Monday, 18 February 2013

Bōsō-race 910 Bluebird

Whatever your feelings on the extreme nature of the bōsōzoku aesthetic, you can't deny that this 910-generation Nissan Bluebird is really rather striking.
Personally, I think it's a masterpiece. The angularity of the bodykit, a caricature of period JGTC racers, complements the eighties set-square design perfectly, while the paintwork and graphics are millimetre-perfect and superbly judged. Indeed, Bluebird silhouette racers did used to compete in this livery - what we're seeing here is effectively an old-school Bluebird racer shape with the spoilers and arches exaggerated slightly; bōsō-race, if you will.
It's like the sort of racing car you'd draw when you were five. It's magnificent.

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