What is a Donk?

Written by Rick Cotta in Chevrolet, Design, Infiniti
2016 Infiniti Q60 Concept GeniusOfGTA Edition

2016 Infiniti Q60 Concept GeniusOfGTA Edition

The Urban Dictionary defines a donk as, ” Any late 80’s or early 90’s American car (preferably an Impala) that has large enough wheels installed until it resembles (and rides and handles like) a Conestoga wagon. This is done so it sits up high enough so as to be at the same eye level as the Playas with real juice ridin in their Escalades. Adding in a bad candy paint job and Wal-Mart sub box completes the transformation.”

Caprice Donk

Caprice Donk

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Towering over adjacent SUVs, this high-riding—and immaculately executed—Donk I spotted would seemingly prove a challenge to graceful ingress and egress. I spotted it during a recent trip to Arizona. This conversion would not have worked with earlier Caprices sporting the skirted rear fenders.

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