Beautiful designs come from all corners of the globe. Italy can turn any piece of fabric into the next fashion sensation. Tunisia can make a door into a breathtaking work of art. Saudi Arabia can turn a building into one a dramatic architectural marvel, and Japan can inspire awe with just a few brush strokes—especially when it comes to vehicle design.
Among the island nation’s greatest stylistic achievements of the last few decades have been its sports cars. From the early 1990s to the present, trend-setting Japanese coupes have flooded the market thanks to designers from Nissan, Honda, Mitsubishi, Mazda, and Toyota. Performance is blended with refined, yet fluid styling to create ageless figures that grab the attention of global car collectors.
Here are 10 of the most iconic Japanese coupes ever produced.