As just about any supercar owner will tell you, these exotics are not meant to travel off the tarmac. But that hasn’t stopped the folks over at Budget Direct from creating renderings of what some of the most popular performance cars would look like were they kitted out for the wild…
Ferrari 488 GTB
Believe it or not, Ferrari actually has a history in rally racing, with the 308 GTB having been equipped for Group 4. In fact, Ferrari even paid homage to this vehicle with a special 488 GTB. This design, however, takes that idea to the extreme, lifting the Italian supercar and adding some heavy-duty off-road tyres and plastic cladding. Take a closer look and you’ll notice the external roll-cage and roof-mounted GoPro, too.
Porsche 911 GT2 RS
Porsche’s history in rally is much deeper than Ferrari’s. The 959 came close to competing in Group B before it was shut down and the 1978 Porsche 911 did its rounds in the East African Safari Rally. The former idea is what this special GT2 RS is based on, although its kit looks a bit more conclusive than the classic competitor.
We’re not sure whether an off-roading vehicle needs a quad-turbocharged 8,0-litre W16 engine, but who are we to complain? The French hypercar gains a robust front bar, plastic cladding and even a winch. The horseshoe grille has also been removed, leaving the radiator exposed.
Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
The Demon was built with straight-line speed chiefly in mind. Still, there have been a couple of action movies where the obligatory muscle car sees its fair share of gravel roads, so maybe this one’s not so far-fetched after all…
Tesla 2020 Roadster
This car isn’t quite in existence yet, but its claimed figures are impressive nonetheless. A 0-97 km/h time of 1,9 seconds and an electric range of 1 000 km are no joke. In fact, it’ll be safe to call the Roadster a fully fledged hypercar if it can achieve those figures when it reaches production. This model is envisioned with several spotlamps, a pair of GoPros and a clever set of solar panels.
Arguably one of best-looking cars of the current crop is the Jaguar F-Type. In off-road guise, the British sportscar gains square-edged plastic wheelarches and similar revisions to everything else on this list.
For a long time, the GT-R was regarded as the quarter-mile king. In this guise, it looks more like the king of the hill. The only Japanese representative on this list gains bigger wheels, extended arches and a front bar.