While visiting 101 Motorsport I came across something that is quite unusual: this Suzuki Carry. Produced in Japan as a Kei truck, they rolled out of showrooms with an 82hp, 1.3 litre motor. This particular example however, has been completely revamped.
Work Equip 03s are popular wheels, but not on trucks like this. Owner Anthony opted for 15×8-inch -29 Equips for the rear, which required custom-made metal fenders.
The fronts are slightly narrower at 7-inches wide with a +2 offset. The body-kit package was custom fitted by Aero Image Garage.
Aero Image Garage have almost a decade of experience with body-kits, so they didn't have too much difficulty creating this kit for the Carry.
It even sports some carbon mirrors!
The interior of this little machine has received a full makeover. There's a Nardi Deep Corn steering wheel…
…A pair of Bride carbon kevlar seats…
…And matching sun visors.
A Haltech digital dash has taken the place of the standard cluster.
Near the footwell you'll find an S14 strut brace that has been modified to fit the Carry.
The Suzuki's now uses the brakes off a Ford Cortina. It also features a custom set of coilovers and a rear end from an R31 Skyline.
The engine runs a Suzuki GTI bottom end…
…A PWR radiator, surge tank, Bosch pump and a Haltech ECU.
Combined with a T25 turbo, the Carry currently produces over 250hp. Not bad for what was once an average Suzuki kei truck don't you think?
This thing was excited perfectly but for some reason I keep wishing it was a van...but I still LOVE it!
I see the exhaust side of the T25 has a heat blanket. Who sells that? The only heat blankets I could find through my local shop are for T3 and up turbochargers. I'm currently running a gt2871R and would really like to find one of these for it. I hope you can help!
Does the back space offer straps for support? I like the simplicity of the design. It's very straightforward enough on its purpose and aesthetic.
It is just fantastic how diverse car culture is in Japan. Nothing is ever crazy for them, You might even see a Kei car someday that is a twin-turbo V8 powered!
250HP and that light rear end must make that thing a whole lot of fun and a bit scary at times perhaps...