• Jan 2, 2008
Scott Burgess of The Detroit News has swiped what he considers the best bits from a variety of cars released last year to create a Frankenvehicle like no other. This is the kind of thing that could keep commenters busy for the rest of '08, but we gotta say he makes some interesting choices.

We're all for the flat-bottomed Audi wheel, Viper tires, and 3-Series retractable hardtop. Inside, Ford's Sync system running through Lexus' Mark Levinson 5.1 Surround Sound would be a most pleasant aural experience, as well. But the steep windshield of the Mazda CX-9 on an Infiniti G37 profile? And Distronic cruise control harnessing a Honda Accord V-6? Hmmm. Out back, he wants the rear light band from an MKX for recognizability. As if this car could get lost in a crowd.

The only major gripe we have is with his choice of the front end of an F-250 because it "lets you tailgate with attitude." We can't, however, argue with the price that's swiped from the Chevy Aveo: under $13,000.

[Source: Detroit News]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Sorry, I really don't want the front of a Ford pickup, I think a banged up piece of sheet metal would look better. Diggin' the Viper wheels though.
      • 7 Years Ago
      There are a few reasons why being a car designer is a very difficult position to get...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Really? Because just about every concept car screams otherwise.
      • 7 Years Ago
      call it "homer" :)
        • 7 Years Ago
        oh man, i was crying laughing. nice one.
      • 7 Years Ago
      i think this "cut and paste" strategy was the same one used to design the exteriors of the hyundai xg350 and kia amanti from a few years ago. the results are closer to a nightmare than a dream.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Damn, that's an ugly vehicle. Not sure how you combine the G37 profile with the BMW hardtop, not sure what he was going for there. Maybe a hardtop G37 4-door? I may have made the 4-door part up, but the comic value is undeniable:

      http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n250/jester444/mutt.jpg

        • 7 Years Ago
        Nice job, absolutely hideous result.
      • 7 Years Ago
      what about the Alcoguard from Volvo?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Isn't it sad that the car biz hasn't been near as innovative as the rest of the U.S. biz in the last 40 years?

      Think about stuff we use everyday that have dramatically improved because of innovation.

      And we're still driving the same basic configuration as 40 years ago.

      Even by taking the BEST of the concepts, there are no significant innovations.

      More here:
      http://goinglikesixty.com/2007/12/31/after-forty-years-why-do-cars-still-basically-suck/