#featurethis: One Man’s Mental Micra

Not long ago we received a message in the #FeatureThis inbox from Steve Thackwray who wanted to share his buddy’s K11 Nissan Micra with us. It’s not just any Micra mind you, but one of the craziest examples I’ve ever seen – not just in terms of its body work, but beneath the skin as well.

When Steve’s friend Gary Russell picked up the Micra, it was your typical run of the mill commuter car. Being a mechanic by trade, Gary wasted no time in transforming the Micra to fit with his own slightly twisted ideals.

One of the first things he did was hack up the entire rear half of the body, resulting in a one of a kind Mirca Pickup. This was just the beginning though, as he wanted to make sure the car had an equally crazy powerplant.

At one point an S12 Silvia came through Gary’s shop, so he decided to yank the CA18ET motor from the Silvia and throw it into the Micra. It wasn’t an easy job, but he eventually got the motor in and outfitted it with an upgraded turbocharger, among other performance goodies.

He also outfitted a set of custom-built carbon fiber fender flares which cover a mix-matched set of wide Longchamps and RS Watanabes.

If the interior looks like it was designed for competition, that would be because this thing is essentially a race car. Gary takes it to the track often where the little Micra gets some very funny looks as it runs right alongside pricey, high-powered machinery.

While there’s no arguing that this thing is pretty extreme, there’s been talk of Gary converting the Micra to rear wheel drive in the future. After all, that would be the only thing that could make his Micra more interesting.

For more, check out the feature over on the Minty Fresh Blog.

Thanks for sharing, guys!

If you have a cool car or build story that you think is worthy of being featured on Speedhunters, drop us a line at featurethis@dev.speedhunters.com . Please make sure to include your name and location, as well as some basic details and specs, along with at least 5-10 photographs. Photos should be no less than 800 pixels wide and in .JPG format. You can also get submit by using the #FeatureThis hashtag on Twitter and Instagram.

-Mike


Tags: , , , , ,


33 comments
Gary22b
Gary22b

Aww somebody have a comment deleted

Gary22b
Gary22b

I had the monster stickers first also had the micra badges done with the monster m instead of normal but there off now.

march12sr110ps
march12sr110ps

@talo_106 urlから何か漂ってくる、見てみる

Robo_No1
Robo_No1

Awesome build, but the monster stickers ruin it a bit for me. Every chav and their grandmother is rocking them these days unfortunately. When it's RWD it'll be amazing!

Hazp_123
Hazp_123

@StrangeDanish @hazp_123 LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL that is madness!!!

Rotary
Rotary

I love that side exit exhaust, this car looks like a ton of fun to drive! Great build

K's
K's

waaaaaaaah ( *  -* ).

 

Strangley........ i like it

MangoZerox
MangoZerox

I don't usually see a Kei car this great! :D

LavarBowers
LavarBowers

I'd get soooo much poon with this....no seriously. I would, 3 women behind me went AWWWwww when i pulled up this article. lemme borrow it man.

Fearedisx
Fearedisx

Cushions are for Pussies. Lol'd at that one.

Mr Tanuki
Mr Tanuki

such a badass build. very nice work man!

 

Hondafan
Hondafan

I kid you not, On the way home from school today, I saw an old K11, and thought, if I had one, what would I do to it, and.. then.. I see this.. and.. my idea looks like rubbish. thanks :(

 

I kid. I love this build. Great work, keep it up.

minto
minto

Thanks for the shout out guys.

 

Mint

thacko
thacko

HA awesome!

Glad you guys liked it Mike.

The carbon fenders were custom made in house at Minty.Fresh HQ. More details can be found on the blog.

Jochem
Jochem

This car with RWD is a rocket! Do they know how many horsepower it's got? And I like the writing on the seats, just genius!

omclarke
omclarke

Wait, ca18 turbo or NA? Cause I see a FMIC

SimonEdvall
SimonEdvall

You guys should check out the RWD bmw powered micra from sweden.

loui
loui

 @luvlsd and your worthless comment is a waste of space on this site

Steamtroller
Steamtroller

 @MangoZerox It was never a kei car to start with. Kei cars have 660cc engines. The March/Micra has at least 1000cc.

Gary22b
Gary22b

No chance tis mine hahahaha@LavarBowers

Gary22b
Gary22b

Thanks bud about to be more wild should be sporting 4-500bhp by summer I hope@Mr Tanuki

BradenWhite
BradenWhite

 @omclarke CA18ET that T being a big clue that it's turbo'd unless Mike was just stating what the motor was to start with.

omclarke
omclarke

@thacko @BradenWhite Ah yes, I'm an idiot hah sorry boys


OFFICIAL SPEEDHUNTERS SUPPLIERS