Automaker websites are great tools that allow you to build the car of your dreams, but they'll also allow you to build the car of your nightmares, none more horrifying than Jalopnik readers' custom creations.
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10.) Smart ForTwo
Suggested By: Spartendog
How to make it ugly: Kudos to Smart for offering scores of vinyl wraps to cover the non-safety cell parts of their cars. However, not all the wraps appeal to all tastes. Pink Hello Kitty ForTwo, anyone?
9.) Aston Martin DBS
Suggested By: LuckyChuck
How to make it ugly: What is perhaps most impressive about this configurator is that the DBS is an inherently beautiful car. The fact that you can ruin the near-perfect shape with hideous colors and tacked on carbon fiber bits is a small tragedy. A small tragedy hiding an interior that Jackson Pollock might tactfully call "busy."
8.) Nissan NV
Suggested By: cesariojpn
How to make it ugly: Nissan wanted to show businesses how their graphics would look on the side of a new NV van with their online configurator. Most of use used this to make 1970s custom van art. There is, however, potential for one to abuse the system, as this pedobear wrap proves.
7.) Porsche Panamera
Suggested By: rspigler
How to make it ugly: It doesn't take much. Well, really, it doesn't take anything, because the Panamera is a mis-shapen potato of a car. But how about giving it a mold green paint job creeping right over the wheels to match its rotten potato-ness? And what's that, you want an unrelentingly navy blue interior? Consider it done.
6.) Morgan Aero Supersports
Suggested By: JohnKT
How to make it ugly: Morgan isn't a company that pays much attention to fads. Carbon chassis? Pish posh. They're still building cars out of wood. However, if you find yourself more of a fashionista than they are, they'll allow you to configure your Aero Supersports in any number of truly vile combinations of colors to match your new Prada shoes and Louis Vuitton bag.
5.) Maserati Quattroporte
Suggested By: Leadhead
How to make it ugly: The Quattroporte is another example of a car that, while innately good looking, can be made to look like a Sherwin Williams truck collided with several neon cows as it left the factory. Bright yellow paint (look at the hood) just does not pair well with green leather.
4.) Any Mini
Suggested By: Drujon
How to make it ugly: Ever since its rebirth in 2002, Mini has been known for offering its customers a wide range of personalization options. It starts with the model: do you want it with cargo van rear doors or looking like it's wearing a backwards baseball cap? But from there it goes far downhill. What marketing survey told them anyone wanted an orange convertible with green seats? Presumably one conducted at a frat party on St. Patrick's Day.
3.) Ford Mustang
Suggested By: Hoonigan4Hire
How to make it ugly: The Mustang here suffers from the same problems as the Smart, but compounded by the Mini Problems. Outrageous colors plus flamboyant graphics rarely equals beauty, either online or in the real world.
2.) Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
Suggested By: 6cyl
How to make it ugly: Really, the entire Rolls website should be here. The upstanding British marque will offer you literally any color you want, and nearly every individual panel of the body and hide of the interior is customizable. The result is horrific. The Drophead takes the cake, though, because it allows you to really appreciate how the awful interior and awful exterior don't complement each other at all.
1.) Bugatti Veyron
Suggested By: HammerheadFistpunch
How to make it ugly: Bugatti is the king of online configurators. You can do just about anything to their Veyron, including painting the engine cover hot pink on a two-tone brown and yellow car. There really wasn't any contest here. You could swallow a rainbow, vomit on a $1.6 million car, and you wouldn't be able to come up with a vehicle as unappetizing as some of our readers did.