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More great JDM classics become legal to import in the United States every year.

JDMs have always had a distinct attraction. The automobiles are well-known for their performance and tuning capabilities. Many of them had some of the most powerful engines and powertrains available at the time. Due to the 25-year limitation, automotive purists in the United States have generally had to appreciate these cars from afar.

In its most basic form, this legislation provides that after 25 years, specific makes and models of cars that were previously not certified for import or usage in America can be imported as antiques. Because of the stipulations of this legislation, it is now possible to import some incredibly amazing JDM Classics Cars into the American market. Now, Americans may enjoy the features that make these cars truly unique without breaking the law.

Honda NSX Type-R

The legendary Honda NSX was one of the best vehicles to have come out of Japan. It made supercar performance accessible to those who could not afford the high-end premium products like Ferrari, Porsche, or Lamborghini.

The NSX Type-R was a more performance-oriented version of the NSX. It weighed around 100 kg less than the normal NSX and could reach 60 mph in four seconds. The Car is a collector, and with fewer than 500 units produced, it should fetch a good price today.

Mitsubishi FTO

It’s understandable if you’ve never heard of the Mitsubishi FTO. It was a compact sports vehicle made by the Japanese automaker from 1994 to 2000, and it was designed to fill the gap between the Eclipse and the 3000GT, two of its more popular siblings.

The automobile powered a 4-cylinder or 6-cylinder engine with a power output ranging from 123hp to 197hp. There was also a 4-speed Tiptronic transmission that learned your shift positions in manual mode before adopting them when you switched back to automatic mode. When it originally came out, the FTO was a big hit, receiving the Japanese Car of the Year award in 1994/95.

Subaru WRX Series McRae

The Subaru WRX series dates back to the early 1990s, but it wasn’t until 2002 that the first one was released in the United States. Another Subaru has now been added to the list of vehicles that can be lawfully imported into the country. The Subaru WRX Series McRae is a limited-edition rally car created to commemorate Colin McRae’s World Rally Championship victory in 1995.

The cars were painted in a unique blue colour pattern. They had gold 16-inch alloy wheels as well as a unique numbered insignia. The production run was restricted to 200 pieces; thus, obtaining one to come to the United States will be difficult.

Toyota Mega Cruiser

Because of its resemblance to General Motors’ gas guzzler, the Mega Cruiser is often referred to as the Japanese Hummer. The SUV was huge, measuring 5.09 metres in length, 7 inches longer than the Hummer H1. A 4.1-liter turbodiesel 4-cylinder engine with 152 horsepower and 282 pound-feet of torque provided the power.

The SUV has a tyre inflation/deflation system as well as other features that make it suitable for some serious off-roading. Toyota produced about 3,000 of these vehicles, primarily for the Army, but as many as 300 were sold to civilians.

Toyota Celica GT-Four

JDM car connoisseurs must be overjoyed that this gem may now be imported to the United States. The Celica GT-Four is a rally homologation special car with lightweight elements that are comparable to those found on its rally brother. The suspension was also tweaked to improve the overall handling of the automobile.

The all-wheel-drive sports car is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 250 horsepower. The Car could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under 6 seconds and reach a top speed of slightly over 150 mph.

Honda Integra Type R

Honda introduced the Integra Type R in 1995, and it rapidly earned a reputation as one of the best front-wheel-drive cars ever made. The 189bhp engine was hand-built and sent power through a smooth 5-speed manual transmission to the front wheels.

The Car was a well-crafted piece of work, and due to the carmaker’s meticulous attention to detail, production capacity was limited to only 25 cars per day. That rear wing, for example, was not just for show; it also assisted minimize lift by up to 30% at the rear end of the Car.

Mazda RX-7 FC

The Mazda RX-7 was a three-generation sports automobile that was produced from 1978 to 2002. The ‘FC’ designation was given to the second-generation RX-7, which was produced from 1989 until 1992. The Mazda RX-7 was the Car that cemented the popularity of rotary engines.

The engine capacity for the second-generation RX-7 was raised to 1.3 litres, up from 1.1 litres, and now produced 185 horsepower with the use of a turbocharger. A rear independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes were also added over the previous model.

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