Friday, 21 November 2008

Why? Just... why?

Kits cars can sometimes be genuinely impressive; a GTD40, for example, is a genuine and breathtaking homage to Ford's GT40, and while every Cobra you see on the road is pretty much guaranteed to be a replica, the majority of them are home-brewed specials crafted with care and affection. Labours of love with plenty of grunt.

Sometimes, however, it goes really, really wrong. Think TR7 F40, Fiero 355, any replica Countach... or how about this? Probably the world's first replica Audi R8. You'll notice that the proportions are all wrong, the exhausts are absent and it seems generally uncomfortable. Oh, and the engine's in the wrong place. And it's front wheel drive. And it's a fucking Ford Probe underneath.

In a way, I'm sort of impressed. I couldn't think of a way to make the Probe any worse until this came along...

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