One of the most iconic Japanese sports vehicles ever made is the Acura/Honda NSX. 

When the first NSX made its debut for the 1991 model year, it completely altered the concept of what a sports vehicle might be. 

It was the first production vehicle made entirely of aluminum and demonstrated that expensive sports cars didn't always have to be fussy, unreliable garage hogs.

Ultimately, underneath the remarkably streamlined and low profile, the NSX remained as dependable as any other Honda model from that era

."The NSX is a milestone automobile that offers uncompromised performance and redefines the pure sports car driving experience," 

said Ed Taylor, the vice president of Acura at the time, in a press release from 1991.