JDM or Japanese Domestic Market Cars are a dime a dozen in Forza Horizon 4. These cars are some of the cheapest cars in-game, relatively speaking.
JDM cars are more capable than their price tags suggest in-game. These cars are very competitive and handle well regardless of tuning. However, what really makes JDM cars so special is their ability to accept mods and upgrades without further modification of the main engine components such as their pistons, connecting rods, etc.
This was a godsend for grassroots motorsports enthusiasts at the time because this meant that they could give their cars better power with simple mods.
The sleek design language of the 80s and 90s also meant that these cars were a great canvass for aero modifications. Huge spoilers, splitters, and widebody kits mean enthusiasts could slap on just about any type of body modification they want and still get great results on track or the road.
JDM Aftermarket and Tuning
The 80s and 90s were undeniably the Golden Era for Japanese sports cars. Legends such as the Mazda RX-7, Nissan Skyline R32 GTR, Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86, and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution are just some of the astonishingly beautiful performance cars to ever come out of the Land of the Rising Sun.
The tuning market was also booming in Japan at the time. These seemingly harmless and sedate sedans and sports coupes JDM manufacturers continue to produce had so much tuning potential that renowned tuners scrambled to make their performance versions as fast as they could.
Top JDM Widebody Kits in Forza Horizon 4
Thankfully, Forza Horizon 4 offers widebody kits as a modification item in the Customization Menu. Kits from Rocket Bunny are the most common widebody kits for our JDM heroes.
Most of the available body kits for Forza Horizon 4’s JDM cars completely change the look and stance of the car for better or for worse. However, looks are subjective, so you’ll either hate it or love it. Either way, these body kits are a great way to breathe new life into cars with a more subdued look.
Let’s take a look at the best-looking JDM cars when fitted with body kits in Forza Horizon 4.
First on our list is the last car ever spawned from the Japanese Golden Era, the Honda S2000.
Honda was one of the greatest manufacturers to ever join in on the JDM sports car craze back in the day. Legendary cars such as the Civic Type-R, Integra Type-R, and the unicorn Honda NSX-R were just some of the most amazing handling cars in the world at the time. Not to mention the fact that some of Honda’s legendary cars often cost less than the more expensive Italian or German cars they were meant to compete with.
Honda S2000 Rocket Bunny
Some would say that the Rocket Bunny Kit for the S2000 gives it a rather outlandish look versus its original design, and they would be right.
However, this Rocket Bunny Kit for the Honda S2000 gives the car a more aggressive stance thanks to the wider track and humongous rear fender flares and wing. The addition of front splitters and a front diffuser give the car a more track-attack look and can help with handling as well.
While it may not be a design some would find amazing, others will enjoy the more aggressive stance that this Rocket Bunny Kit lends to the S2000.
The NSX was Honda’s first attempt at making a world-renowned sports car meant to compete with brands such as Ferarri, Porsche, etc. For example, Honda explicitly expressed how the NSX was meant to directly compete against the Ferarri 348. With the help of F1 Champion Aryton Senna, they achieved just that.
Honda NSX-R Rocket Bunny
The guys over at Rocket Bunny deserve praise for keeping the iconic lines and design cues of this very rare JDM sports car.
The main additions to the NSX-R’s Rocket Bunny Kit are the gold multispoke rims, redesigned front bumper, front splitters, and that enormous rear diffuser + rear wing combo which looks absolutely insane.
Overall, the Rocket Bunny Kit for the Honda NSX-R is a more subtle design change in terms of the overall look versus the original NSX-R body. Rocket Bunny added appropriate amounts of adjustability and aggressiveness in places where it mattered most.
The Mazda RX-7, hands down, has one of the most unique engine layouts to ever grace both the race track and the road in history. The Mazda RX-7 is equipped with a 1.3-liter Wankel Rotary Engine, which uses a Dorito-shaped Rotary unit that spins around rather than the typical piston up-and-down motion to produce power.
The result is a sublime-sounding road car unlike anything else on the road.
Design-wise, the RX-7 has become one of the most timeless car designs ever. Even in 2021, the RX-7 still looks like it was penned by car designers from the future. The iconic pop-up headlamps that many predicted to look dated in a few years still look like they belong in 2021. The sweeping lines and smooth bodywork make this car a pleasure to look at even in stock form.
Rocket Bunny RX-7 Type 1
The Rocket Bunny kit for the RX-7 looks absolutely gorgeous. What makes this kit work so well with the RX-7 is the way the body kit compliments the original sweeping lines of the RX-7. This look gives the RX-7 an even more futuristic design because of how smooth the entire car’s shape turned out with the body kit, almost looking like a concept car.
Rocket Bunny RX-7 Type 2 – Pandem Boss Aero
The other Rocket Bunny kit for the RX-7 is the Pandem Boss Aero Kit which completely changes the frontal area of the RX-7. Love it or hate it, it definitely has its own charm.
The kit also turns the clock back to the 80s with a design language that was prominent at the time such as the dual headlamps for each side and boxy grille design. The on-hood rear-view mirror is the cherry on top.
Overall, the Pandem Boss Aero is a polarizing design choice by Rocket Bunny but makes a lot of sense why they went this route anyway.
Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R
The first in Nissan’s long-running GTR lineup to be blessed with the moniker “Godzilla”. The Nissan Skyline R32 GTR was a terror on the race track back in its heyday, scoring multiple wins over multiple consecutive years. Godzilla was literally an unstoppable force on the racetrack, so much so that rules and regulations at the time had to be adjusted to nerf Nissan’s monstrosity.
Nissan Skyline R32 GTR Rocket Bunny
The Rocket Bunny Kit for the Nissan Skyline R32 GTR is one of the more subtle body kits in Forza Horizon 4 even for Rocket Bunny standards.
The great thing about this body kit for the R32 GTR is that it only enhances the original design cues of the car. This gives the car a larger more menacing appearance while keeping the sleek and iconic late 80s to early 90’s design cues intact.
Overall, while the Nissan Skyline R32 GTR’s Rocket Bunny Kit in Forza Horizon 4 looks the most subtle on this list, the kit itself suits the R32 GTR’s classic looks very well.
Mazda’s MX-5 is the most popular roadster in automotive history, with millions of units produced ever since its launch in 1989.
Mazda’s blueprint for the MX-5 was simple: Create a lightweight, fun, and accessible Roadster for the masses. The car never needed monstrous amounts of power because of its lightweight design. The MX-5 is also a very popular track car because of its rear-wheel-drive layout and competitive chassis.
Mazda MX-5 Rocket Bunny
Like the Honda S2000, wide-body kits on a relatively small car look cool but awkward at the same time. The same story continues with the Mazda MX-5.
The Rocket Bunny Kit for the MX-5 adds larger fenders, a rather stock-looking front bumper with the classic Miata Smile intact, and a slightly modified rear section with a large ducktail spoiler.
Overall, the Rocket Bunny Kit for the Mazda MX-5 gives the car a much-needed wider track and a more imposing look. Both of which are welcome changes to the rather friendly and unassuming looks of the original design.
JDM Rocket Bunnies
To anybody who loves low-riding cars with a wide stance, the Rocket Bunny Kits are a godsend. Not only does the kit make stale and boring cars look mind-blowing, but it also adds much-needed adjustability and weight reductions to these already lightweight cars. Overall, these kits offer a great combination of performance and aesthetics to Forza Horizon 4 players.