These days, the Nissan GT-R
is the last word in Japanese sports cars. Nothing else from the island can compete with Godzilla, but it was not always so. From 1979 to 2002, the Toyota
Supra not only stood up to the GT-R, but since it was sold in markets (i.e. North America) where the GT-R wasn't, it also built a bigger fan base. That fan base has been without a new car to lavish with affection for nearly a decade now, and it seems some of them are getting impatient.