In 1990 There Were Three RWD Japanese Turbo Sports Cars

Georgia's Roebling Road raceway has seen some of the best shootouts in MotorWeek's history, although few have been as enlightening as a Nissan 300ZX facing off against an RX7 and a Toyota MR2 for some reason. Turbo power!


I won't give away the winner, but I'd like to point out how much we've all become losers in the absence of these turbocharged Japanese jets. Sure, you can still get a new Z in the form of a 370Z, but it's naturally aspirated. Toyota finally offers a RWD sports car in the excellent Scion FR-S, but it also lacks forced induction. Mazda? Nothing at the moment.

Is Hyundai the only company making an affordable turbocharged, RWD sports car in the United States?


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I still think the MR2 looks good, while the others look...well, okay but dated.