The Nissan Skyline has been named the “most iconic Japanese car ever” by enthusiasts ahead of Europe’s biggest Japanese car celebration.
Organizers of Japfest surveyed its social media followers to see which performance car enthusiasts believe should be identified as the most iconic model in Japanese culture. The show will be held for the first time this year at Silverstone, Northants, after reaching capacity at its previous venue with more than 16,000 attendees and 3,500 cars on display or on the circuit. The extra space at Silverstone means more track time and more features than ever before for enthusiasts to enjoy in the U.K.
Those surveyed made the Nissan Skyline a clear winner, according to Japfest, with the Toyota Supra coming in second and the Subaru Impreza WRX ranking third. The Skyline started to becoming prominent among U.K. enthusiasts in 1997 when served as the star of Gran Turismo.
“The Nissan Skyline is one of the cars that really kicked off the Japanese tuning craze in the UK, so it’s no surprise to see that it’s been named as the most iconic Japanese performance car of all time,” said event manager Katherine Chappell. “Japfest is a real celebration of the culture that it, in part, created, and we look forward to celebrating its success this year among the event’s festival atmosphere.”
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