One of the best car shows to grace our screens was Pimp My Ride. The program showed us how you can convert a clunker into a machine that'll make you the envy of your friends. Since the show aired, numerous so-called customized-car pundits have tried to emulate the success that West Coast Customs produced. Some got it right, while others failed. The worst modified cars appeared from home garages of owners who didn't consult professionals on how to modify a vehicle.
Rocket Bunny kits have provided a solution to clueless car owners who want to make their vehicles look similar to the end product that West Coast Customs delivered. The kit provides the vehicle with more width, encourages bigger tire fitment, and makes it look like a performance vehicle. While the Rocket Bunny kit makes the vehicle look like a speed demon, it doesn't improve the performance of the vehicle. It provides an aesthetic enhancement for the exterior of a vehicle. The Rocket Bunny fits some vehicles while making others look worse. To find out which cars the Rocket Bunny kit fits, we gleaned pictures from race tracks, garages, the road, and exhibitions. We discovered ten cars that look like beasts when their owners fitted the kit and ten cars whose owners should be embarrassed to drive the vehicles on public roads.
20 Epic: Toyota Scion
Most of us know the Japanese manufacturer for producing some of the most reliable vehicles on the road. Although Toyota makes reliable and durable vehicles, many requested that it manufacture a sports car. Toyota Scion is the result of a petition from the public, and the car is a beauty.
With a base price of $26,000, the vehicle pumps out 200 horsepower and reaches 0 to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds.
The Scion isn't a performance vehicle but does look the part. When you add a kit to the vehicle, you'll make it look even better.
19 Epic: Mazda RX7
If you want a 2-door vehicle that has a twin-turbo engine that pumps out 255 horsepower and has a top speed of 156 mph, then you can get the Mazda RX7 for an average price of $15,000. The car isn't all about its aesthetics, as it can reach 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds. The fuel economy that you can expect from the RX7 is 25 mpg. RX7 fanatics who want the Japanese manufacturer's pinnacle offering should opt for an FD3S model, which is pictured. The aesthetics of the standard model makes the vehicle look fast, but the FD3S does a better job.
18 Epic: Honda CR-Z
It seems that Japanese car manufacturers know how to manufacture vehicles that look good with a Rocket Bunny kit.
The Honda CR-Z is a compact hybrid electric vehicle that the Japanese manufacturer marketed as a 'sports hybrid coupe.'
The car was in production from 2010 till 2016. Although the car looks like it can reach high speeds, it struggles to reach 0 to 60 mph in under 10 seconds. The car has a 1.5-liter engine, which pumps out 130 horsepower and takes 9.3 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standing position. Adding a Rocket Bunny kit will make everyone think that the CR-Z is fast.
17 Epic: Mazda MX-5
Car enthusiasts who want a car that looks good but doesn't deliver sports car performance can opt for the Mazda MX5. Although the vehicle looks great in the Rocket Bunny Kit, the MX5 takes 7.1 seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph. The MX-5 is a winner of 10 Best Awards but doesn't deliver performance, as its engine pumps out 157 horsepower. Although you don't get a lot of speed from the vehicle on a straight road, the MX-5 excels in corners and windy roads. To have endless fun, you can purchase a new Mx-5 for $30,000.
16 Epic: BMW M3 E92
Drivers who love BMWs should take a look at how the M3 E92 looks with a Rocket Bunny Kit. This 2-door coupé has a rear-wheel drive with a 4-liter V8 engine, which pumps out 414 horsepower.
Most BMW enthusiasts know the 3-series for the comfort and luxury but know the M3 for its performance.
The car has a top speed of 155 mph. The M3 can compete with some of the best sports cars in the world, as it does 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. The average asking price for the M3 is $10,000.
15 Epic: Volkswagen MK7
The MK7 is the seventh generation of the popular Volkswagen Golf. The German manufacturer launched the vehicle at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. During the car's introduction year, 2013, Volkswagen won an award for Car of the Year Japan Award, which was the first time that the committee awarded a European product. The car's engine pumps out 220 horsepower and takes 6 seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph. Although the car isn't known for its speed, it's reliable and provides great fuel consumption. In the city, the driver can expect to get 25 mpg and 33 mpg on the highway. The MK7 has a base price of $27,000.
14 Epic: Lexus RC F
Those who have deep pockets and want a car that drives as fast as it looks should shop for a Lexus RC F.
If you can spare $65,000 for a new vehicle, then you can get a Japanese vehicle that reaches 0 to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds and has a top speed of 171 mph.
The engine spurts out 467 horsepower, yet the fuel consumption in the city is 16 mpg and 25 mpg on the highway. Under the bonnet, you'll find a 5-liter V8 engine with an 8-speed automatic transmission and paddle shifters. To have the pimped-out version, you need to get the RC F VPS 310.
13 Epic: Nissan GTR
The GTR doesn't need any modification, as the standard model not only looks fast but delivers performance as well. The car reaches 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and spurts out a massive 565 horsepower to enable the vehicle to reach 195 mph. The GTR isn't cheap unless you consider $111,000 pocket change. In the city, you can expect to get 16 mpg, while you can get 22 mpg on the highway. Buyers who can afford top-of-the-range Nissan sports vehicles should opt for the GTR R35 model. The car looks amazing in red, and the spoiler is the cherry on the cake.
12 Epic: Acura NSX
The best aspect of the Acura NSX is that it's fuel efficient while providing performance. The car goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds and has a 3.5-liter V6 engine, which spurts out 573 horsepower. Standard on the vehicle are a 9-speed dual-clutch automatic and an all-wheel drive. The vehicle's exterior is a combination of a McLaren and a Lamborghini. To own this majestic vehicle, you'll have to part ways with $157,000. The K20 model is a monster on the road. The car looks amazing and can compete with cars such as the Supra and Hayabusas.
11 Epic: Nissan 240 SX
The 240 SX is a sports car that the Japanese manufacturer introduced to the market in 1988. The car replaced the 200 SX. Nissan fitted most of the vehicles with a 2.4-liter inline engine. The car lasted on the market for ten years until Nissan decided to pull the plug on the production. The car is a 2-door rear-wheel-drive roadster that can provide 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. The Rocket Bunny kit that suits the vehicle is a V2, also referred to as the 'Boss.' The average price of the vehicle is $20,000.
10 No Sense: Bosozoku
Some cars are best as an original model and shouldn't have a Rocket Bunny Kit. The Nissan 240SX looks good with the wide wheels, but the Bosozoku Supra looks ugly. The enlarged fenders and tires accentuate the vehicle's displeasing exterior. The standard model looks bad enough; it doesn't need any more help from a Rocket Bunny Kit. The front bumper looks terrible, and the green color makes the car stick out like a sore thumb. The best thing that the owner of this car can do for the vehicle is to restore it to the original look.
9 No Sense: Smart ForTwo
The Smart car ain't fooling anyone. We all know that it's a slow vehicle that has a 1.1-liter engine and pumps out a ridiculous 90 horsepower. Regardless of the work you do on the exterior, nobody will believe that this snail is a speed demon.
The Rocket Bunny Kit on this Smart ForTwo looks as if the car has a step by the door rather than a modification.
The rims look ugly and don't match the car's color. Maybe the owner had a good time modifying the vehicle, but the exercise was money badly spent.
8 No Sense: BMW M3 E36
The German manufacturer's answer for the sports market was the M-series. We featured the M3 E92 on the epic side of the list, as the vehicle looks stunning. While looking at the picture, you might be surprised to discover that the M3 E36 has a 3.2-liter engine that pumps out 321 horsepower and a top speed of 155 mph. Although the M3 E36 is a performance vehicle, the modification that the owner did to this vehicle makes it look like a joke. The bumper is too low, and the color of the body, as well as the rims, makes one squeamish.
7 No Sense: Mazda RX8
When you don't do a good job with fitting the Rocket Bunny Kit on the vehicle, you get an end product such as this Mazda RX8, which will make you embarrassed to drive the car.
The Mazda RX8 is a great vehicle that provides good performance, but the vehicle can look as if it belongs in a junkyard when you don't correctly fit the Rocket Bunny Kit.
The huge wheels look as if they're about to fall off, and the scrappy work devalues the car. The car belongs in the hands of professionals, not amateurs.
6 No Sense: VW Beetle
What happens when you fit a Rocket Bunny Kit on an egregious-looking vehicle? You get a product that looks like the ugliest VW Beetle made. The original shape of the Beetle is bulky and awkward. Fitting the Beetle with a Rocket Bunny Kit accentuates the bulkiness and the numerous curves of the vehicle. The car is big enough as a standard model and doesn't need to bulk up and look uglier. The back wheel is about to fall off, and the rims don't match the color or style of the vehicle.
5 No Sense: Daihatsu
The only person you could fool to believe that this Daihatsu can provide speed is Mr. Bean. The only car on the list slower than the Daihatsu is the SmartForTwo. This turtle takes about 12 seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph. What makes this one so bad is that the wheels aren't straight.
The Daihatsu is slow when it has straight wheels, nevermind when the wheels are bent.
A heavy driver will lower the car's suspension further, causing the bottom to scrape the road. This vehicle doesn't belong on the track and needs to go back to the garage or the junkyard.
4 No Sense: Audi R8
The R8 is one of the best sports cars on the market. The German manufacturer wanted to give Audi fanatics a car that could compete with the i8 and the Carrera. The car fosters a V10 engine that pumps out 532 horsepower and reaches 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. Considering the R8 is a performance vehicle, don't expect to get good fuel efficiency. The combined fuel consumption is 18 mpg. Although the car is priced at $180,000, when you fit a terrible Rocket Bunny Kit on the vehicle, you can make it look much cheaper. The owner of this R8 fitted a huge spoiler and oversized tires, making the vehicle look ugly.
3 No Sense: Fiat 500
Consumer Reports have featured the Fiat 500 on its Least Reliable List for several years. Not only is the vehicle unreliable, but the design is also horrible. When you fit an ugly Rocket Bunny Kit on the vehicle, the Fiat 500 looks worse. Priced at a ridiculous amount of $30,000, the Fiat 500 has an engine that pumps out 101 horsepower and takes almost 10 seconds to reach 60 from 0 mph. The car looks like something the police in North Korea would drive. Let's recap: the car is unreliable, ugly, and slow but costs $30,000. If you removed a zero from the $30,000, I might consider buying this vehicle.
2 No Sense: Nissan Cube
The worst thing you can do to a Nissan Cube is fit a Rocket Bunny Kit onto it. The standard model is one of the ugliest vehicles on the road. When you make the vehicle bulkier, it accentuates the ugly exterior. The Japanese manufacturer designed the vehicle as a family sedan, although some car-modification enthusiast decided to fit a Rocket Bunny Kit onto it to make it look worse. The car has a 1.5-liter engine, which pumps out 108 horsepower. Besides being slow, the car is overpriced. It retails for around $18,000. The exhausts, the oversized tires, and the brown paint make this vehicle a disaster.
1 No Sense: Unidentified Flying Object
Some vehicles look so bad after the owner fit them with a Rocket Bunny Kit that we struggle to identify what the original vehicles are. If you want a convertible that has several poles sticking out of the bonnet as well as an oversized front bumper, then you can buy this U.F.O. Don't expect too much performance from this vehicle, as the Rocket Bunny Kit slows down this car more. What you can expect are bypassers to gawk at the vehicle and laugh. We tried to mention the positive characteristics of the vehicle but struggled to find any.