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2016-04-07 12:25

MOST ICONIC CAR: The Nissan Skyline has been voted the most iconic Japanese car ever, by JapFest. Image: Supplied

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England - The model made famous by the Playstation Generation has been named the Most Iconic Japanese Car Ever by followers of Japfest, the biggest celebration of Japanese cars and culture in Europe.

The organisers of the show carried out a survey among its social media followers to see which performance car would be identified as the most iconic model in Japanese car culture.

The clear winner was the Nissan Skyline; star of the Gran Turismo console game.

Console credentials

Like the game, the Skyline was developed through multiple generations, each one faster and more advanced than its predecessor. The Skyline name has since become synonymous with Japanese performance tuning the world over.

Event manager, Katherine Chappell, said: “The Nissan Skyline is one of the cars that really kicked off the Japanese tuning craze [...], so it’s no surprise to see that it’s been named as the most iconic Japanese performance car of all time. 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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The runner-up in the survey was the Toyota Supra, with the Subaru Impreza WRX in third position.

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