Hilarious: Nissan Leaf smokes a Nissan 180SX!

October 12, 2015 in hilarious

I have no idea how realistic this new Nissan Leaf commercial is, but I suspect in real life the Leaf would never beat a highly tuned Nissan 180SX RPS13 with a UR-Style body kit on the drag strip:
Nissan leaf vs Nissan 180SX
Acceleration of the earlier Leafs is rated on 0-100km/h (0-60mph) at 9.9 seconds and the 180SX officially did 7.5 seconds with the CA18DET. The SR20DET probably did better than that and various sources mention around 6.8 seconds. Since Nissan does not mention licensing the insane mode from Tesla I suspect this commercial is highly exaggerated.

See the results yourselves:

So what could have made the Leaf win here then? Well there are a couple of viable options:

  1. The 2016 Nissan Leaf will get Ludicrous mode
  2. The driver of the Nissan 180SX flunked his run
  3. The 180SX is a 20 year old car now and never had its turbo serviced
  4. The surface of the drag strip was wet and the 180SX features no traction control
  5. Nissan fakes the Leaf winning

Now you decide which one it is. 😉

Direct link to video: 2015 ニッサン新型リーフ予告CM(AZE0)NISSAN LEAF

Hilarious: Birdman’s Suzuki Fronte SSS

May 11, 2014 in hilarious

As a child I loved the Birdman and the Galaxy Trio cartoons by Hanna Barbara. Birdman is capable of flying and shooting solar beams out of his fists. So when I spotted this cover of a 1971 Suzuki Fronte SSS brochure I really wondered why Birdman needed a car anyway?
Hilarious: Birdman's Suzuki Fronte
Or could it be that the Suzuki Fronte SSS is actually faster than Birdman?

Found at: Minkara

Hilarious: Super Duper Toyota Crowns!

October 1, 2013 in hilarious

While browsing the interwebs I do encounter a lot of different websites and some of them are more interesting than others. Some others are less interesting but do feature hidden gems in not that interesting things. Take for instance this Toyota Crown S120 brochure which features this model/type overview in one of the last pages:
Toyota Crown MS120/GS120 brochure
What strikes me is that about every model of the Toyota Crown is super: Sedan Super Deluxe, Sedan Super Saloon, Sedan Super Saloon Extra, Station Wagon Super Saloon, Hardtop Super Edition, Hardtop Super Saloon and the cherry on top is the Hardtop Super Saloon Extra! How much more super can it get? 😉

Some time ago Daniel O’Grady from Wasabi Cars posted a video about a neglected private car-collection where he mentioned that every car in Japan features a super deluxe somewhere: Read the rest of this entry →

Hilarious: Subaru RWB360

May 25, 2012 in hilarious

Could this heavily modified Subaru 360 have been the inspiration for Nakai-san back in the late 80s?
Subaru RWB360?
Or was it the other way around?

This 360 has been modified with the same ingredients as Nakai-san modifies his Porsches. See for yourself in this video: Read the rest of this entry →

Hilarious: AE86 surrounded by R30s

February 4, 2012 in hilarious

Now this is obviously not the best spot to show off your kouki Corolla Levin AE86 at the JCCA New Year Meeting 2012:
kouki Levin AE86 surrounded by R30s
Completely surrounded by seven Skyline R30s!

Found at Minkara

Hilarious: Bassie en Adriaan movie trailer

November 28, 2011 in hilarious

In yesterdays post I touched the subject Bassie en Adriaan already a bit and while searching through all intros to find the correct Prelude (in which I failed) I stumbled upon this alternative movie trailer for the Bassie en Adriaan en de verdwenen kroon (Bassie and Adriaan and the disappeared crown) which is brilliantly done!

No it is not a Toyota Crown that disappears, but actually a genuine crown. 😉
In this trailer you will see the bad guys drive a Lancia Thema, the Dutch police pull a Volvo 340 sideways (yes, they really drove them in the 80s!) and see Adriaan do a batman like U-turn in the Honda Prelude!

Direct link to the video: Bassie & Adriaan movie trailer