Last Call: Plated Edition

If your daily driver isn’t a sprint car, it’s not as cool as it could be. Conversely, if your sprint car isn’t road legal, it’s not as cool as it could be.
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18 responses to “Last Call: Plated Edition”

  1. mdharrell Avatar

    Huh. Maybe there’s hope for my Formula SAE car after all.

  2. Fred Avatar

    I thought it was a rule that your car had to have fenders? Answer it depends

    1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar

      Lots of states have what they call “fair weather” fender laws.
      And, from the looks of it, this was a while ago.

    2. Tank Avatar

      My dad has a 60’s built model t(ish) car. When he lived in my state he had to put on fenders to get it through inspection, but didn’t have any issues any other time of the year

  3. Batshitbox Avatar

    Pretty sure that’s a 911, dude.

  4. 0A5599 Avatar

    At this point in history, I think the streetable K-car one lane over is more noteworthy than a streetable sprint car.
    By the way, I was looking for a Chevy Sprint to punctuate my post, and this was the first result on Google.

    1. Zentropy Avatar

      My first thought was “Why would anyone do all that work on a Chevy Sprint??”. But then I thought that was somewhat hypocritical, considering I almost dropped a 401 V8 into an AMC Pacer, back in the 90s. It’s that sleeper thing.

  5. srx6 Avatar

    with that cage do you need a body

    1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar

      Well, crumple zones are nice. A proper cage by itself doesn’t absorb and dissipate much energy through deformation, so they tend to decelerate unsurvivably quickly.

      1. srx6 Avatar

        Aluminium rigid airbags. Cool. Wish I thought of it first.

    1. Zentropy Avatar

      Cute… but what is it?? Looks somewhat Suzuki-ish.

      1. crank_case Avatar

        Guessed right with Suzuki, it’s a Suzuki Cappucino, which is a kei sportscar. 660cc three cylinder turbo, absolutely hilarious everywhere.

        1. Zentropy Avatar

          It’s like a Miata’s little brother! And RWD! Looks like it’d be a ton of fun.

          1. crank_case Avatar

            Funnily enough, NA Eunos Roadster (Miata) is making way for this, I’ll be selling that. Best summary I’ve heard of these is they make a miata feel like how a miata makes other cars feel. Here’s a photo comparing one with my old NB.

    2. smalleyxb122 Avatar

      I’ve read that the Cappuccino is the most “livable” of the A,B,C Keis. I’ve also read that Suzuki took the power reading from the wheels to meet kei regulations, instead of the crank, so it is significantly more sprightly than the AZ-1 or the Beat.
      Enjoy your new toy!

    3. Rover 1 Avatar
      Rover 1

      There’s one of those running round Auckland, New Zealand with the registration plate’ DECAF’. I got talking to the owner and he took me for a drive. Man! they are tiny!

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