There’s Something Delightfully Incongruous About A Base-Spec Exotic

Automakers are doing their best these days to make even their most basic, budget-friendly vehicles look polished. But there are some you can expect to see in base spec – mostly for professional use and deployment as part of large fleets.

We’re talking about work-a-day vehicles like the Ram Tradesman, for example, or the Opel Corsavan. But an exotic supercar? Perish the thought!

That’s precisely the delightful incongruity we’ve been seeing these lately, albeit only in the digital realm: six-figure supercars and even seven-figure hypercars stripped of their painted bumpers and flashy wheels, fitted instead with matte black noses and tails and plain old steel rims.

Of course, even if you could, ordering one that way wouldn’t put much of a dent in the purchase price of something as expensive as a Bugatti Chiron, Koenigsegg Agera, Pagani Huayra, or even something as relatively “affordable” as a Lamborghini Huracan, Aston Martin DB11, or Mercedes-AMG GT.

It’d ruin the handling too, and make your big-buck exotic look like it were in the middle of being repaired. So we’re thankful that none of these exist in reality, but it’s still funny to look at these curious renderings from Nikita Aksyonov and chuckle at the “what if” of it all.

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  • gor134

    Haha that’s funny. P1, 918, and DB11 are the best.

  • ToniCipriani ✓pǝᴉɟᴉɹǝʌ

    Now someone please put some VW wheel covers on the Lambo and Bugatti.

  • Kash

    maybe if more effort was put into each, but they’re all the same, black front bumper, same steel plate rims. It’s the same thing we’ve been seeing since you guys started posting these cheap renderings.

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  • Six_Tymes

    Well, it sure is a good way to decrease the idea of wheel theft. lol

  • Alter Ego

    Cool idea. Terrible renders.

  • Zandit75

    Looks like the website has put in the same amount of effort in proof reading their story, as this guy has used for his renders.
    No wonder this site is looking for more writers.

  • Tinky-Winky

    Some plastic bits could have been more matte, wheels a lot smaller and maybe some have cheap plastic wheel covers. Base spec cars also usually have regular halogen lights not some flashy xenons and LEDs. This would be some real challenge for the artist’s next endeavors not just some 15-minute nip-tucks in Photoshop.

  • Bash

    The Bugatti is still cool tbh

  • Ary Wisesa

    It only proves that all those supercars/hypercars are designed so beautifully. They still look awfully sexy, even with non-flashy rims and dark grey bumpers. LOL… I particulary like the 918 and LaFerrari, they still look great in those humble rims.

  • Infinite1

    Would look better if the base treatment looked different from one another between manufacturers

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