Those who have grown up playing GTA, know the thrill of driving across the streets in luxurious cars. If I was to ask, I know many of you would say that you love European luxury and American muscle cars, but what about the Japanese Domestic Market cars? A true gamer knows that those cool-looking JDM cars in GTA 5 are a true blessing because of their popularity amongst automobile enthusiasts.
GTA 5, also known as Grand Theft Auto, is a popular action-adventure game rocking every gamer’s world since 2003. GTA V is the seventh entry in the popular Grand Theft gaming franchise and the fifteenth overall. GTA has become a massive entertainment and gaming franchise globally while generating a revenue of more than $6 billion worldwide. Wow!
Different factors make Grand Theft Auto a massive hit. Over time, the game has witnessed significant changes. Most of these changes have made the game only better for the players, including introducing a wide range of cars. With the release of GTA Online, access to luxurious cars in a shared world has become easier. With that being said, the most popular cars in the gaming world are all from the Japanese Domestic Market. Back in the 2000s, cars like Banshee and Elegy RH8 have resurfaced once again in GTA for the players’ delight.
Keep scrolling below and take a look at the best JDM cars in GTA 5 so you know what you need to drive the next time you play the game.
The Era Of Japanese Domestic Market Cars | Best JDM Cars In GTA 5!
Grand Theft Auto regularly adds a swarm of luxurious and powerful cars to its ever-growing roster, but there are a few that will remain as evergreen classics. Japanese Domestic Market Car franchise is just the type that isn’t looking to go anywhere. It is because of their tiniest details and their ever-growing popularity since early 2000, it is hard for the players to miss them after the Fast and Furious series release. The cultural explosion was on a new level when everyone started to notice the JDM beauty. Now, years later, here we are once again, adoring them.
#1 Elegy Retro Custom
Available in a gorgeous double shade of red and black, the Elegy Retro Custom stands at the top of everyone’s favorites list. Elegy Retro is inspired by the gorgeous Nissan Skyline GTR R32 and can be upgraded to a beast at Benny’s Studio under a whopping amount of $940,000. The automobile beauty offers players an impressive speed ability, stunning looks, a powerful engine, and an open window for customization.
#2 Sultan Classic
Whenever players are stuck in the Casino Heist mission, they seek the great Sultan Classic’s help to escape and be their getaway car (Swifties, see what I did here). Due to its beast of an engine and powerful turbo sounds becomes a great resource to have during missions. Eligible to endless customization, if the players are willing to spend some money, they can get this beauty for $1,288,000 (only).
#3 Dinka Blista Kanjo
If you are looking for a car that truly represents the era of Japanese Domestic Market cars, look no further than the Dinka Blista Kanjo. The model inspired by Honda Civic Type R EK9 screams JDM at its loudest and does not disappoint the players with its power-packed performance. Dinka Blista is the second fastest car in the series but needs constant handling. The sleek car is available to the players for a price range between $435,000 to $580,000.
If you are a big fan of the Knight Rider series and want to cherish the feeling of driving the iconic supercar, be relieved that Ruiner from the Japanese Domestic Market is the one. The best (or maybe the worst) part of this car is that it does not look Japanese in the slightest, but worry not because you can give it a makeover with a little customization. Since the car is available for a meager amount of $10,000, this beast should be added to your driveway immediately.
#5 Elegy RH8
Elegy RH8 is the perfect choice for those players who believe that less is more. I mean, why spend billions of dollars on a car when you can get one for only $95,000? For those who think RH8 is not a good option, let me clear your doubts and open your eyes. This classic beauty is heavily inspired by the Nissan GTR R35 and can give competition to some of the most expensive cars in its class. What else do you need than an engine that runs smoothly around the corners?
Banshee is one of the longest-running cars in the Grand Theft Auto series and has been around since GTA III. With an introduction to the Xbox X and the PS5 series, the day is not far when Banshee will be the only car that every player would want to drive. The red beauty is ideally not inspired by the JDM, but it will look just the same with a bit of customization and a little magic dust here and there.
There are a variety of cars available in the JDM class for Grand Theft Auto V, but sadly all of them don’t meet the players’ expectations. Although, we successfully managed to go through the swarm and picked the best of the best for you. If you spot your favorite on the list, don’t forget to drop the name in the comments section below.