Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? Then the Roadkill boys ought to be very, very flattered by “WHY NOT”, a Jaguar XJ6 that completely and utterly apes their Draguar. The recipe is the same: small-block Chevrolet (here, a 383), blower, liberal application of the long pedal on the right, enough vaporized rubber for a lifetime. The differences are difficult to spot, but we will try. For one, WHY NOT is cleaner, sporting white paint that would be supermodel-in-lingerie friendly if it weren’t for the bug catcher sticking out of the bonnet, and the factory Jag front wheels are a nice touch.
On the car’s debut at the Burnout King show at Perth Motorplex, it came out swinging for the fences and looks damn good, making enough noise and fog to hold it’s own music video…if you could find a hair-metal band good enough to back it. Unfortunately, this is where WHY NOT again bites the Draguar’s style, when halfway through what is supposed to be an epic performance, the engine decides enough is enough and cuts bait.
British comfort, American V8 power, Australian lunacy. Bravo!