By Chris Rees
Hardback, 192 pages
270mm x 210mm
Approx 300 photos
If the words Evo, GT-R and STi make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, then A-Z of Japanese Performance Cars is for you. With their incredible grip, exploitable power and stunning cross-country pace, Japan's performance cars have captivated enthusiasts the world over.
Yet there has never been a single source in which to read and find out about these giants of the motoring world. Now, this exciting book profiles all Japan's greatest performance models, detailing their history, technical make-up and potential for speed. Proving this book's usefulness to the real world enthusiast, each car is also rated for its desirability, tuneability and availability.
This book covers a huge spread of machinery never grouped together before, from four-wheel drive turbo legends like the Subaru Impreza, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Nissan Skyline GT-R, through sports car icons such as the Mazda RX-7, Nissan 350Z and Toyota Supra, right up to supercars like the Honda NSX. On the way, you will also discover Paris-Dakar rally escapees, tiny 660cc sports cars and rare delicacies barely legal for road use.
At last, here is a book that fills a yawning gap: a reliable source of information about all the most significant and fascinating Japanese performance cars, many of which have never been written about in English before.
Over 100 models and their variants are featured in detailed entries with around 300 colour images.