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A mini Miura tribute car is almost more fascinating than the real thing

Jeff Glucker August 8, 2018 Cars You Should Know 3 Comments

This isn’t the car that inspired the Circuit Wolf manga. This isn’t the one-off Lamborghini Miura built by a mad man in Germany and then transported to Japan. This isn’t . What it is, however, is something that you just might find to be a bit more interesting. This is a Suzuki Cara modified as a tribute machine paying homage to that amazing Miura.

Ken Saito, Jalopnik’s resident Car Nerd in Japan, got an up close look at this wonderful little machine. The Suzuki Cara, which is basically a badge-engineered Mazda Autozam AZ-1, is a gullwinged kei car that’s special in its own right. But this one has been transformed into something downright magical.

The owner clearly has lots of love for the special Lamborghini Miura Jota SVR. So much so, that he’s turned his Cara into a proper tribute machine. The color scheme matches, as does the spoiler on the roof. Inside, you’ll find Lamborghini belts and a steering wheel. Head back outside and check out the Bertone badges on the b-pillar. The details are excellent and everywhere.

. Ken has a number of fantastic photos, so you can examine the Cara from all angles.

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  • P161911

    Looks like the Penny Racer version.

  • Zentropy

    Monumental craftsmanship. Huge props to the owner/builder.

    The only changes I would make if it were mine would be larger wheels/tires (the ones equipped don’t quite fill the wheel wells), a change from gold to silver, and badge deletion. I don’t like clone/tribute cars to advertise something they’re not.

  • outback_ute

    Should have started with an MX5…