Supercars are reimagined as rally cars in these incredible “what if” renderings.
With the rise in popularity of pickup trucks and SUVs, offroading is also seeing a rise in popularity. This leaves poor old supercars left out in the cold with their desperate requirement for smooth asphalt. Every tried to take a Lamborghini Huracan off-roading? It doesn’t go well for anyone.
But what if supercars were made for the great outdoors? What if instead of making supercars that were built to go fast around a track, they were instead built to go fast on gravel? Or mud? Or even sand?
What if supercars were built like rally cars?
That’s the question asked in these incredible renderings (courtesy of Budget Direct) that reimagine today’s best super and hypercars as rally legends, starting with the Bugatti Divo.
Bugatti just unveiled their latest and greatest hypercar as a track-focused version of the Chiron. Inside is the same 8.0-L W16 engine producing the same 1,479 hp and all-wheel-drive, but with added aerodynamic elements to keep the Divo glued to the track.
When in off-road form, the Divo gets a much larger rear wing, some understated side mirrors, and a roof scoop to suck in air from as high above the dust-covered ground as possible. We’re not too sure about the car’s ground clearance, though.
Next up: the Koenigsegg Regera. The most powerful Koenigsegg ever made gets some distinctly off-road features when in rally form, such as much larger wheel wells, smaller wheels with bigger tires, and a bar of lights across the front bumper. The body gets restyled too so it has a passing resemblance to the Lancia Stratos rally car.
Next we have the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. The fastest production car around the Nurburgring seems right at home on a gravel path with its insane active aerodynamics to help it stay down low even as its new off-road suspension makes it right higher than any Lamborghini since the ‘70s.
The McLaren Senna also looks right at home in the desert with its massive rear wing making swirls in the sand. A higher ride, bigger tires, and fancy fins on the back end make this Senna ready for anything.
And finally, we have the Tesla Model X. We’ve seen the Tesla handle itself quite well in drag racing, but to handle the snow it needs tires that are almost as wide as the car itself. Hopefully that battery pack doesn’t weigh itself down too much and gets it stuck in the slush.