A few months ago we featured three Japanese coupes from the ‘90s which, although excellent indicators of the prowess of Japanese engineering at the time that they were released, have not been quite so timeless in their consumer appeal. Today’s coupes, however, are three icons of the ‘90s which have made huge names for themselves in countless video game series and movies. Which is your favorite, though? I6 or rotary? AWD or RWD? 276 horsepower or 276 horsepower? You decide! Here are the options:
The first of our three competitors is the venerable fourth generation Toyota Supra with its mighty 2JZ-GTE twin-turbo straight six producing 276 horsepower through a six-speed manual. This example of the A80 Supra is a JDM import and has seen several modifications which are relatively tasteful in my opinion (especially when you see some other Supras available on the market). Still, is $35K a nice price for this legend with 67K miles, or is the body kit just a bit too ricey?
Moving back in time, this ‘93 RX-7 is propelled by Mazda’s famous (and infamous) 1.3L dual spinning triangle engine backed by twin turbos. This one has a five-speed to the Supra’s six speed with only 252 horsepower to the Supra’s 276 (wink wink). It has also been modified with several interesting changes, from tasteful ones like the wheels to awful ones like the smoked taillights. Still, is this this 10K mile example of Wankel’s legacy worth dropping $37K on?
This Skyline, obviously another JDM import, is fully legal under the 25 year import law and seems to have been brought in by a reputed company so you don’t need to worry about this one being crushed! While it may have 276 horsepower (read: 310, with minimal tweaking) mated to its AWD 5-speed manual, is it worth the effort of overnighting parts from Japan should anything go wrong? Still, this is an excellent price for an excellent R32 and there’s no reason not to love this 44K mile Godzilla.