F CANCR: A 700 Horsepower Liberty Walk GT-R With a Message
Published December 27, 2016
If you were diagnosed with incurable cancer and given just 3-4 years to live, what would you do with the time you had left? Since you’re reading this on GearHeads, it’s safe to assume that a decent chunk of your final years would be spent seeking phenomenal cars to drive. Maybe you would even buy your dream car.
Andrew Lee, at only 19-years-old, faced that very situation. At an age when most car enthusiasts are still tinkering with their first cars, Andrew had to take a good long look at what he wanted out of his life. He always wanted an R35 Nissan GT-R, for example, and was looking forward to working hard and buying one for himself one day.
His father saw how much this car meant to Andrew, so he took his son down to the local Nissan dealership and picked up a brand new, white 2015 GT-R. Once he had the car, he immediately started visiting local shows and meeting new people, spreading his story around.
After meeting more car enthusiasts at a Cars and Coffee event, Andrew was inspired to make his dream car into his dream build by bringing the car down to a local shop for a Liberty Walk body kit, a fresh coat of paint (a custom shade of orange), and some serious tuning under the hood. The car now cranks out over 700 horsepower at the wheels.
This impressive performance is achieved through a number of bolt-on performance parts and some aggressive tuning. Getting that power to the ground is a pair of 335 mm wheels in the rear, also helping to fill out that wide bodywork that’s been bolted on.
So what better way to raise awareness for kidney cancer and raise money for cancer research than by driving your tricked-out GT-R from show to show? You may have caught the vanity plate, “F CANCR”. That perfectly represents the car’s whole attitude.
Luckily, Andrew has begun experimental treatments that are succeeding in prolonging his life beyond the original prognosis. For more on his story and to donate some money to rare kidney cancer research, check out http://driventocure.org
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