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2017 Nissan GT-R and smart fortwo Make for an Extreme Mashup

The smart fortwo and the Nissan GT-R have nothing in common, but this didn't stop the Internet from coming up with yet another one of those insane mashups that can't be explained, this time involving David and Goliath Godzilla here.
2017 Nissan GT-R and smart fortwo mashup 1 photo
We're referring to the image above, which comes from digital artist Rain Prisk and gives us a fortwo that has put on a GT-R face. Since Nissan has recently showcased the 2017 GT-R and the Japanese supercar's front fascia seems to have received positive reviews, the pixel master used this setup for the face of the diminutive vehicle.

We have to admit that the result of the 1 and 0 work we see here doesn't look half bad. However, since a nose job alone would have probably delivered an oddity in terms of proportions, the artist also gifted the smart with other visual mods.

Door mirrors aside, our attention is grabbed by the fat wheel arches. Their minimalist appearance resembles the kind of work we've seen on Rocket Bunny kits. Coming from JDM land, the bodykits have gained more and more popularity over the last few years. While we have yet to see one being fitted to a smart, we wouldn't be surprised to come across such a development one day.

This rendering goes even farther north of crazy when we factor in the fact that the smart is one of the few rear-engined cars you can find in a showroom nowadays. Don't get to 911-like drifting thoughts, though.

As in the case of the second-generation Renault Twingo, whose platform is shared with the smart, you can't beat the electronics in your quest to slide the little thing. People have turned to removing the ABS fuse, which should also put the ESP to sleep, but the engineers who built the car have ensured not even this move sends the nannies away. With such a tall car (we're talking proportions here), perhaps they were right to do so.

 
 
 
 
 

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