Budget Direct Renders 9 Everyday Cars With F1 Style
Big aero, big rubber, track-ready and looking meanby Jonathan Lopez, on
We love it when we get our hands on a fresh batch of renderings. Sometimes, it’s lifelike speculation on some hotly anticipated next-gen model, while other times, it’s an imaginative mash-up of the unexpected. This particular set of renderings (nine of ‘em total) falls firmly into the latter category, mixing everyday rides like the Toyota Prius and classic Ford Mustang with the styling cues inspired by Formula 1. The images come courtesy of our friends over at Budget Direct, and long story short, we think they look awesome.
Of course, this opens up possibilities to a whole range of F1-themed rides. Never before has a Smart car looked so good, or a Jeep looked so quick, or a Prius looked so desirable. Of course, there are a few sports cars tossed in for good measure, like the Audi R8, Porsche 911, and Subaru WRX, all of which make the transition into the world of high-performance a little more easily. Read on for a breakdown on each, and don’t forget to post your favorite in the comments below, plus your suggestions for other street models that need the F1-treatment.
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We’ve toyed with the idea of a high-performance Prius in the past, but this rendering takes things to a whole new level. And although the Prius is still regarded as a standard bearer for economical commuting, hybrid technology is now a staple in a variety of motorsports. Furthermore, Budget Direct contends that this F1 Prius utilizes a front-mounted radar to help the driver while out on the track.
These days, Tesla’s super sedan is pretty much the benchmark when it comes to ludicrous acceleration numbers, and with the rise of Formula E, an F1 Model S feels about right. Just don’t expect it to do too many stints without a juice-up session at the plugs.
‘Member the WRX hatch? We ‘member the WRX hatch. So did the rendering artist, which felt the rally star could use a little extra tarmac prowess. Bonus points for the blue and gold color scheme.
Normally a bastion of elegance and opulence, this is what happens when you turn the Phantom into a performance screamer. Ditch the chauffeur before climbing into this one.
As if the 911 needed to be even faster. Does the 918 have a chance against something like this? We’re not sure, but we are sure that Martini livery looks fantastic.
The R8 feels like a race car right out of the box, and this F1’d iteration looks like a natural progression of that sporting potential. Not only that, but the engine is already in the right spot for a Formula car.
Forget the straight-line drag racing antics you normally associate with this iconic muscle car – this pony can turn, and turn hard. We love the look, especially the bare exhaust manifold in back. Made reality, we’d wanna put this up against the Hoonicorn and see what happens…
Saved the drudgery of grocery runs and dry cleaning pick up, this Smart car is ready to race. The small size makes it look like a hardcore go-kart, like a machine you’d wear, rather than sit in.
Does it count as cheating if you take a shortcut across the grass? Probably, but regardless, this blocky off-roader looks like it belongs on the black stuff anyway.
Read our full review on the Toyota Prius.
Read our full review on the Tesla Model S.
Read our full review on the Subaru Impreza WRX Hatch.
Read our full review on the Rolls-Royce Phantom.
Read our speculative review on the Porsche 911.
Read our full review on the Audi R8.
Read our full review on the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429.
Read our full review on the Smart ForTwo.
Read our speculative review on the Jeep Wrangler.
Source: Budget Direct