A lot of people like JDM?Here are the 10 craziest legal cars on the Japanese market
Many people think that Japanese cars are small, economical and boring, but these 10 cars will definitely break your mind.Japan’s auto industry dates back to 1904, when Shtaro Yoshida established the country’s first auto factory, Tokyo Motor Works, now known as Isuzu Motor Company.Thanks to the attention of the society and the support of the government, Japanese automobile manufacturing industry developed rapidly. In the 1970s, an oil crisis made Japanese cars successfully go global.After a long time of development, The Japanese automobile industry is getting stronger and stronger. Although American and German cars are also rising one after another, Japan has always mastered many core technologies of the automobile industry, especially the internal combustion engine technology, which can be regarded as the exclusive technology of The Japanese automobile industry, and has always been at the top level of the world.When it comes to design, Japanese manufacturers with a reputation for innovation have found it easy to gain a foothold against European companies and outsell overseas brands in their own markets.Among them, some local companies will also jump out of the design normal, launched some novel cars, the design of these cars is quite crazy, and can be legally driven on the road, let me take a look at those wild JDM cars!Toyota GT-One is a certified supercar assembled by Toyota Motorsport in Germany. At that time, ACCORDING to the REQUIREMENTS of GT race group formulated by FIA, several cars of the same type that can be legally put on the road must be produced to qualify for the race.The Mercedes CLK GTR and porsche 911GT1 were products of that particular period.The Toyota GT ONE is ONE of the most important cars in Toyota racing history and qualified for the 1998 Le Mans 24-hour endurance race.Unlike anything Toyota has ever created before, the GT-One’s wild design is driven by the demands of the race. It was originally built for the GT1 category and later changed to the Le Mans GTP category, but the legal road version, the civilian version, has also been quietly launched.Designed by Andre de Cortanze, it is built on a carbon fibre and aluminium honeycomb chassis and powered by a 3.6-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine.Horsepower ranges from 800bhp to 1,120 BHP, while torque is around 650N·m.Also due to the lightweight, the final vehicle weight is 900kg.In the test, the road version of the gt-one is quite optimistic, with a 100km acceleration of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 420km/h.Two road versions are currently housed at the Toyota Museum in Japan and Toyota’s research and development center in Germany.The Nissan R390 GT1R390 was originally built as a road car before developing a racing version for the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race in 1997 and 1998.Originally decorated with red paint, it was restored in 1998 and repainted blue.The car is powered by a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V8 engine with rear-wheel drive and a driveline matched to a six-speed serial transmission.As a road-legal version, the VRH25L’s twin-turbocharged engine horsepower is downgraded to 557PS/6800rpm and 637N·m/4400rpm.With the help of the start control program, the 100km /h acceleration is 3.9 seconds, the quarter-mile acceleration is 11.9 seconds, and the top speed is 354km/h.Currently, a Nissan R390 GT1 is stored in Nissan’s Zama warehouse.The second was sold at auction for a record sum and registered in the UK under the R390 NIS license plate.TRD 3000GT I think “sensational” can be used to describe the TRD 3000GT, which was born out of Toyota’s racing division, TRD.Originally, they did not plan to produce a production car for a motorsport, but instead built a road-legal car directly inspired by racing cars.One of the car’s most striking features is the hood vent, which allows the car to achieve higher power.TRD designed four heat dissipation holes on the hood to greatly improve the heat dissipation in the engine compartment, and used a special waterproof material at the bottom of the hood to achieve good heat dissipation on the basis of waterproof.The front bumper is designed as a three-section guide, which, in addition to generating stronger downforce, enables air to flow directly into the radiator and intercooler along the air duct, making it have stronger performance.The car performed better and only 35 were built, making it the rarest Toyota Supra to date.The name “S-cargo” is a word play that stands for “Small Cargo” and sounds like the French word “escargot”, meaning snail, which refers to the shape of a car.The retro-styled S-Cargo is a small commercial vehicle built on the same platform as the B11 Nissan Sunny/Datsun 130Y, powered by a 1.5-l in-line four-cylinder engine with a maximum output of 73 HP and a drivetrain with a 3-speed automatic transmission.Introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1989, the car’s name and design come from the Citroen 2CV.Production period from 1989 to 1991, a total of more than 12,000 units, nissan is one of the representative cars in the bubble economy era.In August 1999, Toyota partnered with Panasonic, Asahi, Kao Kao and Kokuyo To begin an experimental marketing program called WiLL aimed at young people.Based on the NBC platform, the WiLL Vi is an ultra-compact four-door sedan launched by Toyota in 2000-2001 under the WiLL brand.The WiLL Vi, available only in the Toyota Vista Store, has a 1.3-liter L4 engine with a drivetrain matching a 4-speed automatic transmission.The design of the car is quite innovative, with its angular lines and reverse-sloping rear Windows.The whole system is equipped with front seat double airbags, ABS and EBD, and the safety configuration is quite in place.However, the price is relatively higher than other K-Cars, the price range is between 1.26 million to 1.49 million yen (about 70,000 to 82,000 yuan), at that time only in Toyota’s main plant, so the left rudder version was not introduced.Mitsuoka Himiko is a 2-door luxury convertible luxury station wagon, also known as the Queen of Mitsuoka, which was introduced to the domestic market. The exterior of this car was designed by Takashi Aoki and produced from 2018 to now.It shares the Mazda N platform with the Mazda MX-5, lengthening the wheelbase and adding fiber-reinforced plastic body panels.In fact, the front face of the car is quite similar to the original Mini, and the headlights are strikingly similar to the Morgan Aero.Known as the Roadster in the UK, the first model was powered by a 2.0-liter L4 engine with a maximum power of 150 horsepower, while the second generation is powered by a 1.5-liter engine with a transmission that matches either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.While the MX-5 is playful, when it comes to the Mitsuoka, the word “play” has little to do with it, and the extended wheelbase means driving is not fun at all.Before hitting showrooms for the 2007 model year, the Mitsuoka Orochi first appeared as a concept car in 2001.Named after the mythical “Hachiki”, it is an eye-catching 2-door coupe or convertible.At the beginning of the design, Takenori Aoki said, “MY definition of a supercar is a little different. I don’t want to design it like an Italian supercar, but I want the car to have a more evil feeling.”In terms of power, it is equipped with Toyota 3MZ-FE 3.3-liter V6 engine and 5-speed automatic power combination, rear-wheel drive, maximum power 230 HP, peak torque 328N·m, maximum speed 240km/h, 0-100km/h acceleration 7.2 seconds.Mitsuoka takes its name from its founder Susumu Mitsuoka, who was a fan of vintage cars.In February 1968, Mitsuoka Automobile Industry Corporation was established in Toyama, Japan.Mitsuoka was founded as a car sales and vehicle repair company.Mainly engaged in the import of luxury cars, but also provide used car trading services and vehicle repair and modification.In November 1979, Mitsuoka Automobile Industry Company officially changed its name to Mitsuoka Automobile Co., LTD.Toyota 2000GT Before Toyota introduced the 2000GT, Japan was considered the home of imitation and boring cars.As the economy recovers and the car is no longer seen as a simple means of transportation, Japanese automakers are thinking they don’t have the vehicles to compete with the likes of Jaguar, Porsche and Chevrolet Corvette.It is for this reason that the 2000GT jointly developed by Toyota and yamaha was unveiled at the 1965 Tokyo motor show and produced between 1967 and 1970.The exterior design is clearly inspired by the Jaguar E-Type, with the 2000GT’s low body made of aluminum and the comfortable interior featuring Yamaha luxury finishes.For rear-wheel drive, the car offers two in-line six-cylinder engines — a 2.0-liter 148-horsepower engine and a 2.3-liter 138-horsepower engine, matched with a five-speed manual transmission.Weighing just 2,400 pounds (1.08 tons), its lightweight body allowed it to reach a top speed of 220 kilometers per hour, the highest in the world for a 2.0 liter car at the time.In addition, the 0-100km/h acceleration time only 8.6 seconds, according to today’s performance standards, its performance beat the current market in the faW Toyota Corolla.The Toyota bB is a mini utility vehicle built by Toyota from 2000 to 2016 on the Toyota NBC platform.Originally designed as a boxy 5-door hatchback, bB was redesigned to become the Open Deck.The driver’s side of the car will be changed to a single door, the passenger side is b-pillar free door, there is a separate door between the rear small container and the cockpit, when opened, can be merged into one, forming a more spacious loading space.If the rear seat is further folded and the back of the front seat is flipped, the flat space nearly 3m long can be harvested.Although the vehicle size is small, but provides a lot of flexible loading space.Powerdynamically, the 1.5L VT-I engine with a 4AT transmission makes it a concept car, but it’s hard to imagine Toyota actually producing it!Sales figures are not available, but most are still sold in Japan, and a search of classic car transaction data shows that a 2001 Toyota bB Open Deck sold in the UK for £4,600 on February 1.The Daihatsu Midget II was introduced in 1993 as a small 4-wheel truck, making it the smallest truck in the world. The previous three-wheel design of the Midget WAS abandoned by Daihatsu in order to meet safety benchmarks.But the Midget II still does a good job of keeping most of its predecessors’ designs, such as practical pockets, small bodies, and extremely short turning radii.The car went into production in 1996 and was discontinued in 2002, when it sold for 492,000 yen.In addition to being very popular in Japan, daihatsu Midget II is also selling well in Southeast Asia and other regions. It is often seen on foreign second-hand car trading websites.As a K-Car, it is powered by a 0.7-liter naturally aspirated 3-cylinder engine with a maximum power of 30.5 HP and a drivetrain with a 4-speed manual transmission.According to the manufacturer, the Daihatsu Midget II has a 150kg load capacity. The sport model is equipped with front fog lights and front spare tyres. The standard version has one seat, while a two-seat version is also available.A favorite of bar owners, it’s the perfect companion for hauling barrels around Japan’s narrow city streets.