanese sports cars of all time

18. Lexus 500 LFA, 2012.

Top 20 Japanese sports cars of all time

19. Subaru BRZ, 2012. Excellent sports rear-wheel drive coupe.

Top 20 Japanese sports cars of all time

20. Lexus RC F, 2015. If the legendary Ford Mustang is sent for major revision, then something like this magnificent Japanese sports car can come out of it. Maybe.

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