What is a Rocket Bunny Subaru BRZ?

The practice of car modifications is probably as old as the car industry itself. Because no matter how crazy-cool a car looks, like the classic homologation specials, someone is always going to want to take it to the next level. And there’s one company that’s made the biggest splash. Rocket Bunny (RB) has had a huge impact on car culture and affected generations of enthusiasts, and the Rocket Bunny Subaru BRZ is arguably one of the most drastic mods offered.

If you’re wondering, “How can I make my BRZ faster?”, unfortunately, this is not it. However, in appearance only, a Rocket Bunny widebody kit can turn your BRZ from basic to beastly.

The Rocket Bunny BRZ looks like an absolute monster

Funny enough, the Subaru BRZ Rocket Bunny looks to be the hard 180 of every other Subaru car out there. Instead of having great ground clearance and an off-road ruggedness, this monster appears to ride just inches off the ground. The BRZ’s history is relatively short, but it’s seen a small wave of cult support since Subaru first released it—particularly in car modification circles.

According to Pandem USA, RB’s stateside company, a Rocket Bunny BRZ V2 widebody kit includes: 

  • Front bumper
  • Front splitter
  • Front over-fenders
  • Rear over-fender
  • Rear diffuser
  • Rear ducktail
  • Side skirts

Some car modification fans are content with just the widebody kit. Others, like XenoBRZ in the video above, go further with custom paint jobs and additional equipment.

Before you start cutting and sealing your car, though, be sure to take a look at your state’s car modification laws and take care not to ruin your daily driver.

How much does it cost to Rocket Bunny a BRZ?

Unbranded small model of a blue Subaru BRZ Rocket Bunny
Unbranded scale model Subaru BRZ | Thanush S via Unsplash

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Per Pandem Lab, a new full-body modification kit for a 2022 Subaru BRZ (or Toyota 86 or Scion FRS because… same car) costs $4,180.

Now, keep in mind that this is just the cost of the kit itself. Shipping for all of these parts and pieces will cost you $690, bringing the (current) cost of a Rocket Bunny BRZ to $4,870. Add in any additional costs for service and labor, unless you’re doing the entire mod yourself, and the price goes up. Want a custom paint color or some extra bits and pieces? Add a few thousand dollars more.

Just be glad there is a US-based Pandem partner. Ordering Rocket Bunny BRZ parts directly from Japan costs $1,200 to ship.

Too rich for your blood? Don’t worry. You can buy adorable, scale models of Pandem and RB cars to keep on your shelf next to your piggy bank.

What cars can a Rocket Bunny kit go on?

Heavily modified white Nissan GTR Rocket Bunny car
Rocket Bunny Nissan GTR | Martyn Lucy/Getty Images

According to the Pandem Lab site, you can get body kits for just about any classic modifiable sports car. Rocket Bunny goes way beyond just the Subaru BRZ, Toyota 86, and Nissan GTR. 

I’m sure this is nowhere near an exhaustive list, but some of the most popular Rocket Bunny kits include: 

  • Nissan 350Z Rocket Bunny
  • Nissan S15 Silvia Rocket Bunny
  • Scion tC Rocket Bunny
  • Scion FRS Rocket Bunny
  • Nissan 180SX Rocket Bunny
  • Mazda RX7 Rocket Bunny
  • Lexus RC Rocket Bunny
  • Lexus RC F Rocket Bunny

Those are just the products that are listed right now. There’s also a huge range of Pandem body kits available, and I would assume that some custom options are available for the right price.

I’m pretty boring when it comes to cars—the most I’ve ever done with my Outback is maximize it for crate space—but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate artwork like this.

Looking for modifications that will make your car faster or more powerful? Scroll down to read about that very topic.

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