Anyway, not everyone sees the bulky and slow minivan as a target practice for bullying. Instead, over the years, some folks have treated them to a welcomed change – and turned them into bonkers creations. For example, back during the 1990s, Renault showcased an Espace F1 prototype, and more recently, Ford used its Transit SuperVan electric demonstrator to hit the Pikes Peak International Climb! But that's all in the real world. Most likely, these two would be easily scared away by what hides in the imaginative realm of digital car content creators. Over there, movie franchises are being torn apart and reimagined as integral parts of the parallel universes of automotive CGI, for example.
As a reminder, not long ago, Abimelec Arellano, a virtual artist better known as abimelecdesign on social media, entered into another friendly digital collaboration with a major firm – SpeedKore. Together with the carbon fiber restomod specialist, the pixel master imagined a lot of old-school Mopar projects, from 1970 Plymouth 'Barra'Cuda' muscle cars to Dodge Demon 'Krampus' coupes.
But more recently, Arellano and SpeedKore switched focus to a modern Chrysler Pacifica 'Baba Yaga' that got clad in virtual carbon fiber and featured a 1,514-horsepower Demon-based V8 swap. Its nickname was a clear nod to both MPV jokes and the recent John Wick movie franchise starring Keanu Reeves. However, the latest collaboration from their 'What If' series is basically a mix of old and new – classic vehicles in fresh clothes.
And it's also a continuation of the Keanu Reeves pun as they nicknamed their virtual 1984 Dodge Caravan that's 'oh-so humble' yet feisty (just like the actor, well known for his mild manner outside of the silver screen and his action flicks from the cinemas) as John Wick. They are also trying to breathe new life into the #VanLife social media trend, using their "humble 1984 Dodge Caravan with some minor upgrades" as a reference.
According to the team, the highlights include the SpeedKore aerospace-grade carbon fiber. This bonkers aerodynamic widebody kit, along with the "turbofan-style" aftermarket wheels, pay their respect to IMSA's GTO class. There are also a few details quite worthy of mentioning – such as the center fin or the floating spoiler, both inspired by the current flock of Le Mans hypercars, for example.
Meanwhile, there's also enough hypothetical power under the hood to warrant the crazy looks – and classic yet virtual "tire roasting antics" are ensured via a mid-mounted (!) Dodge R5P7 NASCAR mill hooked to a six-speed sequential transmission. Now, if we find a derelict 1984 Dodge Caravan and donate it, can we convince anyone to finance this mind-boggling transformation?