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NATS GT-K: Horrifying Kei Car Nissan GT-R

By Deeq on 21 Mar 2015 in Other blogs

Attached Image Okay, while that RB26-powered 2000GT replica was one stunningly presented machine, here's a glimpse at the opposite end of the scale.
A product of the Nihon Automotive Technical School (NATS), this R35 GT-R bodied Suzuki Cappuccino was exhibited at this year's Tokyo Auto Salon and proves that the term "bespoke" isn't always a good thing.
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The bodywork is completely custom, but no matter how much fibreglass NATS threw at the 'GT-K', nothing could stop the final result from looking so... rubbish. The GT-R's stongly scultpted lines and muscular styling don't lend themselves quite so well to such a small platform, and NATS's slab-sided take on a pint-sized R35 is - plainly and simply - pretty damn ugly.
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Boasting the same 657cc three-pot as the standard Cappuccino, it's probably rather slow as well. A bigger turbo and an upgraded intercooler have been applied, but we doubt such tuning is enough to compensate for the kilos of fibreglass that've been heaped upon this poor lil' Suzuki.
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In its current state, the NATS GT-K may be the personal transport of Shiva, but it started out as a lowly Suzuki Cappuccino, and maintains the huge 0.657 liter inline-three, though it gets upgraded with a bigger turbo and an intercooler, bigger brakes, and coilovers. We're pretty certain the NATS GT-K will still be appallingly slow despite the tuning, but that body work will make you want to shoot yourself in the head.
Really, the NATS GT-K is the worst thing we've ever seen offered as a serious product. Now excuse us while we lay down until the nausea passes.

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Written by Deeq
With intense love for cars and bikes since little, and passion for photography, Siddiq tries hard to bring cars to life on the screen, proving his worth as well as his passion for the job.

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Turboflat4 Mar 21 2015 09:16 PM

Kei car? More like Ghey car. :D

Beehive3783 Mar 21 2015 11:59 PM

The problem is they used the actual lights from the GTR, which doesn't match the size of the car at all. So the bodywork ends up looking like shit because it has to be in proportion with the lights.

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