Is this the best jap/asian sport car ?

Discussion in '2002 Honda NSX Coupe' started by Lee Iacocca, Sep 22, 2002.

  1. Re: Is this the best jap/asian sport car ?

    Okay, Back to the topic....

    I don't know too much about asian cars...

    I'll open a poll for this question...

    thx
     
  2. Re: Is this the best jap/asian sport car ?

    NSX is not the only mid engine car......MR-2 MR-S and...
    well i think NSX is the only hand build japanese sports car.......
     
  3. Re: Is this the best jap/asian sport car ?

    Yea, there are many MR Japanese cars: Mazda AZ-1, Honda Beat......
     
  4. Re: Is this the best jap/asian sport car ?

    Re: Is this the best jap/asian sport car ?, LOL hardly
     
  5. Re: Is this the best jap/asian sport car ?

    heres my list
    honda nsx
    nissan skyline
    nissan 350z
    acura rsx typer
    honda accord
    subaru imprezzawrx
    eclipse
    lancer
    supra
    s2000
    mr2
    300zx
    and i cant think of any others oh well
     
  6. Re: Is this the best jap/asian sport car ?

    I think so yeah,NSx is the best Asian exotic/sportscar that's also production.
     
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    I would say that the closest rival for for best jap sportscar would be the R34 Skyline GTR
     
  8. Re: Is this the best jap/asian sport car ?

    I think the R34 Skyline IS the best Japanese Sport car
     
  9. Re: Is this the best jap/asian sport car ?

    The rx-7 definetly

    and the banzai rx7 (3 rotors)
     
  10. Re: Is this the best jap/asian sport car ?

    NSX-RNSX-RNSX-RNSX-RNSX-RNSX-RNSX-RNSX-RNSX-RNSX-RNSX-RNSX-RNSX-R

    And then of course, there are these which are close runner ups (in order of best to least best)

    STi
    EVO
    Skyline (GTR-34)
    Rx-7
    Civic (he he he)
    Supra
     
  11. Re: Is this the best jap/asian sport car ?

    NSX-RNSX-RNSX-RNSX-RNSX-RNSX-RNSX-RNSX-RNSX-RNSX-R

    And then of course, there are these which are close runner ups (in order of best to least best)

    STi
    EVO
    Skyline (GTR-34)
    Rx-7
    Civic Type-R(he he he)
    Supra


    Oh....wait, I just realized that the title of this topic says "IS THIS the best jap/asian sport car ?"

    And here I thought the title was: "what's the best asian sport car" given by how many responses listed other peoples picks for the best asian sport car. geeze people, a simple "yes" or "no" would suffice.
     

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    Is this the best jap/asian sport car ?


    i reckon it goes the order this:-

    1- Honda nsx
    evo
    impreza
    skyline
    rx7
    supra

    s2000
    galant
    legacy
    silvia
    miata
    chaser
     
  13. Re: Is this the best jap/asian sport car ?

    Well, if you're going to throw the Miata and Chaser in there then where's the Civic Type-R?
     

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    um....not on the list <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
     
  15. Re: Is this the best jap/asian sport car ?

    LOL, ok.

    But if "the list" is of the best Japanese cars, then why do you have cars that are not as good on the list?
     

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    But i fink the Chaser and Miata are better than the Civic type R because they look better and are rear-wheel-drive, Unlike the civic. I nreckon the Civic is too ugly and small, and the standard equipment does not impress me. But the Chaser is awesome. Especially the TOM'S X540......
     
  17. Re: Is this the best jap/asian sport car ?

    YEAH i think it is.
     
  18. Re: Is this the best jap/asian sport car ?

    Yeah, they're alright, but the CTR has always been faster, and better handling. Reliability and functionality are just a standard that come with the car.

    So, even if you prefer RWD, that doesn't mean they're better, particularly since they're not as fast, nor handle as well, and IMHO don't look as good



    But, to each his own I guess.

    Though in this case it should say your personal favourites, rather than your list for the best cars.
     
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    How can you put the STi and Evo in front of the Gt-r. Ok im not a big Jap car fan but in my opinion the Skyline should be at the top of the list.
     
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    Because the STi and EVO are faster from the factory, they're lighter, they handle better, and they routinely beat the Skyline in track tests.

    On pavement the Skyline may have more potential overall for track performance, but that takes a LOT of tuning.

    Also from the factory, on pavement, the NSX outdoes the Skyline, barely, and when both are modified for racing the NSX and Skyline are fairly evenly matched.
     
  21. Re: Is this the best jap/asian sport car ?

    Well i guess the Evo deserves to be there but i still don't feel that the Sti should be praised that highly.
     
  22. Re: Is this the best jap/asian sport car ?

    So two near carbon copies which have slightly different advantages and disadvantages, and pretty much perform the exact same when all things considered, DON'T deserve to be praised at the same level as each other (btw, the STi accelerates a bit quicker than the EVO, and you're ragging on the STi for being too "slow"???). What have you been sniffing???
     
  23. Re: Is this the best jap/asian sport car ?

    Well the Evo VIII that has just come out is quicker than the Sti and it's quicker around the track.
     
  24. Re: Is this the best jap/asian sport car ?

    The EVO 8 (as it's called, NOT the EVO VIII, yes, they switched to numerical identification, instead of roman numeral identification) is not as fast in acceleration as the STi (how could it possibly be? the EVO 8 has 40hp and 60lbft torque less, they both weigh the same, they both have the same % power delivery, they have the same Limited Slip differentials, they have the same gearing, in fact the ONLY advantage that the EVO has performancewise is that the EVO 8 has a stiffer suspension, which does NOT affect acceleration), as is evident by every single performance test I've seen. Since the release of the 2004 300hp, 300lbft STi, the EVO 8 hasn't stood a chance in acceleration.

    Yes, on a dry track, the EVO 8 has proven to be just slightly quicker, however on a wet track (which many magazines also test both vehicles on), the EVO has proven to be too twitchy, and the STi has been faster.

    In most levels of rally racing the past few years, Group-N Impreza's have dominated their class, and won out over the EVO's. Therefore it's quite safe to say that the STi is faster on dirt and snow as well as uneven paved surfaces.

    The EVO suffers from mild inherent oversteer, while the STi suffers from mild inherent understeer, both can be advantageous for different applications, it all depends on driver preference and driving style.

    With the old STI VI and the EVO VI, the EVO was quicker in acceleration by 1/10 of a second to 100km/h, and 3/10 of a second in the 1/4, the STi was quicker in the high end though.

    BTW - do you get the 2004 2500cc STi or the 2000cc STi? (there's a difference of about 30hp)

    So, which is better is much to difficult to tell, it all depends on what exactly you prefer, personally, I'd rather just stick to holding them in the same regard performancewise, with different (slight) advantages in different areas of performance.


    Anyway, I've gone on more than long enough on both vehicles here, if you wish to respond to this, copy and paste it into a message in the 2002 STi forums.
     
  25. Re: Is this the best jap/asian sport car ?

    Ok well i thought it was the other way around.

    We get the 2.0 Litre STI. I think it has 200kw.



     

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