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Japanese cars that make Sensei

Read Cars Logo By John Tallodi of Read Cars | Slide 2 of 21: This may not be the first of the really collectable JDM classics around – we will get to those in a bit – but the ‘Hachi-Roku’, despite its modest beginnings, is the one that started the global drifting craze.In standard 1.6-litre form it only made around 120-bhp, what made it special was the rear-wheel-drive layout, easily modifiable engine and great chassis that made this little hatch stand out from the crowd. The contemporary GT86 draws its inspiration from this original affordable enthusiasts’ car.

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This may not be the first of the really collectable JDM classics around – we will get to those in a bit – but the ‘Hachi-Roku’, despite its modest beginnings, is the one that started the global drifting craze.

In standard 1.6-litre form it only made around 120-bhp, what made it special was the rear-wheel-drive layout, easily modifiable engine and great chassis that made this little hatch stand out from the crowd. The contemporary GT86 draws its inspiration from this original affordable enthusiasts’ car.

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