The Compact Performance market seems to be evolving at breakneck speeds. We have cataloged its progression over the past few years, but wanted to take a slightly new approach to presenting information this time around. This report covers the standard breakdown of the segment but adds a supplemental introduction to a side of Japanese tuning most people have barely, if never, been exposed to. Some of these concepts may or may not materialize outside of Japan, but they have begun to surface in magazines, forums and at events with potential to influence the market. Since 1998 the Compact Performance market has continued to expand. In 2006, the niche reached $5.96 Billion at the retail level, increasing 18.18% over the previous year.