QotW: What JNC stat would surprise non-JNC people?

Toyota AE86 Enzo Ferrari

A few weeks ago on After/DRIVE, I blurted out a statistic about how there are fewer stock AE86s left than Ferrari Enzos. No, I haven’t counted them all, but I can count on my own two hands how many I’ve seen at shows, in forums, and on internet classifieds.

JNC stat would surprise non-JNC people?

Maranello produced 400 of what was then the marque’s ultimate exotic (incidentally, designed by Ken Okuyama who is Japanese and was the first non-Italian head of legendary studio Pininfarina). Wait, how are there more of these million-dollar supercars than a Toyota Corolla? Well, despite Eddie Griffin’s best efforts, most Enzos have lived coddled lives in the hands of uber-wealthy collectors. AE86s, on the other hand, are drifted, modified and generally hooned into oblivion.

What say you, dear reader? As always, the most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What’s the greatest ‘green’ JNC?” 

1988 Honda Civic CRX HF

This week’s winning comment comes from Mike McCarthy, who nominated the Honda CRX HF. Many of you nominated the HF, but Mike gave us a good chuckle with his line about not looking like a dweeb:

CRX HF hands down. I’ve owned 3 geo metros… they just don’t feel like a real car.
there is no greater economy/green car IMO. They still look so sporty that you won’t feel like a dweeb driving it. I’d have to nominate the original honda insight as a close 2nd place.

Omedetou, your comment has earned you a set of decals from the JNC Shop!

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8 Responses to QotW: What JNC stat would surprise non-JNC people?

  1. The Subaru BRAT between all generations had more horsepower per liter than all carbed V8 muscle cars made during its production.

  2. Tom Westmacott said:

    Honda engines have won more Formula One races than BMW, Porsche and Lamborghini put together [72 for Honda vs 20 for BMW, 26 for Porsche and 0 for Lamborghini]

  3. Mike McCarthy said:

    YesSS!!!!!! how does one claim there prize?

  4. PK said:

    I’m glad I have kept my JDM Levin I imported completely stock.

  5. Daniel charles-netsere said:

    the supercharged aw11 mr2 was the fastest accelerating 0-30 car in the world in 1987 and the honda prelude 4ws set the fastest slalom speed on road & track in 1988

  6. andrewzuku said:

    Honda’s 1,997cc, 250ps engine, the F20C (from the S2000) held the record for producing the highest specific power output for any mass production naturally aspirated piston engine: 93 kW per liter.

    …and then there’s the old 1UZ-FE “coin balance” trick.

  7. Yoda said:

    Honda outsold Toyota cars in the US starting very early, pre-VRA at the least. Toyota outsold Honda overall because they had pickups and Honda didn’t. This situation continued right up to the atrophy of the small-truck segment.

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