Welcome to JDM Trivia #2!

For some time now I have been pondering about the ridiculously long car names for the 80s and 90s JDM cars. I gathered data from various Japanese car manufacturers, made a potential selection of models, looked up their brochures and wrote down the name as advertised.
JDM Trivia #2: Ridiculously long car names
What I did was probably not a very good scientific approach but for a long shot this probably will do and I may have left out two or three ridiculously long car names this way. As I’m a database guru I put everything in a database and made my calculations based on that.

This is probably what you are waiting for: why I put those particular five cars in the teaser. Well that’s because they are the top five longest car names. So here we go from five to one.

On five:

The 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI Tommi Makinen Edition
A total of 53 characters long and this is a special edition to celebrate Mitsubishi winning four WRC championships

On four:

The 1988 Nissan Laurel 20th anniversary Twin Cam Turbo Medalist
A total of 54 characters long. Yet another special edition to celebrate the 20th birthday of the Nissan Laurel.

On three:

The 1986 Toyota Sprinter Trueno Black Limited GT Apex Twin Cam 16
A total of 56 characters long. And another special edition, but this time not to celebrate anything.
Just because Toyota tought a limited run of 400 Sprinter Trueno AE86es painted in Toyota black colorcode 204 with gold and orange details was a great idea. Well it was: these cars are insanely rare and sought after.

On two:

The 1988 Nissan Leopard Ultima Grand Selection V30 Twin Cam Turbo
A total of 57 characters long was just 7 charcters short of making it to number one. Not much to say about this particular version except that it was, just like the name, top of the line of the second generation Leopards.

On number one:

The 1987 Toyota Crown Super Saloon Extra 2400 Turbo Diesel Ceramics Power
Winning with a lead of 7 characters this name is 64 characters long. Toyota must have not made a lot of profit on this car: they were losing all their profit on the lengthy badges.

A honerable mention:

The Nissan Leopard 870 Ultima 3.0 V6 Twin Cam Intelligent Adult Coupe
A total of 65 characters long would have definetly beaten the Crown. I wrote a blog article on this car once and that was also how I started to search for a longer name. However as the rules were that the name had to be in the catalogue I had to ditch this one. Nissan never sold a Nissan Leopard 870 Ultima 3.0 V6 Twin Cam Intelligent Adult Coupe. Where did it come from then?
Well I found out that there was an accessories package from Nissan for the Leopard. This included a chrome piece that mounts around grille and on the bonnet that is labelled as the 870 Ultima. Also the Leopard had a catchphrase “Intelligent Adult Coupe” so naturally this was included in the accessories package as well. So offically the car is a Nissan Leopard Ultima 3.0 V6 Twin Cam with a 870 badge and an Intelligent Adult Coupe branding.

So now it is time for the teaser for next weeks JDM Trivia:
Who is this man and what does he have to do with Nissan?

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