Some people think that cars are good. They think that they are fun to drive or that they look nice. Some people do not like them because they say the gas is expensive and there are too many accidents. Some people like cars that are cheap to maintain and last for a long time. But others want their cars to be quick and exciting. Some people are willing to pay a lot more when something is better.
However, many decades ago, the Japanese started making cars that were both strong and fast. Today, these “JDM” cars are popular. They are known for their classic look and they can be tuned to make them faster. Some Japanese cars are fast. Some are not fast. But sometimes there is a car that is really fast that you might not notice at first.
Some American companies have been working hard to make the fastest and most powerful cars in the world. And now we are starting to see the results of their efforts in the form of new American hypercars.
So, with the interest in Japanese cars still at a high level, These are 10 amazing Japanese cars, which are faster than their American rivals. Five of these cars are faster than Japanese cars.
Nissan Skyline GT-R R32
It is not possible to import a car that just became legal in the United States. The law says that you need to wait 25 years., The GT-R was really fast. It could go from 0 to 60 in just 4.1 seconds and had nothing close to its price range that could compete with its performance. This car does not look very fast, but it actually is. This car is a “sleeper.”
Honda Integra DC2 Type R
Introduced in 1995, the top speed of the car was 143 mph. That doesn’t sound like much, but it is faster than other cars. But it is amazing that this one does a 0-60 mph sprint in only 6.5 seconds. It may not have been the fastest car, but it was really fast for a car that is mainly for passengers.
Toyota Supra MK IV A80
The fourth-gen Toyota Supra was all about performance. It is a car that does very well in the performance category. The two versions of its 2JZ engine – one natural and the other turbocharged – are both quite powerful. The non-turbocharged version has 220 horsepower while the turbocharged has 280. The 0-60 mph time was 4.6 seconds for the turbocharged model. The 1993-1995 models of the Supra can be imported into the US, but not any other year.
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X: 4.4 Seconds
A car that looks good sounds good, and is a JDM doesn’t need to be a Nissan or Toyota. Sometimes, it can be a Mitsubishi. And the Lancer Evolution X is a true beauty. With more than 300 horsepower, this car can go 60 miles per hour in 4.2 or 4.7 seconds.
Honda EK9 Civic Type R
The Civic is a good, dependable, and somewhat affordable entry-level everyday driver. It is called an “everyday driver” because it can be used for just about anything that you need. So when you have a list of JDM cars, it is important to think about the reasons why. This car was not a hatchback and was light. This car was fast and could go really fast. It did 0-60 in 6.8 seconds and could go 146 mph.
Mazda RX-7 FD
The Mazda RX-7 is light, has a front engine and a rear-wheel drive. This means it can make turns quickly. The nameplate has been around for a long time and the last of its models could go up to 156 mph. The time for this car to go from 0-60 is 4.8 seconds. A 2002 Ford Mustang GT could do the same in 5.4 seconds.
1990-2005, 2016-Present Acura NSX
The Acura NSX has 0-60 mph figures that have decreased over the years. This makes it hard to compete with this car even today. The 1991 Acura NSX (also called the Honda NSX) went from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 5.7 seconds. The 2019 model does the same thing in 3 seconds.
2007 Nissan GT-R
The GT-R starts where the Skyline ends. It is a good car that can drive fast. You can drive a car that is faster than 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. The 2007 model was not slow either. The 2007 model was 3.4 seconds. This Japanese car is so good that not only American muscle cars but also Ferraris and Lamborghini’s sweat.
2017 Honda Civic Type R
The Honda Civic Type R is a car that can go 60 miles per hour in 5 seconds. If you do not think that this is Honda ingenuity, we don’t know what is. For a small unassuming hatchback that you would use as a daily driver, the Civic Type R seems to be all about serious performance.
Nissan 300ZX Z32
A 0-60 mph run of 5-6 seconds is very respectable in any circle, and the Nissan 300ZX does not disappoint in speed or performance. Known as the Fairlady Z in Japan, this easily-tunable JDM is an old cousin of the 370Z we have today. I wonder what the new models would have to offer if they ever come back. It would be much cooler.
Hennessey Venom F5
The Hennessey Venom is a car that has some parts from the Lotus Exige. It is all-American and not mixed with other cars. The Venom GT was cool enough already, but with a 300-mph top speed and a 0-60 mph acceleration of under two seconds, the 1600-horsepower Venom F5 is pushing the boundaries. The F5 is more powerful than the JDM cars.
If you are a person who really likes to have a fast car, then the SSC Ultimate Aero is not good enough. here’s the SSC Tuatara, with a 5.9-liter twin-turbo V8 engine making 1350 horses on 91-octane fuel. The car can go really fast. It will be able to go more than 300 miles per hour, and it will be able to go from 0-60 in less than 2.5 seconds.
Saleen S7 Le Mans
The Saleen S7 has been around for two decades now. But this one is not like the others. All sold out already, the limited-edition Saleen S7 Le Mans houses a 1,500-horsepower engine that can take this car to a crazy top speed of 298 mph. The 0-60 mph run is made in just 2.2 seconds. Only seven units of this monster have been produced.
SSC Ultimate Aero
Short for Shelby SuperCars, SSC knows how to make their cars go very fast. The Ultimate Aero was actually the car that dethroned the revered Bugatti Veyron as the Porsche Carrera GT is the fastest car on earth in 2007. This car could go 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds.
2012 Falcon F7
The Falcon F7 came out in 2012 and has been getting a lot of attention from motorsport fans in America and around the world. This car is made by Jeff Lemke. He used to build panels for Dodge Viper owners to keep the rain out. The F7 has a powerful engine and goes 0-60 mph in 2.7 seconds and can go as fast as 200 mph (321 km/h).