There are rich kids and then there is this rich kid who bent the rule of car modifications. Meet Alex Choi, a 19-year-old young man who did the unimaginable: slapping a Lamborghini Huracan with a roll cage on the entire car… on the outside. Believe it. The images here aren’t Photoshopped, btw. Choi actually did that. In a video (with excellent cinematography, if I may add) posted on his YouTube channel, Choi described himself as a person who “live by the idea of being NOT what people expect or want you to be” and the Unicorn V3, as it is called, make good on his ethos.
Choi rather be the rare or odd one out in order to be original. To Choi, being original means doing things that nobody else can imagine doing. Well, he sure made the original mark there with a caged Huracan. As you may have noted from the name’s V3 tag, this Huracan is on its third stage of mod since he took delivery of the car back in June 01, 2017. You can have a look at the history of his Lamborghini Huracan in his Instagram post below:
Before Unicorn V3 gets revealed, here’s the history of the Unicorn: June 1st, 2017, the Unicorn was born, and i took delivery of the car. V1️⃣.0️⃣: the pink and blue camo. V1️⃣.1️⃣: ski box!! V1️⃣.2️⃣: @ms.emelia enjoying her picnic on my new lunch table wing, with a new carbon hood, and joining the bumper delete gang. V2️⃣.0️⃣!!!: broke a lot of necks on Gold Rush Rally with a pink bape wrap. V2️⃣.1️⃣: Underglow. and due to popular request, i put the rear bumper back on. V3️⃣.0️⃣: expected launch date, April 9th, 2019. Twin turbo, and something else that has never ever been done before that will make everyone’s head explode, and be the most controversial Lamborghini, (or perhaps even car in general) to ever exist. ? *not responsible for any head explosions
In its latest mod phase, this beast of supercars get a Sheepey Race twin-turbo setup, a foot-long (!) semi-truck cannon air filters at the rear on either side (!?), custom-made wheels by Brixton Forged Wheels carried over from the V2 but now painted in black, white stickers on Michelin PS4S tires, a one-off air-to-air intercooler (rear of driver side) and a rear diffuser. The rear wing from the V2 was given a bump in height and it is now a foot taller.
Another less subtle but no less nutty mod job was the rear taillights which were flipped upside down. The new taillight configuration, along with the massive air intake pipes, intercooler piping, massive air filter, makes the supercar looks like a post-apocalypse machine. However, none of those mods are as outrageous as the external roll cage (or “monkey bars,” as Choi calls it) hand-crafted by RSR from chromoly and stainless steel that gives the car the caged appearance. That mod certainly takes the cake as the most the bizarre car mod ever and it sure a slap in the face of aerodynamic.
The set of Rally car-inspired round lights and the roof-mounted light bar straight out a squad car didn’t quite help in diminishing the aero. But, I know right, f*@k the aero. It need none of it. In case you are wondering, Choi’s Unicorn V3 is inspired by the Flip Car from Fast & Furious . Choi concedes that his Unicorn V3, which took 5 months to mod, “will probably go down in history as the most controversial Huracan in America.” I certainly have no doubt about that.
He added that “a lot of blood, sweat and tears went into the project.” I am sure it does, but I think Choi may have forgotten to add “money” to that statement. So, am I envious of Choi? Obviously, duh. When I was at his age, I was still chasing academic papers and an entry level Sony Discman was the pricest thing I could afford. My choice of transport was Scania, MAN, or Volvo buses, and definitely not a private car, much less a Lamborghini.
On the other hand, it is heartening to see young people not conforming to societal norms, going all out to pursuit their ideals. In a way, Choi is not much different from 17-year-old Carson Guo who, instead of exotic automobiles, is chasing after art. Here, have a look at Choi’s reveal video of Lamborghini Huracan Unicorn V3 (which, as mentioned earlier, is really, really well shot).
Images: Alex Choi.