The word “tuning” is associated with serious improvements designed to make the car better. For example, thanks to the modernization of the exterior, the car should become more beautiful than before, but the expectation does not always coincide with reality. Sometimes, in pursuit of external effects, developers get too carried away with dubious chips and spoil good cars, and the resulting projects seem frankly ridiculous. Let’s evaluate some recent unsuccessful creations of tuners.
A certain Darius created the Amalgam project based on the 1989 Chevrolet Corvette, using spare parts for nine more cars. The source of inspiration was the cars from Cyberpunk 2077, in which the style of sports cars is combined with futurism and post-apocalypticism.
The headlights are taken from Hyundai Kona, and the fog lights — are from Polaris Slingshot. The bumper from the BMW i8 was installed upside down, and a splitter was made from the standard bumper. The hood and front fenders are borrowed from the Camaro, and the air intakes on the side are from the Fiat X1/9. The mirrors on the hood are made of a pair of Arma RC cars.
Lanterns with a hexagonal pattern made of Nanoleaf light panels stretched across the entire width of the stern. Aerodynamic details, including the spoiler and rear bumper with a large diffuser, are made of carbon fiber and aluminate (aluminum composite material). The rear side panels are made in the style of the Corvette C3, the rear window is borrowed from the Pontiac Firebird TransAm, and the gas tank cover is from the Dodge Challenger.
Moreover, Darius used, for example, various types of tiles, trash can lids, tool boxes, and fence posts. At the same time, the V8 engine remained standard.
The interior of the sample of the 80s is complemented by a variety of screens and bucket seats from Polaris Slingshot.
A strange Toyota Yaris hatchback was spotted in a California parking lot. An additional bumper with a chrome grille protruding from the standard body appeared in front. There is also a BMW logo, a black ribbon on the sides of the windshield, and a wiper placed in the center, as on Koenigsegg.
The wheels are also strange: apparently, the owner of the car glued thin fake chrome wheels and tires on top of the real ones.
At the back, most of the glass is covered with tape, and the bumper is enlarged, as is the front.
Reddit users found a Mercedes-Benz C-class with a wide-body carbon fiber body kit and luxury wheels, but the result looks terrible.
The Panamericana radiator grille and front bumper with impressive air intakes are decorated in the style of the AMG GT R. A large splitter are also installed in front.
Through a transparent window in the ventilated hood, the engine is visible, and there are several ventilation holes in the front wings. Cutouts in the body kit are made not only for the gas tank hatch but also for door handles.
There are no pictures of the stern, but there is probably a giant diffuser and large exhaust pipes placed there. In addition, a huge wing is installed at the back.
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
DreamWraps (Newport, Kentucky) has made the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray brighter. Tuners did not paste over or repaint the entire body, limiting themselves only to reflective neon yellow stripes: they appeared on almost every line, edge and corner.
Front accents are added on the splitter, air intakes, bumper, headlights, hood, and around the grille.
Brake calipers and outer rims of wheels equipped with matte black spokes are painted in the same shade.
The stripes go through the roof, down the sidewalls, and end at the rear on the wing, bumper, and around the license plate.