Huracan, Corvette, Miata and Others Rendered as Base Models with Steel Wheels: LOL

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Photo: x-tomi
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We’re not sure about others, but when we see a base trim car, whose bumpers aren’t even color-coded, we’re terribly frustrated. You end paying serious money on a new vehicle anyway and having to live with such compromises is just awful. Well, today we’re here to have a painkiller - have you ever imagined how the supercars and sportscars well all love would look like in such a spec?
Digital artist X-Tomi certainly has and his answer is nothing short of giggle-providing. The guy took the time to render fifteen of the biggest names on the supercar and sportscar scene in trim that would make even a Buddhist monk cringe.

Before anybody points out we are basically dealing with nothing more than steelies and black bumpers/door mirrors here, we need to remind you this post is about fun, not product planning. Seeing some cheap halogen headlights would’ve been amusing though.

Hypercars and supercars

You would imagine that the cars whose image was the most affected are the ones that rely on visual trickery to lure customers and yet the Lamborghini Huracan seems OK. The same can be said about the LaFerrari, which only goes to show that these two have a visual armor which can’t be dent all that easily. The McLaren 650S also fits here, even though not quite as perfect as the other two, at least in our view.

As for the Porsche 918 Spyder, the treatment has made the thing look like a development car once again. Porsche has paraded the 918 for quite a while in prototype form before its release, so we can easily move along.


At the other end of this scale, we find the models whose appearance has seriously changed for the worse. The Lexus RC, Jaguar F-Type and Mercedes-AMG GT fit in here. Not surprisingly we’ve moved from the supercar into the sportscar league.

As for those vehicles that are more coupes than sportcars, these appear to be less affected, at least to our eyes. We’re talking about stuff like the the Audi TT and the BMW 4 Series.

The virtually immune models

This chapter has to start with the Miata, which doesn’t seem to be affected by the base trim treatment at all. Actually, Mazda should follow the Toyota GT 86's example and put such a base trim in production. This would serve all those guys and girls who spend time on the track all too well.

Then there’s the Porsche 911. Five decades of reshaping what is basically the same design means the rear-engined coupe simply trolls the one who tries to diminish its appearance.

The US metal

The mix of bad boy and iconic status of the American models shown here, such as the 2015 Mustang and the pair of Chevys (C7 Corvette and Camaro Convertible), means these cars don’t seem all that bothered about the lesser features.

Er, we’re not quite sure what to make of the based-out Alfa Romeo 4C, any suggestions?
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