Today, Korean cars are seasoned to taste like that of the Japanese. Imitation, after all, is the sincerest form of flattery. However during the infancy of Japanese automotive exportation, Rising Sun manufacturers used to borrow strong cues from the then-dominant European OEs. Take for instance, the 510. Strongly resembling the BMW, it came packed with a fuel-efficient 96 hp 4-cylinder, independent suspension, and front disc brakes, helping Nissan establish a foothold in the American market.