The McLaren F1 vs. Toyota Supra vs. Porsche 911 GT2 vs. Nissan Skyline GT-R Race of Your Dreams Already Exists

The McLaren F1 is a car you love. The Toyota Supra is a car you love. The Porsche 911 GT2 is a car you love. The Nissan Skyline GT-R is a car you love. The Toyota MR2 is a car you love(?). The Acura NSX (in this case, technically Honda NSX) is a car you love. Here’s all of them racing against each other. Really.

Nissan’s Zama Heritage Collection Is a Paradise of Skylines, Oddballs and Race Cars (And It’s Free)

One of my favorite things to do when visiting a country is to check out its local car museums. It’s a good indication of what types of cars are appreciated there, how the local car industry has influenced life around it and how the local culture has influenced the cars as well. Unlike in Italy, where a lot of the…

The Gumball 3000 Thrilled Japan’s Locals but It’s a Lousy Road Trip

When I first heard the Gumball 3000 Rally was coming to Japan this summer, I wasn’t entirely sure how well it’d go down here. Given the reputation of the Gumball over the past few years—let us not forget two civilians were killed in a traffic accident in Macedonia during one rally a decade ago—their antics don’t…

This Mad Tuner Genius Turned a Suzuki Into a Lamborghini Miura Jota SVR Tribute

This looks like a Lamborghini Miura Jota SVR, but it’s not a Lamborghini Miura Jota SVR. It’s not a replica, or a kit car. It wasn’t made with revolutionary and dangerous shrink ray technology. It’s simply the work of a man who grew up dreaming of owning a Miura Jota SVR, but it was always just out of his reach. So he…

The 2018 Alpina B5 Brought Me to Some Very Good Driving Roads Near Mt. Fuji

My search for the best driving roads in Japan hasn’t gone quite as well as I had hoped. So far the biggest problem I’ve faced was traffic getting to the roads themselves. When I went to the Hakone Turnpike in the MX-5 Miata RF it was raining, but that’s not really a deal breaker as it was quite fun in the wet. Going…

Here’s How Japan Does a Giant Mazda Rotary Party

Every now and then there’ll be a weekend where the whole world gets together and dials its car culture all the way to 11—or in this case, seven. That’s what 7s Day is; a giant celebration of Mazda rotary engines on the weekend of July 7 and 8 that happens in many cities, including New York. But here’s what went down…

The 2018 Honda Civic Type R Brought Me To Best Road From Initial D 

Life, as they say, is full of surprises. But how many of them are genuine? Every now and then something pops up that’ll genuinely catch you off guard. That’s the case with my recent drive on the Akagi touge, or officially known as the Joumo-Sanzan Panorama Highway, in the 2018 Honda Civic Type R. And it’s where I…

I Met Japan's Highway Racers In The Middle Of The Sea

The Tokyo Wan Aqua-Line Expressway connects Tokyo to Chiba, and boasts a six-mile long underwater tunnel—the fourth-longest in the world. I’m driving a bright green Lamborghini Gallardo Balboni following a gold Aventador S. We’re doing, well, let’s just say literally some speed in the tunnel, when all of a sudden a…

Japan's 'Venus Line' Is The Next Great Driving Road You Should Experience

Ask anyone where their dream driving road is and they’ll probably tell you it’s somewhere in Europe. Perhaps somewhere near the Alps, or that one road in Romania that was on Top Gear with the impossibly long name. Some might say the Pacific Coast Highway in California or Route 66. But most probably wouldn’t say Japan.…

Here's What We Don't Normally Show You About All Those Cool Japanese Drift Cars

The internet at large remains obsessed with the big flick reverse entry style of drifting big in Japan with Naoki Nakamura, Team BURST and the little circuit Meihan. It always looks amazing how the cars bush up against the wall, flirting with destruction, looking like they’re about to crash. Here’s what you don’t…