These Car Mash-Ups Imagine Some Highly Unlikely Collaborations

As car manufacturers look to slash research, development, and production costs of new models, they often decide to partner with other car manufacturers in certain projects.

The most current example of a tie-up between car manufacturers is Toyota and BMW, who teamed up to create the new BMW Z4 and the next-generation Supra. Inspired by this partnership, insurance company Budget Direct has rendered a number of mash-ups of imaginary vehicles created by many of the industry’s leading brands.

The first creation is a mash-up of the Bentley Continental GT and the Ferrari 812 Superfast. Although the proportions look a little weird, the Ferrari-inspired front fascia and the characteristic Bentley rear wheel arches actually work quite well together.

The second mash-up sees key design elements of the BMW i8 and Lamborghini Aventador S come together to create a curious-looking sports car. The front looks particularly odd due to the combination of BMW’s kidney grille and the sharp bumper and air intake design of Lamborghini’s flagship supercar.

Other mash-ups you’ll be able to find in the gallery below are a vehicle from Dodge and Chevrolet, one from Volkswagen and Ford, another from Nissan and Porsche and, last but not least, the weirdest of them all, a collaboration between Smart and Range Rover.

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  • Finkployd

    I guess some days you just run out of material to write about

    • charlotteharry57

      Agree. Good news is that, starting this week, we get really close to the start of Auto Show season, so this kind of thing won’t be necessary much longer.

  • Zandit75

    Umm, I’m slightly turned on by the Nissan/Porsche mock up.
    That looks sweet for the new R35!!

  • no25

    these are embarrassedly awful photoshops.

  • MarketAndChurch

    The Ford is actually kind of cool because it reminds me of the Ka, or in this case, a Ka RS.

    • I thought it was a Focus RS and Ka until I read the text. “Oh huh okay right”.

  • Bash

    The Porsche/Nissan Z looks kinda -almost- fine to me.

    • a modern 924?

    • Mind Synthetic

      its a gtr lights and side glass, no Z in there. sorry lol

      • Bash

        Oops, you are right.

  • Nordschleife

    I feel like the I8/Aventador painted in silver would be the next Delorean in the Back to the Future reboot.

    • The i8 becoming a movie car icon might be what would give it value. The Delorean drives like crap, but we love it. (the i8 isn’t crap, it’s not just what the design makes us expect of it, and it doesn’t sell well).

  • XtremWize
    • Craig

      I actually love that. Talk about a rolling conversation piece!

  • Craig

    The blue on looks like part PT Cruiser, part Yaris, part Tiberon?

  • Toronado_II

    GTA 5 kind of design.

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