Nameplates like Supra and GT-R have a special place the hearts of fans and motorsports enthusiasts, and many of their design elements have stood the test of time. But could they be hindering new designs for future JNCs? What would the next GT-R look like if it didn’t have to have round rear combination lamps, or if the Supra didn’t have to have an inline six? What would a model lineup look like if we cleaned the slate and rebuilt it on new ideas and interpretations of travel? It’s a question manufacturers struggle with all the time.
What will future JNCs look like?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “JNC Roulette – Red or Black exterior?“
Last week we asked which of two popular colors suit a car better. There were some that voted outside the, um, spectrum and their takes on other colors were noted (we may need to create a bracket system to find the ultimate exterior color). The winning comment comes from Jeremy A, who not only proved that red is an eye-catcher, but that the era mattered. In the 80s, after the greens and golds of the 70s fell out of favor, red rose to the top and became the de facto color of sporty cars during the Reagan administration. Honda Preludes, FC3S RX-7s, and Toyota AE86s all seemed to default to red more than any other color. Prince wrote a song about red Corvettes. Even the stoic Mercedes SLs, E30 BMWs, and Porsche 911s were most popular with a splash of 赤.
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