The answer would have to be “yes” if we were to ask the followers of Japfest, Europe’s largest show for celebrating Japanese cars and culture.
Organizers of Japfest were curious to find out which is the most iconic nameplate among Japanese performance cars and they conducted a survey among social media followers to discover the answer. Based on the poll’s results, the Nissan Skyline was selected as the “clear winner,” with the Toyota Supra coming in second place while the Subaru Impreza WRX finished third.
The Japanese Icons survey was organized as a build up to this year’s edition of Japfest scheduled to take place on April 24. It’s considered as being the biggest Japanese car show in Europe and in 2016 it will make the switch from the Castle Combe Circuit to Silverstone.
This decision was taken after a very successful 2015 when the venue reached its maximum capacity by welcoming more than 16,000 attendees and no less than 3,500 cars on display. By relocating to Silverstone, the organizers promise there will be more track time as well as “more features than ever before.”
It won’t be the only Japfest event this year, with Japfest Rock! programmed for June 26 at Rockingham Motor Speedway. In addition, for 2016, a new event has been added to the calendar, with the Japfest Motorsport Heroes on September 11 at Hop Farm near Paddock Wood, Kent. This third event will be the place where the most important Japanese race cars are going to be celebrated, along with their road-going counterparts.