We’ve seen our fair share of nail-bitingly low rides here at Top Gear Philippines. This stanced-out Subaru BRZ in Hawaii, though, might be the most extreme we’ve come across yet.
Inspired by the Bosozoku automotive subculture in Japan, Aquilla’s modifications mean this treads the fine line between a neat motorized novelty and something that’s borderline undrivable. How extreme is this thing? According to its owner, he now has to avoid making u-turns because of its stance.
“I took my car to this extreme because I want to stand out, I want to be unique. I can only turn my steering wheel about 180 degrees max, so I try to avoid all u-turns as much as possible,” Aquilla says, adding this vehicle has changed the way he drives.
And of course, being forced to drive in a mostly straight line is just on top of having to deal with the drawbacks that come with riding just an inch off the ground.
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“What it’s like to drive this car is pretty crazy. Obviously, a really bumpy ride because the suspension has to be really stiff because of how close the wheels and tires are to the frame and fenders and the car.”
Under the hood is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder capable of over 200hp. Those horses are pretty much for naught because of the stance, though, and its top speed is supposedly a modest 105kph.
According to Aquilla, this build took over 1,000 hours—which is, of course, time well spent as long as you’re satisfied with the outcome. He also says he loves his ride regardless of the comments he receives about it. How long do you think you could drive this thing before all the scraping noises drive you over the edge?