Japanese Domestic Market cars were initially built with limitations in mind as a result of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association’s focus on safety. However, in recent years those limitations have been slowly lifted to allow Japan’s manufacturers to compete with others around the world. Now, there are JDM cars that stand tall amongst the competition, especially more recent cars. If you’re looking for some of the fastest JDM cars out there, you’ll find a few of them on this list of the Top 5 Fastest JDM Cars of 2022.
Lexus RC F (2022)
The Lexus RC F is an aggressively styled marvel, with a front spoiler and speed-activated rear wing for extra traction when you need it. Lexus packed a 5.0-litre V8 engine that is capable of 472 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque in this impressive, eye-catching two-door, allowing it to reach a 0-60 time of 3.9 seconds. This means it has the same time as a Jaguar F-Type SVR and puts it within spitting distance of a Mercedes-AMG GT, which are both much more expensive cars.
Toyota Supra (2022)
With a stance that is inherently combative and a host of convenience features, the newest Toyota Supra is difficult to ignore. Keyless Smart Entry, auto-dimming mirrors, and a shift-timing indicator welcome you into a monster with an engine that comes in two flavours: a 2.0-litre turbo 4 cylinder, and a 3.0-litre twin-scroll turbo 6 cylinder. With the latter pumping out 382 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque, it is able to reach a top speed of 155 mph and a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds, making it the obvious choice for speed demons.
The replacement for the 370Z is here and it is ready to fight for the crown. The Nissan 400Z shares an engine with the Infiniti Q60, a 3.7-liter twin-turbo V6, giving it 400 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. With a body that weighs less than the Toyota Supra and an engine that is much more powerful, the 400Z can get up to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.
The ever-tremendous GT-R continues its lineage of monstrous performance and excellent handling with the 2022 Nissan GT-R. There are rumours of an all-electric GT-R being developed that will supposedly perform better than versions with modern engines, but until then we have a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine capable of 565 hp and 467 lb-ft of torque. This gives it a 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds, an absolutely face-melting time.
Acura NSX Type S
If the Nissan GT-R just isn’t fast enough for you, then get ready for something wild. Acura, the luxury subsidiary of Honda, has made available the NSX Type S. This jet engine on wheels is sure to peel your face back with a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 engine that unleashes 520 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, allowing it to reach 60 mph in 2.5 seconds.