Gran Turismo, then rated as the best driving simulator around, featured the ZZ - which was Japan's answer to the Lotus Elise, if you like - among the cars players could buy and tune.
In fact, the ZZ was so much Japan's answer to the Elise that Tommy Kaira - an established Japanese tuning firm that wanted to branch out into making its own sports car - had the car built in Norfolk, then exported to Japan.
Tragically, it sold in far greater virtual numbers on PlayStations than it ever did in real life. Which is a shame. Because there's a lot to like about this little roadster.
Reviews at the time said the ZZ was fairly twitchy at the limit, and although the ZZ sold throughout the 1990s, and it's reckoned 200 were made, eventually demand dried up. The Elise went into production in 1996, which probably did it - like other niche sporty roadsters - no favours, so the ZZ went out of production in 2000.
But back to this ZZ. This car's a fairly late one - 1998 - and comes with the detachable roof. It doesn't appear to be registered, but it is right hand drive, and if you want it to be road-registered in the UK that should be possible. You'll have to go through Individual Vehicle Approval, but hey, there's only a 65 page document to digest before you've even started.
That might sound like a hassle, especially given the €38,500 (£34,070) asking price for this low-mileage ZZ. So the chances are you'll probably look at all of that, and then buy a Lotus Elise anyway, just like you might have done when the pair were new. But just in case you don't, this is a rare chance to buy a little piece of electronics age history.
TOMMY KAIRA ZZ
Engine: 1,998cc, straight-four
Transmission: five-speed manual, rear-wheel drive
Power (hp): 183@6,900rpm
Torque (lb ft): 142@4,900rpm
Recorded mileage: 5,998km
Year registered: 1998
Price new: N/A
Price now: 38,500 euros
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