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Japanese Jewels is the latest class to be revealed for this summer’s London Concours, which returns to the Honourable Artillery Company in central London on 28-30 June.
The line-up will include a Toyota 2000GT, a Shelby-fettled example of which set a new world record for a Toyota and became the most valuable Japanese car ever to sell at auction, at Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island sale last month.
This will be joined by a car which shook the supercar establishment when launched, the Honda NSX-R.
Nissan will be represented courtesy of a set of Skylines, including an R33 GT-R Nismo 400R, born to celebrate the marque’s 1995 and ’96 Le Mans outings, powered by a 400bhp twin-turbocharged 2.8-litre straight-six.
There will also be an R34 V-Spec II Nur, a 2002 edition that arrived at the end of the fifth-gen GT-R’s production with 330bhp and a (limited) 186mph top speed.
From Subaru expect a one-of-400 22B STi Impreza, the car built in honour of the marque’s 40th anniversary, with its 2.2-litre flat-four, blistered wheelarches and famous gold BBS wheels.
Rally rival Mitsubishi will counter this on the Honourable Artillery Company’s manicured lawns with a Lancer Evolution XI Tommi Mäkinen Edition, the car launched in celebration of Mäkinen’s fourth World Rally Championship title in 1999.
The Japanese car story will also be brought more up to date at the event‘s sixth running with a V10-engined Lexus LFA.
And remember that, as a Classic & Sports Car reader, you can take advantage of our exclusive 2-for-1 London Concours ticket offer.
Driven to disruption: Honda NSX
Signing off in style: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI vs Evolution X