Long before Keiichi Tsuchiya earned his stripes in racing Motoharu Kurosawa dominated the Japanese GP in his hakosuka Skyline GT-R. The same happened with reviewing cars for Video Option magazine: long before we became familiar with Keiichi pushing any Japanese sports/racing/tuned car to the limit on a touge run Motoharu Kurosawa was doing the same:
Looking at this September 1988 review of the Nissan Leopard F31 it becomes clear a lot has changed in the past 24 years, for instance the tests that mattered:
Doing a full speed run on the Yatabe test course isn’t exactly the thing to do nowadays: it has to be more exciting than that! Brutally drift it through tight corners! Or take it to god nows what D1 track! Or wait… just look how Motoharu pushes the Leopard through the corners of that not-so-tight touge! So exciting after all!
Direct link to video: F31 ????????? 1988?9?