The Most Attractive Japanese Classic Cars Ever Made


The Most Attractive Japanese Classic Cars show Japanese automakers can make art when they want to. Italy makes the most beautiful cars, and most gearheads know it, but some might say Germany or even Britain. But, the Japanese have built several beautiful cars which can rival anything from Europe.

10. Toyota 2000GT

Toyota 2000GT
Toyota 2000GT

The ’60s was widely considered the golden age of car design, and it featured beauties like the Corvette Sting Ray, Jaguar E-Type, and Ferrari 250 GTO. And this, too, the Toyota 2000GT impressing everyone with its utter beauty and was even used in one of James Bond’s cars for the 1967 film You Only Live Twice.

9. Datsun 240Z

Datsun 240Z
Datsun 240Z

As Toyota built the 2000GT, Datsun wasn’t cool with its rival receiving all the praise. So, after two years of the 2000GT’s introduction, Datsun introduced the 240Z. The 240Z got a lot of praise for its design. The 240Z was the first car in the Z-car series.

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8. Mazda Cosmo 110S

Mazda Cosmo 110S
Mazda Cosmo 110S

The brand has a long line-up of classic cars, making it proud enough. The Cosmo was a special car as it had an attractive design and was an icon in the auto industry, due to its powerplant. It was the first-ever production car to sport a Wankel rotary engine.

7. Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R ‘Hakosuka’

Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R 'Hakosuka'
Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R ‘Hakosuka’

This Jap developed a new model in the early ’70s showing everyone what a proper Japanese performance car should look like. This resulted in the Skyline 2000 GT-R, stealing every gearhead’s heart with its stylish design. But unfortunately, when the oil crisis kicked in it killed the demand for performance cars and forced Nissan to end its production run. Limited to 197 units, the Skyline 2000 GT-R is one of the rarest Japanese cars.

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6. Honda NSX

Honda NSX
Honda NSX

After dominating Formula One racing, Honda took its engineering and technological expertise to build a world-class sports car that could compete with Europeans. After a period of development, Honda introduced the NSX in 1990. The NSX had a Ferrari-like wedge-shaped design, a lightweight aluminum body, and a chassis fine-tuned by Ayrton Senna.

5. Mazda RX-7 FD

The Most Attractive Japanese
Mazda RX-7 FD

The automaker equipped another superb sports car with the Wankel rotary engine, the RX-7. The RX-7 has been made for three generations, and the third-gen version was the most popular. The Jap looks beautiful and is equipped with a 1,308cc twin-turbo, rotary engine offering 252 hp.

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4. Toyota Supra Mk4

The Most Attractive Japanese
Toyota Supra Mk4

Toyota’s fourth-gen Supra has one of the largest fanbases world and a huge shoutout to its role in the Fast and Furious franchise. It has an eye-catching design that every gearhead loves and a wonderful powertrain, a 3.0L twin-turbo V6 with 321 hp on the throttle.

3. Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4

The Most Attractive Japanese
Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4

The Japanese automaker Mitsubishi is pretty quiet for the last two decades, but back in the ’90s, it had the largest share of the sports car market. All thanks to its Starion, FTO, and the 3000GT. The 3000GT was the best-looking and was equipped with a 320-hp twin-turbo V6 engine.

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2. Nissan R390

The Most Attractive Japanese
Nissan R390

When automakers were competing for the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the ’90s, Nissan also became a part of the game. So it developed the R390 GT1 race car and a road-legal version meeting homologation requirements. Both the road-legal and race car R390 looked the same and were powered by the same 3.5L twin-turbo V8 producing 550 hp and 638 Nm of torque.

1. Honda S2000

The Most Attractive Japanese
Honda S2000

The Honda S2000, which debuted in 1999 showed that the brand could also dominate the affordable convertible sports cars segment. It was built to celebrate Honda’s 50th anniversary, with a proper design complementing it. Equipped with one of the greatest four-cylinder engines of all time; 2.0L naturally aspirated pumping out 247 hp.


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