Track terrors ready for the rough stuff

These days, it seems like you can’t turn around without bumping into some new SUV tuned to perform like a sports car. But what if you went the other way around, taking a sports car and adding a dash of off-roading goodness? Or maybe try a gallon of off-roading goodness. Well, that’s exactly what Budget Direct did with the following seven renderings.

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The Full Story

Ferrari 488

Budget Direct Renders 7 Sports Cars Built For Off-Roading
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Rumor has it Ferrari is cooking up an SUV to take on the new Lamborghini Urus, making a clear break from over 70 years of tradition (at least as far as the segment goes, not the whole Lambo challenge thing). But while we’re still waiting for the tall-riding Prancing Horse to arrive, we’ve got this big-and-bad 488 to check out. Draped in Rosso Corsa and sporting an array of LED light bars, this thing is deliciously sacrilegious. And check out the wheels, which appear as through they were plucked from an F40. Splendid.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS (2017)

Budget Direct Renders 7 Sports Cars Built For Off-Roading
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Believe it or not, but Stuttgart has a good deal of experience mixing it up in the dirt. No, I’m not talking about a Cayenne set in the off-road driving mode - I’m talking about the 911! With a history of competition in rally events across the world, including Group B, the East Africa Safari Rally, and the Dakar, the 911 is actually quite formidable with the right modifications. This thing has exactly that, with a taller suspension, big knobby tires, and uber-tough skid plates, all of which should help it go, well, anywhere! And with 700 horsepower on tap, you can bet it’ll get there mighty quick as well.

Bugatti Chiron

Budget Direct Renders 7 Sports Cars Built For Off-Roading
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Plucked off the golden streets of Monaco or Dubai and set down in the nitty gritty terra firma, you’d have to be crazy to turn a Chiron into an off-roader. The kind of crazy we like. Tear off the bumpers, swap the adaptive suspension with extra wheel travel, and add an enormous winch to the front end. Done deal. Of course, you gotta keep the quad-boosted 8.0-liter W-16 intact, because 1,500 ponies in the dirt just feels right. Don’t worry - the AWD and monster rubber should handle it all just fine.

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

Budget Direct Renders 7 Sports Cars Built For Off-Roading
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When it comes to straight-line speed, there are few muscle cars out there as badass as the Demon. With 6.2 liters of blown ‘Merican V-8 under the hood, it certainly has the goods to perform at the drag strip. But what about the rock crawl? Makes sense to us, and we’re sure Dodge has the right parts bin to sift through to make this a thing…

2020 Tesla Roadster

Budget Direct Renders 7 Sports Cars Built For Off-Roading
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Taking a quick break from the internal combustion, we’ve got this battery-powered two-door on deck to bring the EV heat. While the Roadster 2.0 is still several years out, we’d love it if someone had the chutzpah to turn one into some gravel-churning monster. It’ll do 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds on pavement, but what about off it? Well, with 10,000 Nm of torque, that plus-sized wheel and tire package shouldn’t slow it down too much. And oh yeah - check out the roof-mounted solar panels! Stellar touch.

Jaguar F-Type

Budget Direct Renders 7 Sports Cars Built For Off-Roading
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Jaguar Land Rover has plenty of experience in the world of off-roaders, but we’ve never seen it applied to the first word in that name. Rest assured though, because this thing definitely has experience climbing through the mud and rocks in the Scottish Highlands.

Nissan GT-R

Budget Direct Renders 7 Sports Cars Built For Off-Roading
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While conquering all challengers on the track is kind of the GT-R’s thing, perhaps it’s time to expand its list of challengers. The AWD system is ready to go, while the turbocharged 3.8-liter V-6 makes lots of momentum. Just flare the fenders, add some steel bumpers, then have at it.

References

2016 Ferrari 488 GTB High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2017 Ferrari 488.

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS.

2018 Bugatti Chiron High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 Bugatti Chiron.

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.

2020 Tesla Roadster
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620 miles of range per charge

Read our full review on the 2020 Tesla Roadster.

2017 Jaguar F-Type High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2017 Jaguar F-Type.

2017 Nissan GT-R High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
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Read our full review on the 2017 Nissan GT-R.

Source: Budget Direct

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