At the height of the Bubble Era, every Japanese carmaker had a driver’s car. We’re not talking about high dollar sports cars like the NSX or Supra, either. In this Best Motoring video from 1991, a lineup of enthusiasts’ machines, sometimes multiples from the same manufacturer, compete for the title of “number one driver’s car.”
In order from left to right, we have a Nissan Silvia K’s, Eunos Roadster (Mazda Miata), Mazda Enfini RX-7, Nissan Pulsar GTI-R, EF9 Honda Civic SiR II, Toyota Starlet GT, and Nissan Skyline GTS-t. Who will come out on top? Spoiler alert: the S13 walks away with a victory, but the rest of the rankings may surprise you. All we know is, if any of these cars were offered today, the automotive world would freak out like it was the second coming of the Messiah. Instead, we’ll have to settle for Best Motoring reruns.