Among the hundreds of cars and motorcycles Jay Leno has in his own enviable collection, he’s got a classic 1964 Honda S600. It’s a cherry example that he’s been restoring and it was recently featured in an episode of his popular video series. But this new video shows a different take on the little beast altogether.

Rather than go for preservation, this vintage Japanese roadster has undergone the full hot-rod treatment. Or more like a rat rod, we should say, given its heavily patinated appearance. But don’t let looks deceive you: this weathered little roadster is packing quite a punch, from the worked-over mechanical bits and motorcycle components to the nitrous tank in the trunk. Turn up the speakers to hear it shriek and check it out in the video above.

Written by soarer