Just the other day we showed you another one of those cool home (or famous YouTube workshop) builds that sees a popular sports car being converted to a lifted version to be able to do silly things on gravel roads and to be driven in places that the regular version isn’t really suited to. This comes off the back of some of the world’s top sportscar makers doing the same thing with some special projects that garnered so much interest that they became actual series production cars. Porsche was the automaker that really kicked this new trend off with its 911 Dakar. It’s essentially the same as a normal road-going 911 but has seen all the necessary changes to make it work off the beaten path. It’s lifted, has a completely different suspension geometry, features underbody protection and a bunch of associated changes to make it fun and fast. While the Porsche 911 Dakar was released in the middle of 2023, the original version was first seen way back in 1984 when a 911 was outfitted to be able to compete in the then Paris-Dakar race. Not to be outdone, Lamborghini jumped on board and also released one of their iconic supercars in the same kind of spec. They called their entrant into this “new” segment the Huracán Sterrato. The car is every bit as amazing as a regular Huracán, but it too was lifted, protected and tuned to be the most fun you can have in a Lamborghini with your clothes on. Having a high-revving normally aspirated V10 that you can use to kick up sand rooster tails without causing any damage to the car is just next-level awesome. On the aftermarket side, one of the newly unveiled projects in this vein came from YouTuber Adam LZ who has equipped one of Nissan’s most popular GT-Rs with all the right bits to play in a setting they don’t usually play in.
Take a look at the YouTube video from Adam LZ's awesome compound where he plays with the coolest JDM toys that keep over 3,500,000 subscribers entertained. In this one, he tests his awesome R32 GT-R Safari project car's capabilities with an impressive jump, some AWD drifting and a few updates to the car in the workshop. This is the 2nd jumping attempt, and a much better one too with some Jordan-like hang time: Safari GTR - AWD Drifting + Jump Redemption | Adam LZ
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