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Nissan Skyline gets Brits’ nod as Most Iconic Japanese model

POSTED BY Nigel Andretti ON 08 April 2016

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NISSAN’S Skyline has been named named the most iconic model ever ahead of Europe’s biggest Japanese car celebration, Japfest, opening later this month.

Toyota’s Supra and Subaru’s Impreza were runners-up in the Japanese Icons survey.

The organisers of the show, which will be held for the first time this year at Silverstone, Northants, 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 Skyline, a car that first came to prominence in the UK in 1997 as the star of the Gran Turismo console game.

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 in the UK and beyond, and a bumper turnout of Skylines is expected at this year’s Japfest events.

Event Manager Katherine Chappell said: “The Nissan Skyline is one of the cars that really kicked off the Japanese tuning craze in the UK, 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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