KP61 Starlet

KP61’s are a confused little car for all the right reasons. When you first lay eyes on the late 70’s/early 80’s boxy hatchback styling, you instantly assume they’re powered by the front wheels like other cars of similar appearance. But in something that can only be described as a miracle, the old school players at Toyota decided to wait until the next generation to switch to the efficient FWD format, which allowed the 60-Series Starlets to remain RWD.

Rear wheel drive hatchback? Yes please! This Irish example comes from the Driftworks forums, and has been tastefully modified and kept true to its Japanese heritage.

Full build thread


~ by anth on April 7, 2009.

3 Responses to “KP61 Starlet”

  1. what kind of front spoiler / front lip is that?
    do u think it would fit the earlier non bugeye?

  2. not sure mate? might be worth going to the build thread on driftworks and asking the owner 🙂

  3. what front lip is on your kp?

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