As an on-the-go parent, one must have a vehicle that provides flexibility, performance and value. But what happens when the little league playoffs fall on the same weekend as the D1 GP? The tuners at Kids Heart of Japan have a solution for you. This one-off GT-R wagon is sure to turn a few heads (and possibly some stomachs) at the car pool. I know what you’re thinking. Is it a GT-R turned wagon or a wagon turned GT-R? Some things are best left after the jump.
If you answered the latter, congratulations. You’re correct and not an idiot. Kids Heart started with a Nissan M35 Stagea high-performance wagon. Think of it as a Subaru Legacy wagon competitor with awful Volvo-esque tail lights (sorry, SD). Based on the V35 platform, it’s more like an Infiniti G37 if anything. The toughest part was the bodywork. Kids Heart custom fabricated almost every remaining panel to fit the wider GT-R front end. Topping it off is a set of 20-inch Works wheels to give it the appropriate drifter look.
Pop the hood and you’ll get yanked out of your daydream at the sight of a 3.6L V6 producing 268 horsepower. Don’t forget, underneath it all lies a M35 Stagea 350RX with a VQ35DE engine. At least they went with the rear-wheel drive version. But Kids Heart founder Tezuka Tsuyoshi is well respected in the drifting world, so you can expect them to deliver on the promise to drop in a RB26DETT from the legendary R34 GT-R.
Want one? Well, the donor Stagea is going to set you back a reasonable $19,000 (in Japan) and the bodywork will add another $10,000. Not a bad deal, but what makes a GT-R is the drivetrain. And since the Stagea is compatible with engine swaps and capable of all-wheel drive, a full-on conversion may still come in under the price of the real deal. Now all that’s left is to try and fit GROCERYGTR onto a license plate.