⛩ #NinjaFacts Time! Let's Review "The Gentleman's agreement" ⛩
Since 1989, Japanese automakers have all endorsed, at least on paper, aagreement that limited their advertised horsepower to 276 on domestically produced vehicles. Their primary goal was to avoid a horsepower war!
Japanese engine designers however, will happily let you know that the country's manufacturers have been building cars with more than 276 horsepower. It's just that none of the automakers wanted to officially break the agreement. It's no secret that Mitsubishi Lancer Evos, Subaru Impreza WRXs, and Nissan 300ZX twin-turbos have been in violation of the agreement for years, but at least in Japan, they all claimed to have 276 horsepower. The false advertising was ignored for the sake of harmony.