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Japanese Sports Cars - JDM tuners and ricers

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Starting this topic for all Japanese sports car lovers. I won't mind if you post about any other cars too. 

 

Post the pictures of the most tuned Japanese cars and the most riced cars! 

 

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Can you even guess which car it is?

The scissor doors and the gas scoop  crack me up everytime :lol:

 

And here's a tuner, a lancer Evo VIII

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That's an ugly Honda Civic ... more money than taste some people :D

 

Nice Evo ... shame about the rims for me.  Flat black would look sleek

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59 minutes ago, welshblue said:

That's an ugly Honda Civic ... more money than taste some people :D

 

Nice Evo ... shame about the rims for me.  Flat black would look sleek

If properly tuned, Honda cars are a beast, but people choose to rice them out instead of spending the money on upgrades. You can pick up a turbocharger for 200$ instead of spending it on stickers, new speakers, rims, widebody kits, etc. 

 

The lan Evo is one of my favorite Japanese sport/rally cars. The evo VIII, in my opinion, was the best 4wd cars compared to its newer and older models. It's sad to see the lancer series come to an end :(

I hope they are discontinuing the lancer to release something more powerful, which can compete with the godzilla :P

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3 hours ago, PranavJH said:

You can pick up a turbocharger for 200$

 

... but not quite as simple as just bolting one on.  At best you'll get a fraction more power - at worst an engine that goes bang. 

A few things to be done and a lot of money to be spent before bolting it on.  Unless you're a competent mechanic it usually works out cheaper to source an already turbocharged engine

 

I think all Evos except for the 6 (back end too high)  are beautiful cars  ... the best I ever sat in was Tommi Makinen's 4 when they were testing/ practising in a forestry I was working in.  Sadly he wouldn't let us take it for a spin :/

 

Maybe the Lancer has just come to the end of it's life? 

With it's tradition of producing great Rally cars I can't not see Mitsubushi bringing out something to make you clench your butt cheeks in the future.  Whether it will be as pretty or as exciting to drive, who knows ... but if their SUVs are anything to go by, don't hold your breath or maybe fit a turbo to your lungs to get some air in whilst you wait  ...

 

Best car for fun though I ever had was a Ford RS Sierra Cosworth. 

 

Now I'm old and have boring cars ... 

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I like the classic lines of Muscle cars, especially early Mustangs and Camaros, and some of the Pontiac GTO's are pretty sweet, and don't buy into the myth of how do you tell the difference between a sports car and a muscle car - the muscle car is the one sticking out of the hedge on the first corner. 

I've driven some 'sports' cars with pretty suicidal under/over steer.

 

I like the look of the new Mustangs , Vipers and the Dodge Charger is pretty intimidating.

 

I've never actually seen an American Muscle car in the the flesh but appreciate the raw power that the V8 gurgle gives

... just to throw out a contentious bone ... I must be one of the rare ones who doesn't find the early Corvettes attractive to the eye

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I'm not real fond of Corvettes. They're powerful and all. And there are lots of other cars out there that call themselves muscle cars. But I'm addicted to the rumble of a 

Chevelle SS with a 454 LS6. I had to sell mine a few years ago but if I had a choice I'd get one again.

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On 12/4/2017 at 4:02 AM, dipstick said:

Ahhhh, good old American muscle...

 

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This one reminds me of my old 67 Mustang GT with a 428 CobraJet and 4-speed....

 

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Are they both drag builds? Just guessed as they have those fat tires and the engine on that first mustang, well, that engine looks really good. What engine is that, I know for sure its twin charged or atleast supercharged. Can you share images of the engine as well (if you have)

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On 04/12/2017 at 9:57 PM, Woodsy said:

Chevelle SS

 

I forgot to include that.  A '69 in the burnt orange/ red is a sight to behold.

 

This thread is getting me nostalgic for all the cars I've had.  I'll never forget my first time. 

 

A 1976 Toyota Celica ST ... Japanese styling of their take of a Pony car.  9 years old,  £450 to buy and petrol was still leaded, costing about .34p a litre and you could work on the engine without plugging it into a diagnostic machine ... and the smell of vinyl on a hot day. 

Much more character back then ?  A lot of modern cars all look the same ... and they tell you silly things like, " Caution Risk of Ice" ... yeah I know, my fingers are freezing scraping ice off the windscreen.  Or the best on mine is,  a warning that pops up on the infotainment screen ... " Caution Taking Your Eyes Off The Road is Dangerous"  ... so pop up when I start the engine; not travelling at 70 MPH having to take my eyes off the road and my hand off the steering wheel to press Cancel :/

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As far as classic Japanese cars go, I've always liked the Datsun 240Z.

 

When it comes to modern Japanese cars, I prefer Mazda and Honda. Toyota and Nissan seem to have an overall low build quality.

 

Next year, Mazda is putting their new HCCI engine into production. I'm really looking forward to see how well it actually performs.

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Datsun ... Now there's a blast from the past.  A friend had a 240 ... An absolute beast.

I' d agree that Toyotas could be a bit flimsy but engine wise they'd go for 300000 and longer with the right love.

 

The Mazda hhci does sound like a great leap for them... "The sustainable zoom zoom" ... Just gotta love that name.  20 - 30% more efficient they reckon

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The first Mustang is what's referred to as a "Pro Street" car and has a highly modified small block with a Weiand 6-71 supercharger and dual-quads. The second Mustang is basically stock and has a 351 Cleveland engine.

 

Here are some interesting engines. This Roadster has a very rare and exotic 427 SOHC engine.

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The engine alone is probably worth $80,000 USD...

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Here is a Legendary 426 HEMI engine in a 70 Dart...

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Sadly I'm not sure the Roadster wouldn't be road legal in the UK without a bonnet.  Do the States have the equivalent of our MOT Test ?

 

New Kid on The Block - <<< meant to be the fastest FWD Production Car there is (although there is a couple of VWs and Audis faster to 0 - 60)

 

They're pretty sweet in the flesh.  Great lines.  Fair play Honda have made a great car even greater

 

$8000 cheaper in the USA  than in the UK.  Welcome to Rip Off Britain ... 

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