The good thing about customizing a car is that you can build what you want, based on your own tastes. Take Pro Touring cars, for example: purists would cry “blasphemy” at modernizing a classic muscle car, while most of us would think, “cool, I wonder how it handles”. There are a lot of trends I just don’t get, but atop the list is huge rims and ridiculous lifts on cars. Why would you want to make something look like a kid’s toy and handle like a UPS delivery truck?
JVD Customworks, the shop that built this car, clearly went through a lot of effort. From the description, it sounds like they put an Eclipse body on a custom built ladder frame, then fabricated a 4wd system. The current Nissan motor will be replaced by a built LS1, which should probably make the car almost as fast as when it left the factory, but with far worse handling. Unsprung weight is your enemy, and it takes a lot of horsepower to overcome the weight and size of 26” wheels. As for me, I’ll pass, but I’d love to hear what you think. Win or fail?