• Aug 12, 2009
Forza Motorsport 3 Screenshot - click above image for high-res gallery

More and more folks are slowly but surely coming to the realization that old school Japanese metal is pretty cool. Stylish, too. For instance, have you ever noticed how much a Toyota Celica Supra looks like a Lamborghini Jarama? Or that a first generation Miata is a dead ringer for Lotus Elan? Before you start screaming about the Japanese being styling thieves, let's remember two things.

As Woody Allen has said, "Be original, don't steal. But if you do, steal from the best." The other is that if you counted up all the running Jaramas and Elans on the world, you'd have a very, very small number. So if not for the Japanese, these shapes would be lost. Then, of course, you have cars like the Datsun 510, a design that looks even sharper now than it did forty years ago -- especially the sedan. And then there's the 240Z, a true icon.

In recognition of this, the brains behind Forza Motorsport 3 are including a bunch of vintage JDM rides in their upcoming XBox racing game that's on schedule to be released this October. Including some racers like the 1997 Nissan Motorsports R390, a homologated Le Mans car, meaning two street examples exist, and they can hit 60 mph in 3.3. seconds, run the quarter in 11 seconds flat and top out at 220 mph. While we think 99% of the cars Forza's including are brillinat, we don't quite get the Scion xD. Thanks for the tip, Brandon!



[Source: Forza Motorsport]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Datsun 510 was my first car. Looked almost the same as the image except turquoise paint and more rust. It was an awesome car that withstood all of the abuse I could throw at it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Troll much?
        • 5 Years Ago
        err, that was meant as a reply to yyrose22
      • 5 Years Ago
      Dude seriously get a life.

      AB is not a place to spam your garbage that nobody cares at all about.
      • 5 Years Ago
      One of the best and worst cars I ever own was my beloved 510 coupe with a 2.0L truck engine. I loved the styling circa BMW 2002 along with the handling (independent rear suspension). The car was bulletproof all except the body which would break out in rust at the mere mention of salt or moisture. I have been looking to find another one or a 240sx to blast around in. My newest "Datsun" is an 07 Altima with the 3.5 and a 6sp manual. I have no doubt that the ghost of my 510 would be proud.
      • 5 Years Ago
      is just me or does that red miata look like the kids cartoon from cars? all the others look great but that miata looks to round and fake.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That's just the way the Miata looks man... no way around that :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Put my beloved SA/FB RX-7 back in a game! I haven't had a fun driving game with it since Sega's things on the Dreamcast.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like driving simulators and I'm sure Forza is great. never played it. Love GT4 to death, but there's just something about the glass reflections in these screen shots that sometimes look wrong compared to the real world and what is capable by the systems these days. The glass is a little flat/matte looking at times and isn't as glossy as it should be. Check the picture of the Fit and how the glass behind the rear doors is very flat looking. Just errs me.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's just that it's a sleeper Fit with Lexan windows ;) I agree though, Forza has its graphical limits. Look at the Mazda 3's badge. It looks like a decal pasted on. Still, with interiors, who cares? I'll never see the outside of my car except in replays.
        • 5 Years Ago
        maybe, its just the weather, its a bit overcast
      • 5 Years Ago
      oh man, some nice Datsuns, I have to get the game.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's probably a robot guys! Don't bother replying :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      take your spam and gtfo
      • 5 Years Ago
      hmm, now i get to race my 2 cars (Mk2 supra/ NA miata) against each other... nice.

      i fail to see the resemblance between the supra and the lambo though.
      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      That GT4 Celica is @!@## HOT.


      JDM FTW
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