• Sep 19, 2006
This week we bring you another Japanese Kei car, but one infinitely cooler than the Mitsubishi Toppo we featured last week. Today's RR of the Day is a nice Suzuki Cappuccino owned by a gentleman that goes by the Flickr handle benoitcerrina. The Cappuccino is a rear-wheel drive roadster that, because it's a kei car, would easily fit inside the footprint of a Mazda MX-5. Because of its diminutive dimensions and feather-like weight, the Cappuccino is still supposedly a blast to drive despite being powered by a 657cc, turbocharged three-cylinder powerplant that produces only 63 horsepower. We wouldn't know, as none of us have had the pleasure.

This example looks pretty stock, but we found a tuning site called Suzuki Cappuccino Sport that's willing to outfit your Cap with a turbo kit, stainless steel exhaust, sportier springs and an LSD.

If you'd like to see your own ride featured here, simply upload photos of your ride into our Flickr group. We select one image to highlight each week day, and on the weekend let you vote for the RR of the Week. Detailed instructions can be found after the jump.



Instructions for submitting to Autoblog's RR of the Day:
Create a Flickr account if you don't already have one. Search for and join the group called 'Autoblog RR of the Day'. Upload up to three photos of your ride to your own account at a size no larger than 450 pixels wide if possible and include as much information about it and yourself as possible. Even if your ride is sweet, it will not be chosen if there's not a lot of info accompanying it. Click on each photo and just above the picture it will say "Send to group". Click that and select the Autoblog group. You're done, that's it!


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Not popular in the US my butt, I love this car to death, it really is cool, and if you haven't seen this car perform, than it can out manouvre cars that are 30,000$+.
      • 8 Years Ago
      cool. i'd get some rims and black paint.
      must run like a go cart.
      can anyone explain 'Kei' car please.
      • 8 Years Ago
      FUN is what that is. Hellz yeah!
      • 8 Years Ago
      In certain cities in Japan you need to provide proof of access to off-road parking to own anything that doesn't meet the Kei Car standards for size and engine capacity.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Reminds me of my coffee... such a lovely car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This car is tiny, I doubt this will be popular in the US.
      • 8 Years Ago
      And this doesn't have a GSXR600 motor in it because....? Bored out to the kei-car limit of 660cc, maybe turboed... Easily double that horsepower figure, and it'd eve still be a Suzuki engine.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Kei Car? You mean like a Reliant, Aries, or a Lebaron?

      Oh you wacky, wacky Asians and your microcars
      • 8 Years Ago
      RArace - Do you have any reading comprehension skill?

      I never said Mexico has ONLY Crap cars, and I never denied that a lot of white people in the US have crap cars.

      If you knew what you were talking about you would know that Mexico has always had lower emissions and crash standard that the US. If the US allowed any car older than 15 years old to be imported without complying with US regulations then a massive amount of cars would come across the border because the distance is so short and the cars are cheap.

      A couple Kei cars and Euro exotics that didn't get federalized is one thing, but the US doesn't need a massive wave of old cheap unsafe polluting cars that would be used as daily drivers. As you pointed out, the already has enough cars like that.

      I'm sure Europe and Japan have old crappy unmaintained cars, but it isn't worth shipping a $1000 car across the ocean, and those countries do have thorough technical inspections to keep cars registered.

      Here is current state of US importing:

      25 year rule: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import/ELIG010906.html

      Show vehicle exemptions (it helps to have the Pope own it):
      http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import/ShowDisplay/sdlist06202005.html
      • 8 Years Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      "without just allowing a lot of unmaintained crap to come over from Mexico"

      why do you assume only crap cars would come from Mexico? i hate stupid ass comments like that.

      i see plenty of 'unmaintained' pieces of crap around here, and let me tell ya, they're owned by caucasians, not mexicans.