Honey, I Shrunk The Phantom: Seven Exotics Rendered As City Cars

Cast your mind back to 2010, when Aston Martin decided it was a good idea to launch a city car. The Toyota iQ-based model, dubbed the Cygnet, represented a miserable low for the British automaker and, hopefully, is something that’ll never be repeated.

The rebadged iQ might have been a monumental failure, but that was due to its price and incongruous character. Normal city cars are, in fact, quite popular in big cities throughout the world. With this in mind, insurance company Budget Direct has decided to imagine what seven exotics would look like if they were transformed into city cars.

The cars used as the basis for these renderings are the Rolls-Royce Phantom, McLaren 720S, Lamborghini Aventador S, Koenigsegg Agera, Ferrari 812 Superfast, Bugatti Chiron and Bentley Bentayga.

It’s not the first time we see such an exercise and, obviously, none of these cars will ever come to fruition, as it’s unlikely any of the brands in question would ever consider creating city cars no matter how popular they may become. Nevertheless, a couple of them look rather cute, especially the mini Phantom and 812 Superfast – but that’s all there is to it.

If the Cygnet taught us anything, it’s that premium automakers should never compromise their status in return for a (doubtful) increase in sales. At least not in that way, for SUVs are a whole different story and the market has proved that it just can’t get enough of them.

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  • Honda NSX-R

    The Rolls and Bugatti looks good

    • Liam Paul

      The Bugatti looks like Darth Vader Halmet

  • Evo45

    Phantom looks like a Kei car and I like it.

    • paulgdeaton

      Agree! As much as I don’t like RR’s current design, it looks outstanding when it applied to this roller-skate-of-a-luxury-vehicle.

      On the other hand, the McLaren, Lambo, Koenigsegg, and Ferrari simply do not translate well into diminutive super-cars.

  • Moveon Libtards

    The Rolls looks like a London or Tokyo taxi.

  • Stephen Sutherland

    Bugatti looks like a Smart fortwo

    • smartacus

      i’d like a Smart fortwo with a really short W4 engine in it πŸ˜‰

  • PK

    it looks hilarious but it also looks cute xD

  • Bash

    Nice, I dig them all minus the Chiron. And the RR could be more realistic If done with 2 doors.

    • Krisnadi Imam

      the rear could be made into suicide doors.

  • Krisnadi Imam

    the rolls could be made by reskinning an i3. the rear suicide door would be perfect. if i have a barn full of money, i would do this!

  • Eagle By Singer
    • Hey! I’m a Cygnet fan πŸ˜›

      • Eagle By Singer

        There’s one inside all of us.

  • Six_Tymes

    not to far fetched to think in another 15-20 years many cars could be sized like these

  • The Ferrari just awful.

  • Paul

    I like the Rolls and the Ferrari.

  • Michael_66589
    • paulgdeaton

      Just. Say. No.

  • Ω…Ψ­Ω…Ψ― ΨΉΩ„ΩŠ

    This reminds me of Dr Driving

  • Nut Donut

    For Aixam, Ligier and others microcar fans. Generally disgusting.