• Apr 4th 2007 at 1:54PM
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Say that you're RIDES Magazine and you want to celebrate the 100th anniversary of taxi cab service in New York City - what to do? Simple - take a 1996 Crown Vic (arguably better looking than Ford's current take on the Panther platform), put a lift on it that shames many custom pickups, and shove a set of Pirelli-shod 30" MHT wheels under it. Not included is the milkcrate you'll need to stand on in order to enter the beast.
Now, we realize that this probably isn't a proper "donk" to most folks (and those that specifically associate the name with mid-70s Caprices are particularly likely to be offended by using the name to describe a Crown Vic), but this thing seems to defy any other name - well, at least any name that's suitable to print. No word yet on whether it'll be whisking us away from the Javits convention center tomorrow night, but such a scenario isn't out of the question - the nine-foot-tall ride is said to wear an official NYC taxi medallion.

[Source: RIDES, Jalopnik]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      I think it looks awesome... (Sure its not practical, but who modifys a car to be more practical?!) The only complaint I have is climbing into this thing would eventually become annoying... Someone really should come up with a fold up ladder for the Donk movement.
      • 8 Years Ago
      If the Modification lessens the performance of the Vehicle instead of improves it......Then it's pointless.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The commentary on the donk racing video is hilarious. I think that's worthy of an Autoblog post by itself.
      • 8 Years Ago
      You guys, (excluding #1) don't appreciate style when you see it. keep your lousy, FWD, 140-hp Civics with puny 17s. we'll gladly take these donks with 30"s, 600hp and 12-second drag times.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Easily qualifies as "the most rediculous item of the day!".
      • 8 Years Ago
      At 11, Stephen

      The performance of what. Speed, fuel economy, preception of your wallet, your privates, and/or personality? There is alot of things you can modify on a car to better fit your needs, and making a better capable of speeding is not always the one people choose to improve. Remember the shag carpited camper vans of the 70s, and 80s? Im sure 120 pounds of shag carpit really improved the handling of those cargo vans considerably...

      And what if you don't ever use the car in a way you modifyed it? Suppose you drop a pair of turbos into your camaro, but it only kicks in at 5000 RPM? To use those turbos, you have to hit illigal speeds, so now your modifaction makes you choose between being a lawful citizen, and maintain your ego as a automaniac...

      Now That modifacation by your definetion is clear in now you improved your cars performance, but have you really improved the car as it makes you a outlaw to drive it like it should?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Rule #2 a DORK, on the other hand is anyone who spends this much money to make any make, model or year look this stupid.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I wonder if that violates New Yorks lift law.

      "Headlights must not be more than 54 inches above the cement, and taillights can't be higher than 72 inches. Turn-signal lights can't exceed 83 inches."

      • 8 Years Ago
      Sure its not my taste but hey, these people keep aftermarket shops in business and there's nothing wrong with that.

      Just because its something you dont like doesnt mean its stupid or what not, its just a different culture than you're used too.

      For instance i think "riced" out cars are dumb and lame as all hell, but i know plenty of nice people with ricer cars and i dont rag on them for it.

      Same thing i think stock cars are a bit boring as well but you dont see me going up to everyone saying their lame for not spending money on their car either.

      To each their own.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Christopher-- the reason that they modified the car rather than taking your suggestion is that they actually HAVE the car...
      • 8 Years Ago
      can somebody please explain the point of jacking up a car 9 ft in the air so that in can be turned into a "donk" with 30" plus rims. remember that people chose this, they asked for this... why? I'd think penile enhancement surgery costs less given how much those wheels, tires, and suspension mods would have to set someone back
      • 8 Years Ago
      They should of used a 96 impala SS or a buick roadmaster. This still looks like a proper donk though.
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