Hot News

Nissan Unveils Overhauled Maxima in Genius “Luxury Restored” Sequel

Hot News
@meisejohn

John is a full-time automotive blogger who digs cars, but also spends a disturbing amount of time watching and reading about movies. His first car was a maroon 1993 Buick Skylark which, after a solid seven-year run, was laid to rest in August of 2013.

Today marks the second consecutive week that Nissan has won the internet. They could have stopped after giving Kim Kardashian the ultimate sick burn, but no. They are back on the scene once again with what could possibly be the greatest video you will see all week.

Last September, Orlando-based filmmaker Luke Aker was attempting to sell his beat-up 1996 Nissan Maxima, and he produced a tongue-in-cheek video entitled “Luxury Refined” to accompany his geniusly-scripted Craigslist post, which raved about the fact that the sedan comes “fully loaded with an engine, wheels, tires and an automatic transmission.”

The video quickly went viral, and eventually caught the attention of Nissan, who agreed to not only take the Maxima off his hands, but to release the strap from the front bumper and restore the damaged sedan back to its former mid ’90s glory.

It has been nearly a year since Nissan paid Aker the $1,400 asking price, and the automaker has held true to their word. The Maxima has been completed.

To show off the restored masterpiece, Nissan teamed up with Aker, who pitched some ideas and helped to bring the quick wit of the initial ad to the sequel. The new video, which, naturally, has been titled “Luxury Restored,” beautifully sums up the first video for those who haven’t seen it, and the end definitely delivers for those who already have.

Check out the restored “built-in navigation” and “advanced backup assistance system” of Aker’s prized Maxima:

If you want to lay your eyes on the overhauled Maxima, you’ll have to take a trip to Nashville, as the “stunning tour-de-force of true motoring” is currently serving as what is sure to be the strangest conversation pieces that the front lobby of the Nissan North America headquarters has ever displayed.

If you haven’t seen the original video, you can, and should, watch it below.

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

More in Hot News

Things to do and see at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show

5 (But Actually More) Things You Need To See At the 2019 Chicago Auto Show

Brian VogelFeb 9, 2019
Mercedes-Benz and BMW Logo with question mark in the middle

Investigation: Why Did Mercedes-Benz and BMW Skip the 2019 Chicago Auto Show?

Alyssa RetzaFeb 9, 2019
pope kia soul

Pope Lays the Symbolism On Thick In a Kia Soul

Wes LungwitzFeb 4, 2019

What Kind of Car (or Truck) Does the 2019 Super Bowl 53 MVP Win?

Wes LungwitzFeb 2, 2019
2019 toyota corolla safety sense

What Is Toyota Safety Sense?

CarDebater TeamJan 14, 2019
Ford Aerostar Minivan Exterior Does Ford Still Make

Ford Continues to Please Minivan-Skeptic Soccer Moms

CarDebater TeamJan 13, 2019
austin dillon 3 car

Austin Dillon’s Daytona 500 Win Wasn’t the Great Story NASCAR Wants it to Be

Wes LungwitzFeb 19, 2018
dodge challenger resto mod

Is FCA Taking Away Our Restorations with ‘Reloaded by Creators’ Program?

Wes LungwitzFeb 13, 2018
hyundai shopper assurance

Hyundai Shopper Assurance a Strong OEM Effort to Make Car Buying Simpler

Wes LungwitzFeb 10, 2018