27. Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R Hakosuka
The most famous name in the history of Japanese performance cars is the Nissan Skyline GT-R presented in 1968. The Skyline GT-R started its life as a performance version of the upscale Skyline model. However, thanks to many significant designs and mechanical changes, it evolved into a JDM performance legend (via Motor Trend).
They called the first GT-R the Hakosuka, a Japanese term for “box.” They named the car that since it featured square lines and a boxy profile. But underneath the sheet metal, there was some serious sports car technology with a high revving 2.0-liter six-cylinder engine and 160 HP. Compared to the modern Skyline, the Hakosuka is a joke in terms of performance.