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The 240 Greatest Achievements of Japanese Automotive Technology

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If you ask the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, the greatest milestones in their industry range from the ABS system on the '71 Nissan President to the Subaru Impreza WRX STI... and 238 more.

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I stumbled across the JSAE's site a couple weeks back and didn't emerge from it until I'd looked at just about every one of the 240 honorees. Some are on the silly side— wasn't the Toyoglide a license-built GM Powerglide clone, for example?— but the whole collection makes for fascinating reading for the true gearhead.

[Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan]

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It's not very fun and it's slow as molasses, but give Toyota credit for essentially making hybrid cars popular and mainstream.