Japanese automakers are best at making sports cars with amazing looks and high performance, at a impressively low prices. There are lots of cars from Germany and States which are badass looking but beaten by Japanese cars at all terms like smooth ride, great power and most importantly aggressive looking body style. Here we go with the 10 sporty looking Japanese cars you can buy this year.
10. Mazda 3
The Mazda 3 is priced just like other compacts, aspiring to compete with more premium vehicle. And, yes it does, in many ways. This Mazda is available as either a hatchback or a sedan. Both body style are equally as good-looking and potent. When it comes to engine choices, it is offered in two 4-cylinder engines, and this includes a punchy turbochargers. One can even have AWD, but that will make skipping the excellent 6-speed manual. Other compact cars such as the Civic, Corolla, and VW Jetta might seem more feasible or have more popularity than the Mazda, but the Mazda 3 is made for those consumers who value a thrilling driving experience and seek premium interior materials in their small car.
09. Toyota GR86
The second gen Toyota GR86 has the refined ride quality and agile handling. The 4-cylinder engine produces enough power but brakes offered as a standard are not enough for track. The bad thing is that the driver assistance features are only available for automatic transmission. It is powered by horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine making out 228 horsepower with RWD.
08. Toyota GR Corolla
The Toyota GR Corolla is the result of the brand’s performance-vehicle skunkworks division, Gazoo Racing, loose to apply the tuner treatment to the compact Corolla hatchback. And what they have done, is quite a good bit of work making a little terror. Toyota has already unleashed a GR-tuned version of its Yaris subcompact in global markets, from which the GR Corolla borrowed its turbo 1.6-liter, 3-pot. The little triple is enhanced here to 300-horsepower mated only with a 6-speed manual transmission and AWD. In recent years, Toyota’s been on a journey to add spice to its lineup with sportier offerings. We have already witnessed the revived Supra sports car and even more stylish designs, while this rally-racer-inspired hot hatch will boost that effort.
07. Acura Integra
In the world of crazy SUVs and hybrid cars, the all-new 2023 Acura Integra is all set to dominate the premium compact car market. The Integra is an entry-level luxury compact car from Honda’s premium brand. The Acura Integra is launched will an all-new design and engine overall compared to the previous gen model. The new Integra looks fresh with its upscale looks and modern-looking front and rear end. The sedans are a huge part of the brand’s identity, with the new Integra, Acura plans to fill the gap in the segment. It is a reliable four-door sedan with a brilliant performance, even better than the Honda Civic Si. The new Integra features a powerful four-cylinder engine with both manual and automatic gearbox.
06. Lexus RZ
The 2023 Lexus RZ is the Japanese Luxury Carmaker’s first bet getting into the EV game with the RZ450e. This shares a platform with the Toyota bZ4X and the Subaru Solterra. Being a Lexus, it features a much posher and premium cabin to go along with its more upscale exterior design. Although it shares its 65.6-kWh battery pack with the bZ4X, the Jap’s powertrain is a more powerful dual-motor setup that’s good for pumping out 308-horsepower. The Japanese brand calls this powertrain Direct4, which offers AWD as standard. The RZ’s exterior styling is sharp with a floating roof, a ducktail spoiler, and aggressive headlamps.
05. Honda Civic Type-R
The 2023 Honda Civic Type R is finally unveiled at an airport event in Hawthorne, California. After the much controversial 10th-gen Civic aggressive and excessive exterior design, Honda finally took a step back towards the classic style and exception personality that has had such high sales over the past three decades. Now, the official 11th-gen high-spec Type R package looks classic and sleek. The final view of the solid after we spotted constant camouflaged prototypes since the last year, packs the looks of both a sports car and a regular car too. This is one of the most amazing and Sporty Looking Japanese Cars.
04. Acura TLX Type S PMC Edition
The 2023 Acura TLX isn’t the best choice if you want a good sports sedan that performs well as well as good to sit in. Instead, it offers a premium design with a good-looking exterior and a fancy interior and offers balanced performance for the price. With the beautiful design, the TLX offers both a 272-hp turbo-4 and a 355-horsepower twin-turbo V6 option for its models. All models come paired with a 10-speed automatic gearbox with front or optional all-wheel drive. For the price, the Acura TLX handles way better than one might think and deliver a light and decent performance. Its communicative, responsive and comes out as a good alternative for the boring sedans you’ll find in the segment.
03. Nissan Z
When you’re looking for Sporty Looking Japanese Cars then one most important option is this. By looking at the Toyota Supra and Corvette, Nissan decided to redesign dated Z coupe. This sports car named Z after the outgoing 370Z and original 240Z and this generation called as Z. The 2023 Z will come with 400 horsepower twin-turbo V6 mated to either six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic transmission connected to rear axle. The new generation seems upmarket and compete against Supra for sure. While the previous generation was rivals against affordable Mazda MX-5 and Toyota 86.
02. Toyota Supra
The funky sports car comes in 2023 with updated styling and performance. The Toyota Supra loved by the car community comes forward in the view with a standard four-cylinder turbocharged engine which generates 255 horsepower. A 3.0-litre BMW inline-6 also comes to the market which makes the car fly. The improved handling on the Supra from the previous model moves smoothly through the twisty roads without reducing much comfort. The car lacks in terms of visibility and performance as compared to the previous Supra models. Despite the negatives, the car lives rent-free in the heart of every gearhead.
01. Lexus LC
Here we go with the most expensive and luxurious coupe in the list of 10 Sporty Looking Japanese Cars. The 2023 Lexus LC is same as the previous year’s model. It has two powertrain options, the small one is 3.5-liters V6 Hybrid making 354 horsepower and the high performance 5.0-liters V8 which generates over 471 horsepower. The LC is the combination of luxury, sporty and high performance at the same time.