If there’s one thing the Japanese love, it’s superdeformation. Do not be alarmed. That simply means the superdeformee’s features are exaggerated to give it a cartoonish, caricatured look. Everything from animals to anime characters get the treatment, and even inanimate objects can’t escape the process, with several whole toy car lines dedicated to it, like Maruka’s Drive Town and Takara’s Choro-Q, the latter of which you may remember as Penny Racers here in the States.
There’s just something indescribably cute about these cars, so please excuse us while we shout “Kawaiiiiii!” like a 12-year-old Japanese girl at Sanrio Puroland. Now, for your viewing pleasure, here are some 3D rendered versions, which, if not for their distorted proportions, would look entirely real. In fact, art66 has a whole gallery of these, along with other vehicular works of art in the form of shadowboxes, 2D illustrations, and that other Japanese favorite, papercraft. Check them out, adore them, and maybe create some lolcars. Kthxbai.