Japanese sports cars are fast, alluring and a tad exotic, a perfect recipe for the driver who wants his cars hot and fast. They are pricey, too, but if you want to zip around in style, you will have to pay up to get yourself in one of these.
- 2010 Mazda MX-5. As far as Japanese sports cars go, this one is the most popular two-seat convertible that is also a sports car. The key to this sports car is its 167 horsepower, 2.0 Liter engine, which makes for high responsiveness on the road.
- 2010 Mazda RX-8. The winner of an impressive 48 global awards since debuting in 2003, the Mazda RX-8 features an R3 model that should please driving enthusiasts. Just for this year's model, Mazda has made it available in two trim levels, grand touring and sport.
- 2011 Nissan JUKE. As far as Japanese sports cars go, the JUKE is in a league of its own because it's a cross-over sports car, yet don't let this fool you. The JUKE comes with a 1.6 Liter Direct Injection Gasoline engine and 180 horsepower, plus more than 170 pounds to feet of torque.
2011 Honda CR-Z. The 2011 Honda CR-Z is a great Japanese sports car, and its greatness lies in its speediness. Hitting 62 miles per hour in under ten seconds, the CR-Z is designed for urban environments to zip in and out of traffic and from light to light.
- 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI. A finely tuned suspension gives this Japanese sports car more speed than ever. Marketed as the fastest WRX STI ever, the 2011 model features a horizontally opposed turbo engine as the core of its machinery.
2011 Lexus CT 200h Hybrid. A Japanese sports car that also achieves fuel efficiency, Lexus' CT 200h Hybrid is geared towards young people in urban areas. Featuring a 1.8 Liter Atkinson cycle gas engine, this sports car also has safety in mind, coming with eight air bags.
- 2011 Nissan GT-R. This Japanese sports car from Nissan epitomizes power and speed. It boasts a whopping 485 horsepower engine along with a 3.8 Liter twin turbo V6 capability.
2010 Lexus IS 350C F-Sport. Lexus IS 350C F-Sport is more on the pricey side than the other Japanese sports cars on the list, but you get what you pay for. This is an ultra, limited-edition offering where only 100 are available in the country.
2011 Infiniti M35 Hybrid. This Infiniti sports car features an electric motor, but don't think that impacts its speed one bit. With a 3.5 Liter V6 engine, the M35 Hybrid features a sporty-feeling drive through its flawless acceleration due to a motor-assisted gear shift.
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. This Japanese sports car from Mitsubishi is truly dynamic. Including a 291 horsepower, 2.0 Liter, turbocharged and intercooled engine, this Lancer Evolution also comes with all-wheel drive.