The biggest sales catch though was the Japanese Dilemma: a technologically audacious car, embroiled in conservative design and sold without any consideration for the market. The styling appealed to stuffy Japanese businessmen, as did the price tag: $85,000 AUD. For the same amount, you could choose to drop a size class and buy a BMW 328i. Never the less, it seemed far too expensive, sitting in a showroom alongside diminutive $15,000 121s.
The biggest tragedy of it all was the 800M was a brilliant car. It had every high-end feature of the day, from four-wheel steering, to traction control, to vegan-repellent seats. And finally, the amazing Miller Cycle V6 engine. Displacing only 2.3L, the 800M produced a supercharged 220hp, and still maintained decent fuel economy. Essentially, the Miller Cycle introduces a 'fifth' stroke, as the compression stroke is comprised of two periods, one with the intake valve open and the second with it closed, making the engine more efficient. The Eunos was so successful virtually no one has used a Miller Cycle since!
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Michael is a teenager who's been obsessed with cars since he was able to talk, but has no ability in mechanics whatsoever. His daily driver is a manual transmission Nissan Maxima - the Australian Infiniti I30