I didn’t even realize the Volt was in the picture until I was uploading it to this post…
The Corvette is revolting on those silly wheels Chevrolet made it handle ok on the originals and this owner has sent it backwards in time to the Conestoga wagon days Jacking it up in the air must do wonders for the cornering ability
And acceleration….the Volt is winning the drag race.
Actually, the ‘Vette was really moving out and about the pass the Volt (super tall gearing!). The turning radius must be horrible, though.
Also a lot of extra rotating mass to brake, with a much reduced braking effect from the new larger radius. I don’t think you’d stay on the road too long if you tried that over here, also wouldn’t insurance companies have an issue paying on claims if the car is modified like this?
I love that someone would do this. Looks hilarious and a fun change from all the box and bubble Chevrolets. Would I sacrifice a C4 and many dollars to do it? No.
It’d be even funnier on the Volt… wonder if that’s even possible with regenerative braking and all that jazz.
I never thought I see the day where I thought a Volt (which I like, and am considering one for my next car) could be better looking than any Corvette.
Thank you, tasteless a**hole, for making it possible.
I test drove a 2013 Volt yesterday. Impressive. I’m trying to get my wife to lease one when the lease on her Forester runs out.
If you lease a Volt, the gumment’s $7500 incentive becomes part of the lease, not a credit on what you owe to the IRS, or something like that.
Eerily quiet, but quite a kick in the ass when you stomp the loud (quiet?) pedal.
My DINK, eastern liberal, yuppie, politically and environmentally correct, MD sister almost traded her Mercedes C-class in on one. Which had me shocked, as she and hubby live amongst those to whom it is just not cool to be driving an American brand car. In the end, the additional luxury of another C-class won out.
Just the same, she was VERY impressed with the car. Grumped about a couple of features that were more in the $20k class than the $40k it costs.
With GM’s recent price drop, and gumment incentives, the cost can get down to the high $20s. But yeah, the hard plastic treatments on the center stack and the front door side panels is rather off-putting. I could learn to live with these drawbacks, but never fall in love with them.
I guess “they” ran out of Caprices to destroy and are moving on… Idiocy & bad taste have no limits. Nice color! NOT.
Ugh. When will the “donking” stop?
I thought the Sprewells (spinners) were bad enough.
At least that fad has largely faded…
I can’ tell you how many otherwise fine cars are ruined with this crap…
It hasn’t faded around here, I see more and more of them and they are getting weirder too, the other day I saw a recent-year Camry jacked up on what looked like 22s. On craigslist I see tons of later-model classics like Monte Carlo SS’s ruined with 20-24s.
I try to appreciate other enthusiasts rides of choice, even if they are not my cup of tea. I can see the appeal of high dollar Euro rides, insanely jacked up 4x4s, 1920s classics, drag racers, rail buggies, 4-wheelers, custom choppers, even lowriders. I am glad they are enthusiastic about vehicles and keep the sport alive. But I really hate donks. They look stupid, they ruin the car, the ride, the handling, the acceleration, the braking, etc. They dont fit the lines of the cars, I cannot find any redeeming value to them at all.
Gangsta fads seem to take longer to die than others. Donk owners still seem to sport baggy pants, gold chains and pagers(or pager style clips for their stolen iphones) too.
We’ll be seeing Donkage for a long loooong time. Especially if OEMs continue making their wheel diameters and wheel openings bigger every model cycle.
The one good thing about donks is that many of the popular cars are 70s and 80s classics that few others are saving and maintaining, so if it weren’t for donking, many of those cars would probably otherwise be crushed. That doesn’t mean I like the look, though.
I find quite a few veteran donks (lifted suspensions, sans rimz or substituted steelies) at the local u-pull-its, so they seem to end up crushed anyway. Just in a very embarrassing way. Most of the ones I find have gallons of bondo holding the panels together, have zero mechanical maintenance and are irreversibly hacked for their wheels to “fit”. I don’t consider that preservation, more like a slow death.
I have to disagree here. The donkers aren’t doing the old car population any favors. Frequently, clean cars are snapped up by these idiots and extensively modified in poor taste.
Donkers aren’t known to take non-running “barn finds” and resurrect them: they typically take nice cars and ruin them. There are still people out there who buy up full sized 70’s cars and enjoy them for what they are.
Take two ’73 Delta 88 4-door sedans for example. Both were very original, very clean cars although not highly sought-after by any means. A green one showed up on E-bay & I captured it for $1,600. I’m slowly picking away at it as I get time and it’ll eventually be as-new and unmodified.
Another light blue one was captured by one of “them”. The original blue paint was covered up by the hideous combination you see below. wooden blocks were jammed into the rear coil springs to fit the oversize clown rimz and the lower wheelwell corners of both rust-free front fenders (hard to find) were sliced off with a saw so dey wouldn’t rub when dey turned da wheel.
Something evidently went wrong and guess where the car was driven….yeah the scrapyard. Someone beat me to the engine and transmission which is fine; I took pretty much everything else that wasn’t hacked up to the house for spare parts.
The more I disassembled the car, the more disgusted I got — a true waste. The car had perfect floorpans, quarter panels, trunk floor, windshield, etc. The rear bumper was toast, oddly enough but that was the extent of the damage. It happens a lot. If the money wasted on the destructive mods were maybe put towards something called maintenance, this type of thing wouldn’t happen.
That is sad. Take a perfectly functional vintage car, uglify it, make it dangerous to drive, then scrap it when the Larry, Darryl and Darryl mods inevitably take a powder. At least you saved the green one 🙂
I happen to like the Volt. And I happen to think it is very nice looking compared to the Leaf and even Prius. Why is their so much vitriol surrounding this car? I would be happy to have one in black.
Must shoot a Holden Volt you guys need a laugh
. . . But it’s so easy to change the oil now. 🙂
Here is another one, a little more rural than urban.
“Wanna hear about my donk?” The worst donk travesty that I have seen recently was a 1962 bubble top Bel Air. Truly cringeworthy. A car that deserves better.
I would think you could undo donk damage. Cutting up a vehicle for hydraulics is another story.
Why does that make me want to make a Baja ‘vette?
Not a classic Vette, but even sillier looking.
I’d like to add my voice to the pro-Volt chorus. My brother and his wife lease a red Volt, and it’s a really well-made car with an overall solid feeling to it. And if you’re going to go hybrid, get a plug-in hybrid like a Volt. That really adds to the battery-only range, as long as you’ve got a wired garage. If you’re the sort who takes side roads instead of the freeway, the regenerative braking really comes in handy. They take ‘the scenic route’ all the time, avoiding traffic jams and charging the batteries at the same time. It’s a win-win situation, and they get triple-digit gas mileage to brag about. I’m starting to sound like I write ad copy for GM…
I’ve seen a donked current generation Camaro that was easily twice as tall as the red Vette. How it avoided tipping while making a right-hand turn is beyond me.
Had VERY mixed feelings about the donked ’70 Impala Sport Coupe that visited my neighborhood this spring. It looked like a milder form of donkage that could possibly be undone.
My plea? JUST SAY NO TO DONKAGE!
Our senior year of high school, 1997, a friend of mine purchased a red on red 1985 vette (like the one in the photo). Did he get made fun of. Like the scene in Billy Madison on his first day of high school with the trans am and billy squire playing in the background. People were just like, “where or why did you get that car?” And it had no power. It was like driving a lumina. Have a lot of respect now for my friend thinking of those days. Stroke Me!!!
When I first saw Billy Madison I did think that was awesome! I thought it was the teenagers had a serious lack of taste. I mean come on, The Stroke and a 79 T/A are way cooler than anything in style in the mid 90s.
Thats funny, 10 yrs earlier during my senior year in HS, my best friend got to drive his mom’s brand new Vette to school sometimes, and everyone loved it, by far the coolest car in the parking lot and we had some rich kids at that school. Shows you how times change.
Did you see the similar scene in the 21 Jump Street movie?? They had the coolest 70-73 Z28 I have ever seen and the real high school kids made fun of them for wasting gas and not caring about the environment.
“Daddy’s in prison, and he won’t be home for a long time.”
At this point the real nightmare would be a donked Volt.
Here’s a scary thought: In twenty years we might be seeing Volts with those stupid wheels.
Edit: Mike beat me to it!
I think a couple of years ago, I saw I think either a 69, or 70 Impala, or Caprice, I forget which with I think 24″ donks, and it rode as hide as some massive 4×4 trucks! It looked stock otherwise, what I could see from a distance anyway.
It was heading off some exit as I drove south on I-5 one Saturday morning.
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