Race cars. Purposeful, raw, historic. We recently learned that Subaru WRC rally cars were going to be restored for anyone lucky enough to own one. They seem like a thrill to drive. That would be a completely logical pick from the cars that exist. Sadly, many others have been destroyed or lost to history. But let’s say you have a time machine and can go back to pluck any competition machine from Japan’s history and bring it back to your garage.
If you could own a Japanese race car from any era, what would it be?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What’s your ultimate SUV restomod project?”
Y’all had a great number of cool ideas for this money-no-object QotW. Not surprisingly, many chose Land Cruisers as the canvas for their ultimate SUV build: teddy‘s 1UZ-powered Lexus LX450, Alan‘s Century-swapped J100 Land Cruiser, cesariojpn‘s bulletproof FJ40 with J200 drivetrain.
Others thought of clever intra-marque swaps, like Ant‘s HR-V Type R, Tom A‘s Hayabusa-engined Jimny, or Angelo‘s Delica-skinned Pajero Evolution. エーイダン‘s Evo X in Mitsubishi Jeep clothing. We even liked The101‘s RB26DETT Isuzu Amigo, because Isuzu Amigos are just awesome.
However, there can be only one winner, and this week it went to Sebastian Motsch‘s BRE-inspired Nissan Pathfinder Turbo. We don’t often find someone who is dedicated enough to illustrate a beautiful Photoshop version of their car, but Sebastian did just that — and it looks great, using the livery to accentuate the Pathfinder’s unique lines.
The Acura conversion is a very nice example for out-of-the-box thinking. It inspired me and therefore I created my own vision of a resto-modded Japanese classic 4×4: a WD21 Nissan Pathfinder / Terrano. You can read about my thoughts and look at the picture here: http://www.sebastianmotsch.com/nissan-pathfinder-terrano-turbo/