JDM cars, also known as, Japanese Domestic Market in gaming are cars that were design based on Japanese cars in real life. GTA 5 JDM cars often have great style as well as high quality. They are famous for the ability to handle sharp turns at high speed and make amazing drifts.

Most cars in GTA 5 were the combinations of multiple cars in real life. Here is the list of all GTA 5 JDM cars 2021 and the real-life car models they were based on.

1 .Karin 190z

  • Price: $900,000
  • Real-life models: Nissan S30 & Toyota 2000GT

The design of the 190z is a combination of the Datsun 240Z/Nissan Fairlady Z/Nissan S30 and Toyota 2000GT. You can see the side profile and front fascia of the Nissan. Meanwhile, the rear fascia interior is from the Toyota.

The Karin 190z has an average acceleration and top speed compared to other cars in its class. However, it has a great handle, allowing players to travel through rough terrain with great control. This car is a great option for new players.

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Karin 190z

2. Vulcar Warrener

  • Price: $120,000
  • Real-life models: Nissan Skyline, Datsun 510, Toyota Corolla & Peugeot 504

While the Vulcar Warrener has Swedish origin, it has most of its traits from Japanese cars. The design of the vehicle is heavily based on Nissan Skyline GTR KGC10, Datsun 510 and the first year of the Toyota Corolla KE70. The front of the car is a mix of the Peugeot 504 and Nissan Skyline C10. The chassis of the car resembles a mix of the Datsun 510 and Volvo 144.

The Vulcar Warrener has high acceleration and top speed for its class. The car is light, making handling very responsive. However, due to its powerful engine, players need to drive carefully to avoid spinout.

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Vulcar Warrener

3. Karin Futo

  • Price: $9,000
  • Real-life models: Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 and Nissan Skyline DR30

The Karin Futo is mostly based on the 1983-1987 Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 with various elements from the 1983-1985 Nissan Skyline DR30 RS Turbo. The interior's dash of the car looks exactly the same as the real-life AE86 dash.

The acceleration and top speed of the Karin Futo are not enough to compete with most sports cars in GTA 5. Still, it is a very decent choice. A skilled player can make this car just as capable as any other car.

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Karin Futo

4. Albany Primo

  • Price: $9,000
  • Real-life models: Cadillac Seville and Cadillac Allante

The Albany Primo is a four-door sedan that resembles a 1992-1997 Cadillac Seville. The front headlights, taillights, and grille of the car are from the 1987-1993 Cadillac Allante.

The vehicle is outclassed by other similar cars in GTA 5. It has great crash resistance and is a decent choice for its price.

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Albany Primo

5. Karin Sultan C

  • Price: $12,000
  • Real-life models: Lexus IS, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

The body shape of the Karin Sultan C has based on the first-generation Lexus IS. There are other elements that resemble the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI.

This is one of the best GTA 5 JDM cars with good speed, acceleration, traction, and handling. Its durability is average and its brake is awful. It takes a long time for the car to fully stop.

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Karin Sultan C

6. Zirconium Stratum

  • Price: $10,000
  • Real-life models: Honda Accord and Nissan Skyline

The design of the Zirconium Stratum was based on the fifth-generation (1994–1997) Honda Accord wagon. The hood, hood badge, grill of the car are derived from the S3-R31 and R32 Nissan Skyline.

The car has responsive handling and improved braking but is still quite underwhelming when compared to other GTA 5 JDM cars. While the vehicle is light, but the steering is somewhat heavy.

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Zirconium Stratum

7. Elegy Retro

  • Price: $904,000
  • Real-life models: Nissan Skyline GT-R and Sultan RS

The design of the Elegy Retro is based on multiple generations of the Nissan Skyline GT-R. The interior of the car looks the same as the Sultan RS.

The Elegy Retro is one of the top cars in the Sports class with great acceleration and handling. The strength of this vehicle is mainly in tight corners.

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Elegy Retro

8. Imponte Ruiner

  • Price: $10,000
  • Real-life models: Pontiac Trans Am, Mitsubishi Starion and Nissan 300ZX

The design of the Imponte Ruiner is mainly based on the 1982-1984 Pontiac Trans Am with elements from many other 80s cars. The rims resemble those of the Mitsubishi Starion while the hood resembles that of a first-generation Nissan 300ZX Z31.

The Imponte Ruiner has excellent acceleration and top speed. The vehicle also has great handling and brake.

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Imponte Ruiner

9. Dinka Jester

  • Price: $28,000
  • Real-life models: Honda NSX and BMW i8

The Dinka Jester C is a 2-door sports car that resembles many cars in real life, including the 2015 Honda/Acura NSX and the BWM i8. The interior of the car is derived from the Banshee interior.

The vehicle has great top speed and acceleration. The handling of the car is extremely sensitive and responsive, a trait of many GTA 5 JDM cars.

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Dinka Jester

10. Maibatsu Penumbra FF

  • Price: $1,380,000
  • Real-life models: Mitsubishi Eclipse, Honda Integra, Toyota MR2 and Nissan Skyline

The Penumbra FF is based primarily on the second-generation Mitsubishi Eclipse. The front bumper of the car is taken from the Honda Integra DC2 Type R. It has the tail light of the first-generation Mitsubishi Eclipse and Toyota MR2 W20, and the headlight of the 1995 Dodge Avenger Coupe or the Nissan Skyline R33.

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Maibatsu Penumbra FF

11. Dinka Blista Kanjo

  • Price: $580,000
  • Real-life models: Honda Civic, Honda Integra and Honda Today

The Blista Kanjo is the combination of a few 1990's Honda cars. The design of the car is mainly based on the Honda Civic Type R EK9. The front of the car looks like that of the  Honda Integra SJ. the tail light are based on the Honda Today or Honda Logo.

The vehicle has oversteering problems, making it hard to handle even light turns. However, in the hand of skilled players, it is one of the best GTA 5 JDM cars to drift around corners.

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Dinka Blista Kanjo

12. Dinka Blista Compact

  • Price: $42,000
  • Real-life models: Honda CR-X and Futo

The Dinka Blista Compact is designed based on the Honda CR-X. The interior of the car is exactly the same as the Futo.

The vehicle has a small V6 engine with good power. Its performance is more comparable to compact cars than sports cars. It has high acceleration but low top speed. At high speed, it has understeer problems.

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Dinka Blista Compact

13. Bravado Banshee 900R

  • Price: $565,000
  • Real-life models: Dodge Viper SR, Aston Martin DB9 and Mazda RX-7

The Bravado Banshee 900R resembles a second-generation Dodge Viper SR but with a side-pipe exhaust and a shorter roofline. The taillights of the car look like that of the Aston Martin DB9 while the front end resembles a Third Generation Mazda RX-7.

The vehicle has great acceleration and top speed, especially when upgraded. However, players need to be careful at tight corners since it might oversteer and spin out.

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Bravado Banshee 900R

14. Karin Sultan RS

  • Price: $795,000
  • Real-life models: Lexus IS, Subaru Impreza and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

The Karin Sultan RS is based on the first-generation Lexus IS. There are a few details taken from the second-generation Subaru Impreza cars. The rear of the car looks like that of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V.

The Sultan RS is on par with other Supercars in GTA 5. It has a high top speed, acceleration, improved from the original Sultan. The Sultan RS is an excellent off-road car. It can even climb Mount Chiliad with ease because of its lightweight build and powerful engine.

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Karin Sultan RS

15. Karin Intruder

  • Price: $16,000
  • Real-life models: Infinity Q45, Infiniti I30 and Nissan President

The Intruder looks like the 2002-2006 Infiniti Q45.  The rear of the vehicle is based on the 1996 or 1997 Infiniti I30 while the front is taken from the 2001-2010 Nissan President.

As a sports car, the Intruder outperforming many Sedans with great traction, handling, and brake. The top speed is high but the acceleration is quite average. It might take some time for the vehicle to reach its top speed.

Karin Intruder
Karin Intruder

16. Annis Savestra

  • Price: $990,000
  • Real-life modes: Mazda Savanna, Nissan Skyline, Mitsubishi Galant and Toyota Corolla

The Savestra is mostly influenced by the Series II-III Mazda Savanna/RX3. The car has details of other mid-1970's Japanese cars such as the Nissan Skyline C110, 1972-1974 Mitsubishi Galant GTO, and the 1970-1974 Toyota Corolla.

The vehicle stands out for its traction. It also has good top speed and acceleration.vIt can handle race tracks with many tight turns well. However, it is hard to drift with this vehicle.

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Annis Savestra

17. Maibatsu Penumbra

  • Price: $24,000
  • Real-life models: Mitsubishi Eclipse, Scion tC and Dodge Dart

The Maibatsu Penumbra closely resembles the North American styling of the 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse.  The front bumper is taken from the first generation Scion tC while the headlights look like those of the 2013-2016 Dodge Dart.

The performance of the Penumbra is only above average compared to cars in its class. The car lacks acceleration and has weak brakes. However, it stands out for having great handling at any speed.

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Maibatsu Penumbra

18. Karin Kuruma

  • Price: $126,350
  • Real-life models: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Subaru WRX STI

The overall design of the Kurama is based on the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X. The rear wing and the hood scoop look like those of the 2015-2016 Subaru WRX STI.

The vehicle tends to flip during sharp, high-speed turns because of its design. With high traction, the Kuruma can run off-road really well at high speed, comparable to some Super cars.

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Karin Kuruma

19. Annis Elegy RH8

  • Price: ­$95,000
  • Real-life models: Nissan GT-R and Infiniti G37

The Annis Elegy RH8 is a sports car that looks like a Nissan GT-R (R35) in real life. The front headlamps of the car are taken from the Infiniti G37 Coupes.

The car has great balance thanks to its weight distribution. It can accelerate well to reach a high top speed. It has one of the best handlings among GTA 5 JDM cars.

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Annis Elegy RH8

20. Dinka Jester Classic

  • Price: $28,000
  • Real-life models: Toyota Supra and Nissan 300ZX

The Jester Classic in GTA 5 resembles the Toyota Supra JZA80 (Mk IV). The headlamps are taken from the Nissan 300ZX Z32. The car is balanced all around with good acceleration, top speed, and handling. The car can handle sharp turns and rarely lose control.

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Dinka Jester Classic

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