If you’ve ever seen a kei truck in person, you are probably like me in one sense: you looked at it and wondered how fast it truly is. These tiny trucks are a staple in Japan where they fit into the keijidōsha (light vehicle) class, which is beneficial for tax reasons…the four taxes for a Japanese vehicle include an automobile weight tax and annual road tax, which is based purely on engine size. In the States, you will probably see one of these tiny cab-overs on a college campus or maybe on a farm in the Southwest, but for the most part they aren’t common.
The Hoonigans are building this Suzuki Carry for a drift team to use as their pit vehicle and among the details of the build, the biggest one involves the powerplant. The tiny little engine has been removed and in it’s place will be a rotary mill, which should be very entertaining in this small trucklet. Check out the progress on cramming a 13B where it was never supposed to go!