Japanese Sports Cars of the 80's
Manufacturing (JDM) vehicles began in 1980 with the Toyota AE86. The first gasoline engine was original brought back from United States by Komanosuke Uchiyama in 1902. Toyota manufactured over 3 million cars per year in Japan. Nissan, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, and Honda earned spots as leads in the world by Japanese Made. Masujiro Hashimoto a mechanical engineer studied manufacturing in the United States working on steam engines in New York. Masujiro Hashimoto built his first vehicle in 1914 the DAT-31 starting the automobile industry for Nissan.
Mazda RX-7 was on sale in 1978 and now considered an expensive Automobile
First seen in 1964 of Tokyo Motor Show the Mazda Cosmo built for reliability and speed due to the internal combustion engine "Wankel" originally invented in the early 1950's. Mazda built a lightweight Wankel rotary engine for the Mazda RX7 from 1978 to 2002. The Engine that was built into the Mazda Rx7 was the 13B-REW Wankel engine. Due to the powerful lightweight Wankel rotary engine in the Mazda Rx7 can climb to the top speed of 190-200 kmphs. The Mazda Rx-7 continued to be sold between 1979 to 1995 because of the popular Rotary engine and it's ability to reach a total speed of 120mph.
Mazda RX-8 Renesis Best Engine list (2004-2005)
Mazda later produced the four-door sports car successor Mazda RX-8 concept car in 2001 first seen at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Cobo Hall.
The Mazda RX-8 was built with a 250-horsepower Renesis rotary engine, the latest version of the official Wankel engine originally developed by Felix Wankel. To clarify, the Renesis rotary engine was simply a redesigned engine of the Wankel 13B-MSP. The 13B-MSP Renesis engine is a naturally aspirated (NA) engine with two exhaust ports per the (two-rotor) layout making them different from the Mazda RX-7. The Mazda RX-7 has only one exhaust port and can be compared to the high performance 250 hp, lightweight Mazda RX-8 13B-MSP Renesis engine with an extra exhaust port.
Kunimitsu Takahashi Influencing Car Culture in Japan
Racing motorcycle's Kunimitsu in 1970 Japan transitioned to car Racing having an impact on the culture of cars. Kunimitsu raced in the Very First Japanese Grand Prix that has ever existed in Japan, winning the 250cc West German Grand Prix First Place in 1961. Up until 1999 he continued to race and stopped at Age 59. Kunimitsu Takahashi was Keiichi Tsuchiya’s idol who is very well known in japan as the Drift King driving a Hachiroku with a Carbon hood in the color Green. Kunimitsu Takahashi originally drifted a Hakosuka GTR and Keiichi admired his skills. After a tough crash with injuries in 1962 Kunimitsu Takahashi moved away from Racing motorcycle's and picked up drifting as a Sport. Tsuchiya’ released a video of him influenced by Kunimitsu Takahashi in 1987 drifting his own AE86 Toyota exciting car enthusiasts and racers alike.
Drifting is an Art Form
Handling of a drifting car is featured in famous movies and animations like "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" and "Initial D". The ability to handle the steering wheel and pedals with precision to correctly drift is considered an art form.