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TOP 7 Fastest Japanese Sports Cars of All Times

Japanese cars are almost legendary for their durability and affordable pricing. In the land of the rising sun, car manufacturers know how to have fun, too. Some legendary Japanese sports cars have been around for decades making history. Here are gathered Top 7 Fastest Japanese Sports Cars of All Times. Enjoy!

Fastest Japanese Sports Cars with Top Speed

It was hard to pick only 7 of them, but here are the finest Sakura flowers. For a better resolution, every car has a technical description. Everything is fair and square. 

Nissan GT-R Track Edition

Japanese Sports Cars

Top Speed: 333 km/h (207 mph)
Year: 2013-2014
Engine: 3.8 L twin-turbocharged VR38DETT V6
Power: 609 PS (448 kW; 601 hp )

565 horses all running in the same direction. Instead of the traditional 50/50 torque split between front and rear axles, the Nissan GT-R’s electronically controlled All-Wheel Drive system can send up to 50% of torque to the front wheels as needed or provide nearly 100% of available torque to the rear wheels. This provides the steering feel and response of a Rear-Wheel Drive vehicle – the preferred choice of racecar drivers and serious enthusiasts – while still giving the added confidence and controllability that only All-Wheel Drive can offer.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII

Japanese Sports Cars

Top Speed: 249 km/h (155 mph)
Year: 1992-2016
Engine: 2.0 L (1,997 cc) 4G63 Inline-four engine Turbocharged
Power: 411 PS (302 kW; 405 hp)

It has attracted a wide following of enthusiast drivers and the production model is currently in its 7th edition in Japan and has been dispatched in restricted numbers to other world business sectors by Ralliart (MMC’s motorsport subsidiary) as a base model for use in serious driving and rally sport. 

Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition

Japanese Sports Cars

Top speed: 326 km/h (203 mph)
Year: 2011–2012
Engine: 1LR-GUE 72° Even firing V10
Power: 560 PS (412 kW; 553 hp) at c

A sport-tuned suspension, grippier tires, and special multi-spoke wheels further set the Nürburgring Edition apart from standard LFAs. Not that a standard LFA is a common sight.

Nissan Skyline GT-R R34

Japanese Sports Cars

Top Speed: 251 km/h (156 mph)
Year: 1999-2002
Engine: 2.6 litr turbocharged 6 cylinder engine V4
Power: 276 bhp (280 PS/206 kW)

The ultimate in driving enjoyment has repeatedly been sought by successive generations of the GT-R. Over the years, the GT-R has continued to be a road-going car of superior performance that delivers excellent driving pleasure by reacting faithfully to the demands of the driver. Just sitting in the GT-R driver’s seat creates a sense of excitement that envelops the whole body.

Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4

Japanese Sports Cars

Top Speed: 256 km/h (160 mph)
Year: 1990-2000
Engine: V6, dohc, 4V/cyl, twin-turbo.
Power: 320 hp (SAE)

In the late 1980s, just before the explosion of the bubble economy, Japan’s motor industry soared to a peak. They were motivated to create countless high-tech grand tourers by their growing ego only to show the West what they were capable of. The 1987 and 1993 Toyota Supra, 1989 Nissan 300ZX and Skyline GT-R, 1990 Honda NSX, and 1992 Mazda RX-7 were born in this way. They dropped a bombshell on the makers of Western sports cars and almost forced them into bankruptcy. 

Mitsubishi GTO, or what was branded as 3000GT VR-4 in overseas markets, must be the maddest of the bunch, however. A 300-horsepower 24-valve twin-turbo V6, a full-time all-wheel drive system, 4-wheel steering, switchable electronic adaptive damping, active aerodynamic aids, and variable exhaust provided more sophisticated technology than we’ve ever heard of. It was a showcase of state-of-the-art technology, in other words.

Mazda RX-7

Japanese Sports Cars

Top Speed: 250 km/h (148 mph)
Year: 1998–2002
Engine: 13B rotary engine
Power: 265 PS (195 kW; 261 hp)

The little Japanese two-seat sports car was something of a game-changer when the first-generation Mazda RX-7 was released in 1978. Not only was it powered by an unusual rotary engine, but it was also surprisingly lightweight, functional, and thoroughly modern with its large rear glass hatch. It was, besides, inexpensive, allowing more enthusiasts to get behind the wheel.

The internal designation ‘SA’ was given to cars in early 1978-1980, but a 1981 model-year facelift with re-styled bumpers and rear valance, a regular five-speed manual transmission replacing the previous four-speed, and a mild interior refresh revised the car enough to re-code it ‘FB’.

Toyota Supra Turbo

Japanese Sports Cars

Top Speed: 285 km/h (177 mph)
Year: 1993-2002
Engine: Toyota 2JZ-GTE twin-turbocharged I6
Power: 280–330 PS (206–243 kW; 276–326 hp)

From 1978 to 2002, the initial four generations of the Toyota Supra were made. In January 2019, the Toyota Supra, which was co-developed with the G29 Z4, was launched in its fifth generation.


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