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Nissan 400Z "ProtoZoku" Has a Tangled Exhaust and Giant Front Splitter

The Nissan Z Proto concept has generated more hype than the FT-1, which automatically means the 400Z is going to be more interesting than the Supra. And we can't wait to see what crazy tuning projects are created as a result, especially in Japan.
Nissan 400Z "ProtoZoku" Has a Tangled Exhaust and Giant Front Splitter 14 photos
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The homeland of the Z has a particular tuning style called Bosozoku, which traces its roots to Kamikaze pilots coming home after WW2. Just like their hot-rodding American counterparts, these youngsters needed a new buzz and created strange motorcycles which they cruised in packs, often blocking traffic and stirring up quiet neighborhoods.

The Japanese media dubbed them Bosozoku, which means violent running tribe, but the more we think about it, the more this behavior sounds like your average Dodge Hellcat meet. Nowadays, the style is seen as more of an anti-statement or an eccentric slice of automotive culture. It's enjoying resurgence, and we've even seen some shops in America working on such projects, though it's still pretty rare stuff.

We find that the custom car world does need a good anti-statement. Tired of $10,000 exhausts and $40,000 body kits? Just replace the mufflers with some 4-inch pipes and make your own spoilers from foam and plywood. It's like giving the middle finger to every influencer putting the same widebody kit on his Lamborghini Huracan.

This particular Bosozoku 400Z (rendering) does look like it's gang-affiliated yet is more refined. The massive front splitter follows the lines of the car and the fender flares could work on any Nissan drift car build. However, the rear goes a little crazy with custom taillights and an exhaust that looks like a tangled mess. We've seen that kind of mess on Beetle Buggies, but those cars are rear-engined. What do you think of the Z ProtoZoku and its retro gold wheels?



 
 
 
 
 

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