From sports cars, to economy sedans, to borderline supercars, below is a list of the top 30 Japanese vehicles of the past 50 years. These are the most notable and iconic Japanese cars that have sparked revolutions in car culture and inspired generations of people to become automotive enthusiasts, tuners, and collectors.

1986 Toyota Supra


Midway through 1986, Toyota finally gave the Supra its own name and dropped the Celica nomenclature. The Mark III generation of the Toyota Supra included 2.5-liter inline-6 engines – either naturally aspirated or twin turbocharged. The USA versions included 3.0-liter naturally aspirated and single CT26 turbocharged and intercooled variants. Styling became more pronounced and elegant, stepped away from the traditional 80s boxy styling.