The Seragi R80 is as to-the-point as can be. There are no unnecessary extras, no added weight where needn't be, and no wasted space.
The R80 planted its roots in post-war Japan. After some decades of rebuilding society, Japan experienced an economic boom. This led to increased demand for sportier cars, which Seragi had already been planning for years. Introduced in 1963, the R80 became an instant hit.
It produces approx. 60 horsepower, which is more than enough, considering it only weighs just over half a metric ton. Due to its small size and light weight, the R80 excels in cornering and general agility - more than making up for its tiny 0.6 liter engine.
Painted in Lotus Leaf Green, the R80 takes on a frog-like appearance. The design is inspired by European sportscars of the mid-60's, but has a Japanese tone to it. It's still a very utilitarian design, and doesn't try to hide its origins. It's also, as mentioned, exceptionally small. On its own it looks proportional, but its incredibly compact size dwarfs it next to any other "normal" car.
The R80 is not particularly difficult to drive, owing to its lightness. It handles relatively predictably, though it has an open differential, and does not have any traction control or ABS. It excels on tight roads, and in cities. It's also surprisingly good on dirt, having a knack for rallying. It has a top speed just over 160 km/h (100 mph). It also has no crash safety equipment, and crumples like a soda can. Be careful out there!
Thank you for driving the Seragi R80. I hope you enjoy it!