The first-generation March (K10) debuted at the 1981 Tokyo Motor Show. Its name was chosen from among thousands of entries submitted by the general public, and it was launched in October 1982. This particular vehicle was a rental machine built by NISMO for the "March Little Dynamite Cup Race", an event first held in 1987. The engine is fitted with both a turbo and supercharger. A super-turbo version with the same specifications was launched in January 1989.