Which Upcoming Japanese Sportscar Are You Most Excited For?
The revival of the Japanese sportscar is upon us. What a time to be alive. Already companies like Honda with the NSX, and Toyota with the GT 86, are out in full force bringing sportier, more fun vehicles to market. Even better wearing some iconic nameplates. But we’ve only hit the tip of the iceberg. Mazda, Nissan, and even Subaru, have all proven to be serious players in the segment. And in the next few years, we should see some hardcore coupes coming from these brands. But the question remains: which one are you most excited about? Take a look at these few. RELATED: Check Out the All-New Acura NSX Sportscar
There have been plenty of rumors surrounding a new Toyota Supra. We for sure know that it’s happening, but when, where, and even how have still yet to be determined.
Truthfully, don’t be surprised if you see some sort of hybrid powertrain, paired with an automatic transmission, and upwards of 500 horsepower. It’s definitely a drastic change from the Supra fans know and love, but it’s still very much something to be excited about.
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While the Nissan Z car hasn’t really gone anywhere (see: 370Z), it’s lost a lot of gusto since its original introduction under the Datsun nameplate. Nissan has made an attempt to keep things fresh, but the reality of it is, the Z needs to be rebuilt from the ground up.
Expect to see a lighter Z with a four-cylinder engine in the next few years. Even better, you could see some design cues from the IDx concept everyone loves.
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Miata is always the answer…unless we’re talking about the RX-7. The RX-7 grew into a cult classic alongside cars like the NSX and Supra, and got plenty of time in the limelight before retiring in the early 2000s.
There have been plenty of rumors surrounding the idea of a reborn RX-7, but so far, not any of them have been based in fact. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for this one.
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Following the NSX to market, Honda is likely to rekindle America’s love affair with the S2000. Not that there was ever any love lost. Expect a very NSX-esque styling, a convertible top, and hopefully—hopefully, a manual gearbox.
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Subaru BRZ STI
The Subaru BRZ is indeed a fun car, but griping fans can’t cope with the measly 200 horsepower. A more powerful version is on the way, and it should wear the STI badge loud and proud.
So what say you? Which one of these five Japanese sportscars are you looking forward to most? Tell us in the poll below.