Sometimes a look into the world of automotive history is all a car designer needs for some proper inspiration. Sometimes, they can take it a bit too far. These are the ten worst retro cars ever made.
McLaren may know how to build the occasional ugly race car, but it takes a Scuderia Ferrari in the doldrums to turn the WTF-meter to 11. This is Mauro Forghieri’s Ferrari 312 B3 from late 1972, better known as the Spazzaneve (snowplow). It was so ugly it never raced.
The silly theory that the beauty of a race car correlates with its performance on track is sometimes true—witness the McLaren MP4/4—but is also often not true. Mercedes’s rather pretty 2011 F1 car, the MGP W02, has not reached the podium in nine races, and even a lone race win for them this season would require 1996…
The greatest car can be ruined by an ungainly snout. These are the ten cars you thought possessed the soul of a champion — and the face of a failure.
We're convinced BusinessWeek intentionally created its "Fifty Ugliest Cars of the Past 50 Years" list to offend Jalopnik reader sensibilities as much as possible. We've pulled out ten cars that simply have no place on this list. Two-minutes hate ahead.
We know this Ferrari Enzo isn't really turquoise. But, despite being a photoshop fake, could there be a worse color? We highly doubt it — but what say you?
The Covini Engineering team's been clamoring to get the C6W into production for the last 30+ years. Now they might finally have their day.
If you haven't seen this week's blisteringly fast episode of Top Gear already and you plan on doing so without having plot details spoiled, you should probably ignore this post in its entirety. The rest of you should hit the jump.
Automakers spend lots of time and money designing, redesigning and test marketing their new vehicles to make certain they'll capture a potential buyer's imagination. It doesn't always work. We asked you just days ago if new cars were getting uglier and there was no real consensus, but one look at this list of the…
Here's another one from the "Ow, ow, ow, it burns make it stop" files. Pulled from a site possibly with origins in the former Soviet Socialist Republic, with absolutely no context or information, these pictures have us questioning the sanity of its maker. Talk all you want about "art cars", this is not art, it's evil.…