Japanese car manufacturers have a long tradition of producing outstanding sports and performance cars. Sometimes they are extreme versions of core models, such as the Honda Civic Type-R and Nissan Sunny GTI-R, and sometimes out-and-out purpose-designed sporting classics, such as the Datsun 240Z and Mazda MX-5. There has been steadily growing interest in the Japanese car scene in recent years, with grey imports of performance models having become particularly popular, and a whole industry has grown up to support the interest in modifying Japanese cars. This extensively illustrated book, now available in paperback, will appeal to all fans of Japanese performance cars.
Table of Contents
Expert analysis of 40 'beasts from the east'. Model-by-model illustrated guide, detailing development, evolution, driving impressions, specifications and performance figures. Sports cars such as the Honda S800, Mazda MX-5, Nissan 350Z and Toyota MR2. Rally-bred cars such as the Nissan Sunny GTI-R, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo and Subaru Impreza Turbo. Supercars such as the Nissan Skyline, Honda NSX and Mitsubishi 3000GT. Grey imports - pros and cons, buying advice, legal requirements and import specialists. Modifications and upgrades - cost-effective upgrades, effective upgrades for extra power, suspension and brakes, and insurance implications.
Paul Guinness has written for many leading motoring magazines, and is currently a regular contributor to Classic Car Mart. He has a special interest in sporting Japanese cars and has driven many of the models featured in this book.