We’ve all looked and smiled at pro street Nash Metropolitans or Geo Metros, etc but here in the USA those things are basically fairgrounds queens that look and sound all pissed at idle and then pretty much that’s the end of the show. In Australia they take these little soul sucking vacuums of hate and stuff them full of blown V8 power, power the right axle, put some sacrificial tires on them and go until the engine quits, the tires explode, or they run out of gas. That’s a far more productive of the nearly upside down power to weight ratio that these cars have, right? We figured you would approve. Now the fact that the thing is called a Charade in the first place seems pretty hilarious. Remember the Ford Aspire and al the jokes around that thing? Can you imagine the lines that our pals in Oz have for the Charade? Minute the LS motor, huge huffer and guy driving like he’s running from an invading army it would be the epitome of bad.
We wish we could see how the engine was mounted in this car. It has to be up on some pretty tall stand style motor mounts to get the proper “elevation” that we see here. The LS isn’t the tallest engine in the world so to see the hat on this thing at roof level means that everything is way, way UP. The look is perfect because the last thing we’d want out of something like this is subtlety. Our Aussie pals would have to chime in to clarify on this point but is this car road legal? It has a license plate, unless it is a novelty plate or whatever. We know the laws are pretty strict but maybe there are some loop holes you can drive a Daihatsu Charade through? Watch this little bastard murder tires, spin donuts, and do everything a Nash Metro with a blown hemi in it should be doing!