View Full Version : Sports Car Icon I: Japan

07-26-2005, 08:12 AM
Known for groundbreaking technology and spirited performance, Japan has produced some of the most innovative, inspiring, and beautiful performance cars in history. Choose your favorite (examples include the Toyota Supra, 2000GT, Mitsubishi 3000GT, Nissan Z, Datsun 510, Mazda RX-7, Honda/Acura NSX, Skyline GT-R, etc etc etc... the possibilities are endless) and redesign it for the more demanding needs of the modern global consumer. Performance is paramount, but distinctive design is essential to the success of any sports car these days, so be careful to maintain the pedigree while bringing it just far enough into the present/future to be a true global supercar contender in its own merit. Must be an existing brand and model, Japanese, the rest I'll leave to the imagination..........<p><B>Datsun 510</B><p><IMG SRC="http://images.google.ie/images?q=tbn:oCKFmLFpI8QJ:mrec.rotary.net.nz/seven6/datsun510.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>Mazda RX-7</B><br><IMG SRC="http://images.google.ie/images?q=tbn:1IGNkOlgxy8J:www.edmunds.com/media/reviews/generations/mazda.rx7.rx8/95.mazda.rx7.500.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>Toyota Supra</B><br><IMG SRC="http://images.google.ie/images?q=tbn:BAF0Hn1DH30J:www.auto.vl.ru/gt/pictures/supra.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>Nissan Skyline</B><br><IMG SRC="http://images.google.ie/images?q=tbn:4WP9D2OTrBcJ:cyd125.free.fr/nfsu/caisses/nissanskyline.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Contest will close on <B>Sunday the 7th of August</B>.<br>Good Luck!

07-28-2005, 06:16 AM
eh guys? is <b>anybody</b> entering?

07-28-2005, 06:36 AM
ummm<br>i think i can try...lol

07-28-2005, 08:05 AM
Not me this time. Or rather not me from here on for quite some time. It's been a pleasure to enter in these contests and I very much admire everyone who has entered <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> I'll try to be back at these contests soon.<p>There is however a very slight (and read VERY slight) possibility that I can do this on the plane or something but I doubt it.<p><br>BTW Nice idea, wish I could enter.

07-28-2005, 08:27 AM
i'm probably gonna do a supra for this <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

07-28-2005, 09:04 AM
Darn. Maybe I'll try a Supra or a 2000GT (that should be fun).

07-28-2005, 09:53 AM
Hm, well then I guess I won't enter a Supra.

07-28-2005, 09:58 AM
<IMG SRC="http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/9426/mitsubishilancerevodraw1mi.jpg" BORDER="0"><p> a lancer ideation.

The Water Is Poison
07-29-2005, 03:59 AM
Another great sketch, good job

07-29-2005, 01:12 PM
<IMG SRC="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y141/hellospaceboy/FTO.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Since the new Eclipse has grown up and is no longer the pocket rocket it used to be, Mitsubishi has developed a sucessor to the FTO using the new platform developed for it's new line of compact cars. The new FTO boasts four-wheel drive and an engine sourced directly from the Evolution outputting 250hp. The new FTO will be exported to North America where it will be powered by a 200hp Mivec I4 and will be sold under the resurrected Mirage nameplate.

07-29-2005, 04:02 PM
Wow. Mine looks so horrible in comparison... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/anonms/Jul29_01.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>In their next attempt to woo the yourh market, Toyota has announced one of the new Corolla's variants: the all-new Corolla Levin. This 3-door hatchback revives the spirit of the renowed AE86. The Levin will be powered by an all-new 2.0L I4 that features direct injection and dual-VVTi and is expected to exceed 200 horsepower. The Levin will be the only Corolla variant built on a different (RWD as opposed fo FWD) platform.

08-01-2005, 04:44 AM
The mirage is a lancer's international name.

08-01-2005, 10:09 AM
I doubt that. I think Lancer is used globally, not Mirage.<p>Are you thinking of the Virage?

08-02-2005, 04:26 AM
The US uses the mirage nameplate wayback, they change it to lancer. I believe the year was 2003. It was in the US, not international. (my fault)

08-05-2005, 09:48 AM
2001-2002 was when they changed the name over

08-06-2005, 06:57 AM
again, sorry

08-06-2005, 12:55 PM
The new Nissan Datsun 510Z.<p>blue:<br><IMG SRC="http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/1168/blue0dc.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>purple:<br><IMG SRC="http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/5534/purple7hw.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>rear:<br><IMG SRC="http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/7687/rear2ar.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Nissan introduces the "Nissan Datsun 510Z", a new Interpretion of the "Datsun 510". Retro style, modern technology and good handling characteristics make the Mini-350Z a particularly impressing sports car. The second Z-Nissan is a 2+2 seater, priced under the 350Z, on whose platform the 510Z stands. The "Nissan Datsun 510Z" is avaiable with following engines: 2.0 Turbo (180 HP), 2.5 Turbo (200 HP), 3.5 V6 (234 HP).<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by car-fan at 1:47 PM 8/6/2005</i>

08-06-2005, 11:33 PM
i love that yellow datsun, nice work.

08-07-2005, 06:30 AM
Unfortunately i havent had time to do another, perspective angle of the car ... so this is what i got ... new Trueno ... <p><IMG SRC="http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/1576/truenoreborn36fb.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>edit: hope u dont mind ... its the same car ... just that ive done the wheels and changed the bg ... everything else is the same!<p>old: <A HREF="http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/4558/truenolow0lk.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img93.imageshack.us/img...k.jpg</A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by fblacka at 6:13 PM 8/9/2005</i>

08-07-2005, 11:01 AM
that is just $@%!in' amazing, dude.

08-07-2005, 11:15 AM
anyway, i got lazy with this one, and i figure i've already lost, so...<p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v143/knihc2008/DSC00839.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>mazda rx-7. takes most of its styling cues from the beautiful 3rd gen, especially its Mazdaspeed kit (in the front) and several widebody kits (on the sides)

08-07-2005, 11:37 AM
Contest extended till wednesday<br>I think i'm in!

08-07-2005, 01:36 PM
good job Knihc2008. <p>I think im in on this one.

08-07-2005, 09:40 PM
aw crap there's an extension? can i color my entry? i know we're not allowed to change our entries after we post them but a lot of other people ahve done it and i was nto expecting this extension.

08-08-2005, 01:39 AM
I wasn't, too....

08-08-2005, 09:04 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knihc2008</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">aw crap there's an extension? can i color my entry? i know we're not allowed to change our entries after we post them but a lot of other people ahve done it and i was nto expecting this extension.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You can colour it of course, it just has to be the exact same sketch.

08-08-2005, 09:20 PM
Well... I couldn't decide which of my sketches to use for a contest entry, so in the end I decided to try something a little more radical. <p>I give you the next generation of the Nissan GT-R. I envisioned a kind of "racecar for the street" look, hence the numerous gaping vents and high rear wing. I took the "vanishing" A-pillar from my Datsun 510 concept and applied it here; the glass continues forward from the greenhouse, framing the hood before becoming the headlights. The massive grille was partly inspired by the GT-R concept, but substantially enlarged to give the front more presence. <p><IMG SRC="http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/6756/gtr2zj.jpg" BORDER="0">

08-08-2005, 10:03 PM
sorry, domino, but probably my least favorite of your designs. it just looks a little too much, the front a little too semi truck, the wing a little too.. weird. love the side rocker panels. but it doesn't have too much skyline in it.

08-09-2005, 07:09 AM
WOW! Looks great! Very crazy styling!!!

08-09-2005, 10:12 AM
except for the cheap wire mesh, i like that domino.

08-10-2005, 08:14 AM
Here is geop22 entrie.<p><IMG SRC="http://pstr-m02.ygpweb.aol.com/data/011/21/79/90/6B/7i9RhEDzFDxGa5A8yDu8k4zZsmDOO82a014B.jpg" BORDER="0">

08-10-2005, 03:37 PM
The standard of the entries just get better and better. Great job everyone!<br>Here are the entries:<p><A HREF="http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/9426/mitsubishilancerevodraw1mi.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><B>1pablo</B></A><p><A HREF="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y141/hellospaceboy/FTO.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><B>azumi</B></A><p><A HREF="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/anonms/Jul29_01.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><B>anoms</B></A><p><A HREF="http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/1168/blue0dc.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><B>car-fan(front)</B></A><p><A HREF="http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/7687/rear2ar.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><B>car-fan(back)</B></A><p><A HREF="http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/1576/truenoreborn36fb.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><B>fblacka</B></A><p><A HREF="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v143/knihc2008/DSC00839.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><B>knihc2008</B></A><p><A HREF="http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/6756/gtr2zj.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><B>DoMiNo</B></A><p><A HREF="http://pstr-m02.ygpweb.aol.com/data/011/21/79/90/6B/7i9RhEDzFDxGa5A8yDu8k4zZsmDOO82a014B.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><B>geop22</B></A><p>Please read <A HREF="http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=13933" TARGET="_blank"><B>Voting Rules</B></A> before voting<p>

08-10-2005, 06:05 PM
knihc2008 -4<br>DoMiNo -4<br>fblacka -2<p><FONT SIZE="5"><B>**VOTE DISQUALIFIED**</B></FONT><p><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by MrLynch at 1:34 PM 8/21/2005</i>

08-10-2005, 09:01 PM
car-fan -4<p>1pablo -3<p>fblacka -3<p><FONT SIZE="5"><B>**VOTE DISQUALIFIED**</B></FONT><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by MrLynch at 1:34 PM 8/21/2005</i>

08-10-2005, 09:28 PM
3 - Azumi<br>3 - fblacka<br>3 - knihc2008<br>1 - car-fan

08-11-2005, 12:48 AM
4 DoMiNo<br>3 knihc2008<br>2 azumi<br>1 fblacka<p>sorry for not enterng both contests...i'm going to germany for 2 weeks :)

08-11-2005, 01:07 AM
1. azumi - 4<br>2. 1pablo - 3<br>3. knihc2008 - 2<br>4. DoMiNo - 1<br>

08-11-2005, 04:02 AM
azumi - 4<br>domino - 4<br>car fan - 1<br>knihc2008 - 1<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by 1pablo at 3:56 AM 8/15/2005</i>

08-14-2005, 10:42 AM
1pablo - 3<br>DoMiNo - 3<br>knihc2008 - 3<br>car-fan - 1

08-20-2005, 03:52 PM

08-20-2005, 03:55 PM
Here are the results:<br>17-azumi<br>16-DoMiNo<br>13-knihc2008<br>06-1pablo<br>04-car-fan<br>04-fblacka<br>00anoms<br>00-geop22<p>Well done azumi on your first win! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Please contact me a.s.ap with your choice for the next conest via P.M<br>