There was much internet debate about whether an R32 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R would be an appropriate car for Nissan to convert into an EV. Meanwhile, Toyota’s already done so with a classic AE86. It’s a trend that will only grow as the industry shifts towards electrification, and there are plenty of icons that would make good candidates.
What JNC would be best for an EV conversion?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “Which car has the best (or worst) seats?“.
We weren’t specific that last week’s question had to hail from Japan, and we got a wide range of responses. Classics like the Datsun 240Z and SA22C Mazda RX-7 got votes for as good seats from Jim Daniels and Dutch 1960 respectively. Non-JNC nominations included the modern buckets of the Scion iM from Lee L. and the plush cushions of the 1958 Dodge Regent and Plymouth Fury 4-door hardtops from エーイダン.
Oddly, Land Ark noted that the fourth-gen Subaru Legacy GT had both the best and the worst seats. Taylor C. was right on with the Prelude Si, as 90s Hondas could do no wrong in the ergonomics department. Aftermarket-wise, speedie cast a vote for any Recaro, while Taylor had had high praise for the Bride Brix 1.
In the end Chris A. won the week with his ode to the Saab Sonnet III:
It’s gotta be the Saab Sonett 3! Not for the comfort, but for the sheer fact that they’re so groovy, literally! As far as I’ve seen, the only corduroy seats to ever come from the factory, with a nice lumbar support pillow on a strap for peak Swedish design and comfort. They could sell them at Ikea tomorrow with an unpronounceable name and hipsters in Brooklyn would be going as nuts for them as I do.
Omedetou, your comment has earned you a set of decals from the JNC Shop!