Although beauty was a somewhat subjective decision, there were also things we can all agree on that were hideous, however. This attractive little statement could be extended to several different topics, one of which is automobiles. Over the years, there had been cars that would be thought by relatively few people to call ‘pretty.’ We would now present a few nasty cars we found to commemorate those eyesores.
2004 Covini C6W
We would commence our list with this monster: the Covini C6W. This 6-wheeled insect-like engine had quite an astonishing 400 hp engine, and let’s face it, this car looks pretty bizarre. This car was designed too strangely to be taken seriously, despite having added wheels to balance and boost braking.
Marcos was a British manufacturer that created fairly ugly vehicles, specializing in sports cars. They managed, though, to have outdone the Mantis themselves. Fortunately, in 1968, only one Mantis was eventually published, and it didn’t survive long until it was retired. It made one last appearance at the Speed Festival in 2008.
Troll Plastik & Bilindustri attempted to build a car with a fiberglass frame. Norweigan’s factory used the material because it was lightweight and had various advantages, such as rust resistance. The concept was a complete and utter disaster, although the engineering might have been perfect. This model was created in 1956-1958, in just a few years. Their next model wasn’t as bad as this, but it wasn’t exactly a looker, either.
There were several names for this vehicle. It was officially known as the Hyundai Tiburon, but it was renamed the Hyundai Coupe in Europe. In Spanish, Tiburon translates as ‘shark,’ and we had to admit, this car resembled a somewhat unfortunate-looking shark.
This Stutz monstrosity was first developed in 1972 and was called the Blackhawk. We couldn’t figure out what the designers were looking for with this vehicle, even 40 years later. Its height of 19 feet (nearly 6 meters) was absurd. As it turned out, this car was idolized by Elvis, aka the King himself. Apart from its hideous exterior, this abomination of a vehicle was much too costly – in 2017, it cost more than $120,000. The price tag was outrageous — especially given the relatively unknown make of this car.
Although Chrysler is a respectable car manufacturer overall, with this one, they truly missed the ball. The PT Cruiser, to say the least, is … a disappointment. We don’t know much about the car’s performance, but the concept is a complete and total failure from what we can see.
For at least naming it appropriately, whoever created this abomination deserves an award. The Brubaker Box was as hideous as a car could be. It honestly looked like a terrible van that had been drawn to live by a child. It was an oddly-shaped box on wheels. Others would say that it looked like a Klondike bar of gold. No matter how we looked, this van could be useful in the case of a nuclear war. In any case, we needed to say that we were going to pass this one on.
This little mishap appeared like a mix of a boat, car, and motorcycle, and not in the right way. The Reliant Robin was one of the most famous fiberglass cars ever and had won a place in Top Car Magazine’s list of the world’s nastiest cars these days. This car was designed in 1973 to replace the Reliant Regal. We had nothing else to say about this than it was simply ugly.
2010 Veritas RS III
By 2010, Vermot AG had not been involved for 60 or so years in the automotive industry. They wanted to make a serious comeback that year. All we could tell you was that we wish they hadn’t. They produced a car that looked like a genuine beast – the 2010 Veritas RS III. The car looked like someone pushed the wrong key and inadvertently summoned a demon, despite its simple horrific nature.
The Nissan Cube
Did you ever wish to own a car that looked like an authentic cube? No? No? We didn’t either. We could probably speak for anyone else, which is why, in the first place, we could not figure out just why Nissan built this vehicle. This car is named The Nissan Cube, as its name would suggest. Despite having started making this car back in 1998, we could get a glimpse of one on the road to this day.
Weber Sportscars aka ‘Faster One’
This disastrous car was the poor attempt Switzerland made back in 2008 to usurp the Veyron as the quickest street-legal car. The Weber Sportscar, aka Faster One, was branded this. Unfortunately, until unleashing it into the world, they couldn’t sort out its architecture. While car designs improved by 2008, this car had become a strong indication that not everyone understood the design memo.
Panoz Abruzzi ‘Spirit of Le Mans’
Here we have a perfect illustration of what not to do in the design of a sports car. The horror had come with a price tag of £330,000. Yeah, you read the number correctly. The ‘Spirit of Le Mans’ Panoz Abruzzi was only intended to produce 81 units. We should thank our lucky stars, though, that this car never saw daylight, as it merely died out during the prototype.
Although we might equate France with fine wine, perfume, and fashion, this car was proof that the country did not have it all. Citroën agreed, in 1961, to create the Ami. We very much wish they hadn’t. The enormous headlamps and unusual body shape, which they called the notchback, did little to support the terrible design. Whenever we glanced at it, we could not help but sigh painfully.
We could not find the right words to describe this car. Fiat took an aggressive decision to build and develop the Multipla. On purpose. Let that fact sink in for a while. This car was launched in 1998 and ran through to 2010. We could still see a few of them wandering the streets even today. It looked honestly like a car version of someone trying to suppress a sneeze.
There was a time when a priest woke up one sunny morning in 1957 and wanted to make the safest car ever. The rationale behind that decision was the high death rate caused by car accidents. Although the idea was good, even fantastic, it wasn’t right how he executed it. The Aurora came out. We wished someone had told the priest how disgusting this car was.
2011 Nissan Leaf
We ought to ask, was anyone at Nissan aware of what cars would be released? Another example of a creative concept gone wrong was the model. Although we admired them for attempting to build something new and exciting, this was not the way to do it.
1973 Austin Allegro
We were aware that the car was very successful at the time of its release, but looking back, we could not help but ask why. It looked pretty much like a carton on wheels. In the ’70s, weren’t there better family car options? We should at least be glad that car designs have come a long way since then.
1959 Ford Anglia
This car was evidence that mistakes could be made by even the best of us. While it was not the worst thing we had seen, the 1959 Ford Anglia was pretty terrible. It had that awkward body form that wasn’t quite boxy and yet, was not well-designed either. Ultimately, we scored this model 2/10.
1990 Chrysler Imperial
When we glanced at this vehicle, all we saw was a sedan version of a casket. The 1990 Chrysler Imperial was a black and boxy design that appeared as it would only be appropriate for a funeral. We were just glad Chrysler had revamped its styles since then.
1975 Ford Granada
This car would be for you if you ever wanted to drive a box with a grill and some wheels on it. Otherwise, we could not understand how Ford tried to build this model. A literal box seemed to be the inspiration for the design of the 1975 Granada.
It seemed like people thought that the 1957 Trabant was a good idea, but now they might be regretting it completely. It was not the worst car we had ever seen, but it was certainly bad enough to warrant a place on the list. Anything from physical form to color selection was incorrect.
1996 Suzuki X90
The Suzuki X90 in 1996 did seem to embody all the horrible ideas that car designers ever had into one hideous little thing. Not only was it unbearably small, but it looked like it was supposed to be a sports car with a hideous exterior that was cursed.
1973 Oldsmobile Omega
You’re lucky if you’ve ever wanted to drive what can be described only as a cowboy car. The 1973 Oldsmobile Omega was just that – a car that had been badly designed and had a rather unfortunate look.
2007 Jeep Compass
We would be willing to bet that Jeep profoundly regretted the 2007 Jeep Compass. Although their cool designs were established to the company, they seriously messed up with this one. The 2007 Jeep Compass appeared like an inflated version of their sharp, classic Jeep design.
1986 Hyundai Excel
Remember when we were young, and we drew cars that looked like bricks? The real-life version of that would be this car here. The Hyundai Excel of 1986 was not the best way to start their production career. Thankfully they had come a long way since this incident.
The AMC Pacer was all the buzz back when it came out in 1975. It was described as ‘futuristic,” bold,’ and ‘unique’ by the media. The AMC produced an electric version of the model due to the gasoline crisis of the 1970s. We couldn’t honestly figure out why this car was so trendy. Looking at it, everything that we saw was a weird car.
While some of the more spectacular classics in the ’30s emerged from French design studios, the French lost their touch by the early ’80s. The Renault Fuego was a lame attempt at a sports coupe. The more we looked at it, the more disgusting it appeared, as with many terrible cars.
Due to its unfortunate exterior, this car had become something of a mascot among hideous vehicles. The architecture of the Pontiac Aztek looked as though it was unwillingly put together by three designers who weren’t on good terms. It had too many aspects that didn’t even work together.
Nissan was aiming for a retro-style look for the Nissan S- Cargo. However, it looked more like an actual snail and not in a positive manner. The S-Cargo would probably be able to do the job of transporting things, but be honest – would anyone like to be seen driving this car?
Whether we believed it or not, the strange-looking box has been among the most famous electric cars in the US. With a maximum speed of 39 miles per hour, when it was published in 1974, we could understand why it did not catch on. For some reason, the designers thought a triangular golf cart-inspired concept was a good idea and went for it.
From Australia, Lightburn Zeta arrived on a smaller car than a Mini, with all the styling of a ’50s Cadillac. Because the body was made of fiberglass, the vehicles they built allowed designers to be more innovative. Unfortunately, with the Zeta, it didn’t end well. Not only was the architecture less than satisfactory, but driving it wasn’t enjoyable because the engine wasn’t lovely at all.
The Toyota MasterAce resembled a Japanese version of Volkswagen’s classic microbus. The MasterAce was the initial response of Toyota to Chrysler’s minivan back in 1983. Let’s put it another way – Toyota was a fantastic manufacturer of vehicles, but that van was just not looking fabulous.
BRAT was an acronym that meant Bi-drive Recreational All-terrain Transporter. We would say, for this car, the abbreviation was far more fitting. Manufactured in the 1970s by Subaru, the Brat was one which we’re glad was no longer around.
Was this a coincidence that Plymouth died shortly after the release of the Prowler? We think not. Although the brand was trying to make a ’50s-inspired American hot rod, it just didn’t work out. With its horrible nature, a Prowler would cost a substantial amount of cash.
1948 Studebaker Convertible
Although it might not be the worst car we had seen so far, to say the least, the Studebaker Convertible of 1948 also wasn’t perfect. It looked pretty much like a generic ’50s convertible that was mistakenly downsized.
Someone who thought a convertible truck was a smart idea had not seen a clown car. With unbalanced and awkward dimensions, this two-passenger Chevrolet looked more like a bloated balloon than a sleek vehicle.
The Chevrolet HHR was a PT Cruiser ripoff and a bad one at that. Trying to change the style further to make it less noticeable was the least they could have done. But, alas, we’re trapped with this vehicle.
Electra Meccanica Solo Ev Commuter
What we had been trying to say was the car seemed like the designers forgot to add another half of the vehicle. The Electra Meccanica Solo Ev Commuter was an actual street-legal three-wheeler electric vehicle. The most striking thing about this car is that at peak speed, this could reach 82 mph.
Sbarro 4×4 +2 Concept Car
Although that could be a concept car, it was too remarkable. It wasn’t a standard 4×4, and in truth, it was a 4×4 plus 2. It had two additional wheels. It had many bumpers aside from the abnormal amount of tires, a terrifying presence, and just looked like something from outer space.
Classic British cars were referred to as stunning and exclusive cars. We did notice the exception, though. Meet Jensen S-V8. With its architecture, it looked like the Frankenstein of automobiles. It was as if all the elements had been drawn from all kinds of different vehicles.
As we probably could tell, the car’s designer wanted to make something that looked awesome and swift. Unfortunately, that’s not expressed too much in the outcome. It looked like it came out of a video racing game and flipped, leading to this style.
We assumed this car was supposed to look like a twisting Rolls Royce, but the only twist we could see was a snout-like grill. It looked more like a Rolls Royce cheap imitation or one that crashed, and the designers had chosen to take responsibility for it.
Aston Martin Lagonda Shooting Brake
It would finally be your chance to do so for those who had always dreamed of driving a noodle. The Aston Martin Lagonda Shooting Brake looked like a gothic hearse that unintentionally was spread out too far. It was certainly not one of the usual gorgeous cars that Aston Martin usually creates.
Marcos Mantis XP
For quite some time, it seemed like video games had been the trend. It seemed like the Marcos Mantis XP came straight out of one, except it glitched severely on the way. The car’s style made it look like it had been run directly through the center of its hood!
Marcos Mantis M70
Marcos just didn’t seem to be able to catch a break. Their designers must still be desperate for new ideas, even the poor ones, that they went through with all of them. We felt like the car in ‘Back to the Future’ was supposed to be identical to this car, but it failed utterly.
The Mitsuoka Orochi appeared more like an extra-terrestrial car. With the assumption that it could magically come together seamlessly, its layout seemed to be put together at random. The most impressive thing about it was that this car successfully made it to the assembly line.
Tirrito Ayrton R
Supposedly, the Tirrito Ayrton R was a significant homage to a famous racing driver. It had, however, evidently fallen short. Everything about it just won’t fit together, from the four tiny headlights to the too-sharp and geometric style. Honestly, it was a shame.
We might catch a whiff of Ssangyong Rodius on the lane from time to time. It nearly looked like a minivan in the middle of transforming into an SUV but failed and stuck, leaving us with this thing.
Stutz Bearcat II
It looked like something that Cruella De Ville would love to drive, completely. Any supervillain would undoubtedly adore this peculiar car with the over-the-top headlights and bumper. If it did not have the front’s unnecessary specifics, it might have been a nice ride indeed.
Was it a comb or a shaver? It was just a hideous car! It was a concept car unveiled in 2010, and we now had to admit that it shouldn’t even have reached that point. The car felt like an awful disaster.