This is The Joker, or the Shakotan Demon, a Mashine Chop based a 1971 Dodge Demon with Japanese shakotan/bosozoku
styling. I’ve been photochopping works-style overfenders and big
ducktail spoilers on all sorts of cars for many years now, and think
this one really suits the look well. It’s kind of like a big Mazda RX-3
or a KE35 Corolla. It’s called The Joker both for the purple
and green colour scheme (which is based on two of the famous Mopar ’High
Impact’ hues of the ’70s: Plum Crazy and Sublime, and also happens to
be the Joker’s colours from Batman), and also because of its badass PPRE 26B turbocharged quad-rotor engine – a choice that V8 fans won’t find very funny!
Mashine is a project myself and good friend and fellow designer and car nerd Ash Thorp are
working on. A way to indulge our crazy car fuelled plans and make big
things happen in the future… Keep your eyes peeled!