Japanese


Toyota Supra

supra-twin-turboThe Super Supra, twin turbo of 2JZ power, awesome looking car which looks even better a cool kit. In standard form the twin turbo could get to 60mph in around 4.6 seconds and stomping on to over 175mph.

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Mitsubishi Evo X

EvoXI have always liked Evos, from first driving an Evo VIII around a track I always thought the Evo VIII was the car I would get next, it wasn’t to be as I was swayed by the R34 a little more.! With so many aftermarket parts and tuning options for Evos it’s no surprise to see some seriously nice examples putting out big power numbers.

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Honda Civic Type R

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The reliable, high revving, hot hatch from Honda..! The 1st and 2nd generation Honda Civic Type R are my favourites, they’re a relatively inexpensive car to buy with good modifications available. I think the older versions have more character over the newer models.

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Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R

Nissan_Skyline_R34_GT-R_Nur_5thgenThe most gorgeous of all the Skylines especially in the Bayside Blue colour, with huge tuning potential, my favourite of all the Skylines.

In May 1998, after sales of the Nissan Skyline plummeted from the release of the R33 chassis the EN34, HR34, ER34 and BNR34 addressed many of the concerns over the change from the R33, with more emphasis on sportiness, and marked the introduction of the more fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly RB25DET NEO engine. Also the front end was re-arranged from the R33 unattractive front end and was aimed more towards the R32 style to draw people back into the “skyline world” . The RB20E engine was discontinued in the R34 base model (GT), and the RB20DE, after last being used in the R32 Skyline, was reintroduced in updated NEO guise. The R34 GT powered by the RB20DE NEO, coupled with a 5-speed gearbox, became the most fuel-efficient straight-6 Skyline to date (of any shape). Carlos Ghosn stated on the release date of the Nissan Skyline R34 that “We hope to win people back with the old school design based around the R32 shell, due to the initial complaints corresponded with the R33 chasis and body” The 5-speed automatic transmission available on some models in the previous two shapes were discontinued. In its place, Nissan produced a 4-speed Tiptronic transmission for all of the automatic versions (Except the base 2.0L, which has a standard 5 speed gearbox). Only the GT-T coupe variant was sold in New Zealand from 2000 and it was the only country besides Japan that sold the R34 GT-T model Skylines new. The GT-T models were rebadged as Infiniti G25t for export markets.

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Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R

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Give me a V-Spec II of these and I’ll be a happy bunny.

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The R33 Skyline was introduced in August 1993. Slightly heavier than the R32, it is available in coupe and sedan bodystyles. All models now used a 6-cylinder engine. Nissan took the unusual step of down-grading the GTS model to have only the RB20E, while the twin-cam of the R32 GTS was discontinued along with the 2.0 L turbo RB20DET.

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Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

Nissan_Skyline_R32_GT-R_3rdgenThe monster from Japan.! I own a R34 and have wanted one for ages, however, the more I see the R32 the more it grows on me, I think it looks great in this grey but if it was to be perfect it would need the R34 ass on it.! For what this car achieved back in the 80′s it has to be called a supercar.

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Datsun 280z

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This car has character in my opinion, I love the lines, the way the lights are cut into the wings and once again those flared arches.!
The Datsun 280Z also called the Nissan Fairlady Z and was produced in the late ’70′s. The engine size was a 2.8 litre, by enlarging the bore of the L26 engine to create the L28, and a reliable Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection system was added. Power was 170bhp at 5600rpm.

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Lexus LFA

2011-Lexus-LFAI do love the LFA, I think it looks stunning, I wasn’t sure of the rear at first, it is growing on me, bit pricey though.! A 4.8 litre V10 that puts out 560ps at 8700rpm.

The Lexus LFA is a two-seat supercar from Lexus. It is the second model in the F marque line of performance vehicles from Lexus, following the IS-F. Three concept versions have been shown, each debuting at the North American International Show with the LF-A designation as part of the LF Series concept line. After beginning development in the early 2000s (codenamed P280), the first LF-A concept premiered in 2005, followed in 2007 by a second LF-A with a more completely furnished interior and exterior. The third version of the LF-A, a roadster model, premiered in 2008. The production model, trademarked LFA, was shown at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2009.

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Nissan GT-R

Nissan-GT-R-2012The Nissan GT-R is personally one of my most favourite cars. If I held the winning lottery ticket it would be the first car I would buy, which I would drive to the Aventador garage.! Having owned Nissan 200sx (S13) and now my Skyline R34 I definitely have a soft spot for these iconic Japanese cars.
The 2013 GT-R has a 3.8 litre twin turbocharged V6 engine that produces 550PS@6400rpm.

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Honda NSX

Honda-NSXThe new Honda NSX supercar is coming, due in showrooms in 2015 and orders have started. Brought right up to date packed with technology. A V6 mid-mounted engine powers the rear wheels whilst 2 electric motors drives the front wheels, Honda have called this the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive). I think it looks great and hopefully will live up to expectations.

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