• Nov 8, 2009
Worst of Show - Click above image for hi-res gallery

Stinks. You might think that we're talking about the overall design of this shockingly orange scissor-door/scissor-trunk Dodge Charger R/T. Or the build quality, what with panel gaps that you can insert your index finger into, wheels so large the tie-rods can't hold them and the world's saddest piece of vinyl covering the trunk's goofy hinge. You might even be under the impression that we're referring to the poor Charger's taillights, which set a new SEMA low. But you'd be mistaken. While this poor, 26-inch dubbed Charger has no doubt been beaten to death with the SEMA stick, we're actually talking about its odor. Quite literally, it smells like synthetic cat urine.

The why and the how of this particular example of aftermarket hubris and wretched, mindless – and let's not forget pointless – excess don't really matter now, as the poor thing will spend the next 15 years quietly rotting in the side yard of some shop in Joliet, Illinois waiting to either shrug off this mortal coil or get turned into a fine LeMons car right around 2025 – whichever comes first. Despite the poor design and execution, the pointy end of our query-arrow is pointed straight at the heart of where the offending aroma came from. Did they finish off the interior with a nice shellacking of formaldehyde? Or, is this rough, slouching-towards-Bethlehem beast already sleeping outside, doors scissored up with cats as tenants? Who knows. But it's easily the Worst of Show; a sad, unfortunate offering at an otherwise entertaining and action-packed event.




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      • 5 Years Ago
      "Ricing" out a muscle is never a good idea.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I was at SEMA and can tell you this wasn't the worst looking car by a longshot. Bad? Of course. Worst? Not by a long shot.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I agree with SuperTexanista! Not good AB
      • 5 Years Ago
      The giant wheel/ low profile tire fad has officially reached its limit.
      Soon inner city kids will start putting 12 inch wheels with 85 A/R tires onto their cars and the next fad will be born.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Can't say it doesn't say "LOOK AT ME!!!!"
      • 5 Years Ago
      I loved my original rat, God what have they done? :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like how the outboard air register on the passenger side is not painted along with the rest of the instrument panel.
      Larry
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hey, Jonny, just because your parents couldn't spell doesn't mean you're exempt. It's LeMans, not LeMons, unless you're putting this in the Lemons class. Use spell check or at least a little research before you soil yourself with a national article.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Larry
        Hey tard, climb down off your pedestal and google "24 hours of LeMons." Search for it on here too for that matter.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So besides the tail lights (a £100 fix im guessing) and over-sized wheels, what's actually wrong with this car? Looks the same as many generic american cars, i'd rather have this than an stock cadillac CTS actually
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Worst of Show"! Please *****, this is DUB magazine material *****!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yeah, it's really awful but I quite like the interior.
        • 5 Years Ago
        They should of stayed inside and never moved out.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like orange stuff (well, not always orange cars), but that just looks terrible. I can practically smell it from here!
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