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Old 01-02-2006, 06:49 AM   #1
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What is Japans muscle car?

What is Japan's muscle or highest performance car? What is Japan's Corvette? GTO? Cobra? post/debate! I am gonna say the skyline probably, since that get's all the hype, along with the supra? I am just curious.....and trying to start an interesting post/debate!

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Old 01-02-2006, 06:54 AM   #2
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my personal favourite jap car would be any of the mitsubishi evo range...
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:15 AM   #3
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I would say for you to talk about Japan's muscle cars you need to have a V8 period. 4 cylinder's w/turbo and 6 cylinder's w/twin's or rotary's w/twin's are nice and all...but muscle to me means V8.

Present day and now...I would say the Infiniti M45 is a muscle car in the sense that it has a pretty big V8 and is RWD. Yes, it's a luxury car but Japan really doesnt make 2 seater V8 coupe's.
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:15 AM   #4
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I'd say the supra would be considered a japanese "muscle" car, but japs usually like to build cars that rev.
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:42 AM   #5
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what about the nizzan 350z... its a jap car with an american engine! muscle car but only because of the engine!
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Old 01-02-2006, 10:34 AM   #6
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If you wanted to get liberal...I would say the only Muscle Cars out of Japan are the Supra and Skyline. Both of them have made over 1300whp so I think that's saying something. Of course that's not stock internals...but...it's really the fastest motors and cars out there.
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Old 01-02-2006, 01:31 PM   #7
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Datsun 240Z is what I considered the Japanese muscle car.
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:56 PM   #8
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Datsun and Nissan Z's...Supras...all heavy and "muscly".
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:10 PM   #9
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Foreign muscle cars?? It is hard to find many V8s in hybrids.
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:43 PM   #10
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Datsun 240Z is what I considered the Japanese muscle car.

Nah the 240z didnt have anything to do w/muscle. It had 150 hp and was made really in the image of the Jaguar E-Type. A good looking car w/decent power (for it's time) that could handle and was affordable.
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Old 01-03-2006, 12:56 AM   #11
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muscle isnt about horsepower, its about the sound, that low gurgling rumble from a v8 that sacres all the little children, not the high whiny noise from a trubo 4. i think alot of the twined v6's are the closest to a jap muscle car, the fairlady (that was a v6 right, cant recall exactly), and the insanely heavy vr4 3kgt (not jus cuase its my car, but it dosent have that whiny noise most tt's have, it sounds more like a car)

if a car sounds like an r/c car when it hits 1kWHP, no way in hell should it ever be considered msucle
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Old 01-03-2006, 01:05 AM   #12
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I personally love the sound of a whiny 100whp car...cause that whine means there is a GIGANTIC turbo in there.
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I personally love the sound of a whiny 100whp car...cause that whine means there is a GIGANTIC turbo in there.

so very true, im not saying i dont liek those cars, its just there not a muscle, if you get what im saying.

for instance, when i move to college, i plan on buying a nice 2g eclipse and plan on moding it so i can slapp on a 20g turbo vroom vroom
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Old 01-03-2006, 01:25 AM   #14
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I would say the closest thing Japan has to a Muscle car is the Infiniti G35 if you count it as Japanese. Its got 280-298 horsepower on a rear-drive, two door coupe that sounds pretty muscular.
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Old 01-03-2006, 01:26 AM   #15
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I would say the closest thing Japan has to a Muscle car is the Infiniti G35 if you count it as Japanese. Its got 280-298 horsepower on a rear-drive, two door coupe that sounds pretty muscular.
Soudns like an FX35/45
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