The jury is still out on this one

Pop-up headlights. There’s not a single gearhead that doesn’t love them and believe it or not, they date back to the mid 1930s, when they were first used on the Cord 810 for aerodynamic purposes. However, the last pair of modern pop-up headlights we can remember were those featured by the 2004 Chevy C5 Corvette, but what about a Nissan R34 GT-R with such headlights?

R34 GTR with pop-ups, you can blame @donutmedia for this one! THE OUTRAGE!!! (It looks SO SAD!)🥺😂🥵😱 What if the R34 GTR...

Posted by Khyzyl Saleem on Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Bring back the pop-up headlights…but just for some cars

Khyzyl Saleem wanted to see what a R34 GT-R would look like with pop-up headlights and the result is, well, polarizing to say the least.

While his render looks pretty neat with the lids closed, once they’re open, the overall appearance shifts from bad ass to sleepy. Really, the GT-R with the headlights up looks like it had a very long, party-ridden weekend and just reported late for work on Monday.

Does This Nissan GT-R With Pop-Up Headlights Look Good or No? Exterior Computer Renderings and Photoshop
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As signalled by some of Khyzyl’s followers on Facebook, the new set of headlights looks inspired by the Isuzu Impulse (aka Piazza in Australia), the rear-wheel-drive liftback coupé sports car built by Isuzu between 1981 and 1993.

Elsewhere, the R34 GT-R pictured here gets the full Khyzyl treatment and pop-up headlights aside, it looks like the JDM delight some of us have been dreaming of thanks to a body kit that’s nothing short of perfect.

Does This Nissan GT-R With Pop-Up Headlights Look Good or No? Exterior Computer Renderings and Photoshop
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Now, obviously, a lot of car got the pop-up headlight treatment over the years. You’ve got the 1989 Honda Accord, BMW 8 Series (E31), BMW M1, Ferrari Testarossa, Lamborghini Countach, Mazda Miata, Lotus Esprit, Porsche 944, the aforementioned C5 Corvette, and, of course, the undersigned’s childhood obsession from the nineties, the Ford Probe.

Speaking of which, what’s your favorite car with pop-up headlights?

2020 got me like -_-... The twin brother to the GTR I posted yesterday, now you can see why it looked so depressed,...

Posted by Khyzyl Saleem on Thursday, April 30, 2020
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