Some Of These Luxury City Cars Look More Likely Than Others

As buyers are increasingly discovering, small cars needn’t skimp on the luxury. Sometimes the performance, too. But how far is too far when it comes to downscaling high-end automobiles?

That’s the question posed by these amusing renderings from Nikita Aksyonov – the same artist who gave us those similarly entertaining van concepts.

This time we’re looking at the improbable prospect of tiny hatchbacks from the likes of Porsche, Ferrari, McLaren, Bentley, and Lincoln. They appear to be based on the Fiat 500 and Peugeot 208, but with design cues overlaid commensurate with their respective brands to make them look more upscale.

Now we should be very clear here in stating that we don’t expect any of these to ever see the light of day, for better or worse. (Especially not the Ferrari and the McLaren.) But the ideas wouldn’t be completely without precedent.

It’s essentially the same approach, after all, that Aston Martin took with the Toyota iQ-based Cygnet. That proved a singularly lamentable initiative, but there have been others that have come close. BMW Group sister-brands Mini and Rolls-Royce once teamed up on a special-edition hatchback, and Fiat/Abarth has done special Cinquecentos in tribute to both Maserati and Ferrari.

Does any of that make these concepts any more probable? We certainly hope not. Because while we can grow to love the high-end crossovers many of these brands have done (or are soon to do), these strike us as several steps too far. But it’s a fun exercise to observe, all the same.

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  • Bash

    :D:D actually all of them looks cute and appealing!, In particular, that Porsche iteration looks natural and easy on the eye. Love it.
    Love them all.

  • Richard Taylor

    Credit to the Photoshop skills of the retoucher but I’d like to see more than just a front and rear end slapped onto a 208 and a 500.

  • roy

    I really like the Ferrari

  • Carmelo Van Cabboi

    The 5oo fits with every designs buahahhahah Amazing

  • Some ol’ bloke

    I wish that bentley and lincoln would go on the road

    • KareKakk

      Well… the real-life Aston Martin Cygnet was not selling that good at all, so not sure if the market want this kind of hi-branded cars.

      • MarketAndChurch

        I just want small cars with similar styling cues. Maybe small cars would be more popular in the US if they looked similar to the Lincoln and Bentley.

  • Andrew Hughes

    Photoshop . . . with great programmes comes great responsibility

    . . . use wisely

  • wuvwoo

    1.- McLaren 208S
    2.- Bentley Cinquecento GT
    3.- Peugeot Continental
    4.- Porsche Cayennento
    5.- Fiat La500 4Lusso

    😉

  • Jørn-tommy Skjellnes

    Its wrong, the mclaren should be baced at a Smart, the Lincoln baced on Ford Fiesta, The Bentley Audi A1 or VW Polo, the Porche baced at VW up or seat Ibiza ohnly the fiat 500 and ferrari matches 🙂

  • LAME.

  • The Madman

    Bentley 500 works so well! Ferrari and Porsche is good too. This is just epic

  • Evan McMaster

    The Bentley 500 actually works

  • haudit

    What did the Peugeot 208 and Fiat 500 do to deserve such heinous treatment?

  • erly5

    Is it me or are these ALL absolutely hideous? What are you guys on???

  • I think they are all nice looking.

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