In Japan, there is a very long time the class of Kei-cars, which today may be a maximum of 3,39 m long and 1,48m wide., In addition, these cars have a maximum power of officially 64 PS and a displacement of 660 ccm. Their top speed is also officially limited to 140 kilometers per hour electronically. These mini-cars are particularly popular because, unlike large cars, you do not have to show a parking space at the registration office, and you also save taxes. Therefore, these so-called kei cars also often have luxury features such as LED headlights, leather trim and various driver assistance systems, which are otherwise known only by larger cars.
Tuning is also popular at Kei-Car
Of course, the JDM tuning scene has fallen in love with the small, cute cars, which know no bounds in terms of body shapes, and equips the little things visually and technically powerful. A very popular tuning form, especially with Kei Car Roadstar and their coupe counterparts like Honda beat, Daihatsu Copen, Honda S660, Mazda AZ-1 or Suzuki cappuccino is the "sheep in wolf-fur" -tuning, which creates miniature editions of real supercars such as a Nissan GTR or a Ferrari Testarossa by certain front and rear attachments such as lights, bumper and bonnet.
Importing a Kei-car is really expensive
However, the JDM style is also very popular, with gaudy paints and foils, fat rear wings and side skirts. In addition to the usual JDM Style also has the VIP Style with the lowered landing gear and the large chrome rims already in the kei-car scene held entry.
Benefits of kei-car tuning:
- Easy chip tuning possible, as many kei cars have turbo-charged engines.
- There are almost endless tuning options for these mini cars.
- Good acceleration values and a low power-to-weight ratio are easy to achieve.
Disadvantages of kei-car tuning:
- In Germany there are hardly any tuning parts for these cars.
- Even importing a kei car into Germany is quite expensive.
- VIP rims are often not available in kei car size.
If you have tasted blood and want to know more about these cute little Japanese carriages, then you should check the net and find out your favorite kei-car favorite.
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