Worlds ugliest racecars?

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Mt. Lynx, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. GTracer98

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    Probably some DIY racecar, can't find it's name anywhere. :p
     
  2. Liquid

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    Ferrari F310

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    A really odd looking machine. They did improve the nose over the course of the season but the whole thing is just odd. Especially those sidepods and air intakes.

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  3. Bo

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    K4GP throws up some, err, interesting stuff still.

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  4. R5

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    That's a beautiful little machine, and no that isn't my Kei-car bias talking.

    Ok maybe it is
     
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  5. Nessy

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    It also throws up some gorgeous stuff too.

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  6. Bo

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    Ah, Charcoal. Based on an F1600 with a full carbon fibre body. Often called a cockroach. :lol:
     
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  7. TVR27

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    How is this legal ?
     
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  8. Bo

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    Because without it the nose would be illegal?
     
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  9. TVR27

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    The car looks like a toy.
     
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  10. Bo

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    You can see about 1/5 of it. And it just looks like a bog standard Raid car.

    Posting one thread-worthy picture is much better than spamming the thread with random pictures and half-hearted attempts at Top Gear style anecdotes.
     
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    Was trying to find a full image of it buuuut...

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    I didn't find what I was looking for.
     
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  12. Jimlaad43

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    No idea what it is, but...
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  13. Bo

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    'Tis a converted March F2 car.
     
  14. GTPorsche

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    It's just a Nissan Terrano. Nothing ugly about it.
     
  15. FoRiZon

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    Lol
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  16. LumpiestFish

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    If it wasn't for the prongs being different sizes to each other, I reckon it would've looke pretty good
     
  17. R5

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    But then it wouldn't be legal.
     
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  18. Liquid

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    1987 March 871

    Not a fan of the semi-exposed engine bay. Weird ridges along the sidepod. The overhead airbox was a mid-season addition and makes the car look so bad.

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  19. SergioTurbo

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    ... Someone tried to build a miniature Mclaren M8D?
     
  20. Pupik

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    I think it was an F3000 car dressed up to F1 specs; it was funny-looking, though. The 3.0L teams tried various innovations like that (airboxes weren't common then), including semi-uncovered engine bays. Ah, when cars really looked quite different than each other.

    I think the following years' 881 and CG891 was one of the more lovely designs on the grid.
     
  21. Bo

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    ...No, Don Nichols formed Shadow (then AVS) in 1968, and entered the Mk1 in Can Am in 1970 - the same year the M8D was first introduced. The first design went public a whole year beforehand. The reason it's tiny is because they experimented with reduced frontal areas, which worked in a straight line (190mph at Mosport), but made cooling a nightmare. Fast enough cars, but they baked themselves.
     
  22. Kingofweasles

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    The Mk1 Shadows also suffered from a severe weight distribution-related problems due to having to switch to a conventional, heavy big-block Chevy V8 when both cars were supposedly built around Toyota's Twin-Turbo 5 liter V8. Plus, they were built around pop-up air brakes that were banned shortly before the season started... They were quite wild little cars, but I always liked them.
     
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    BMW M1C...ew...(only clear large photo...annnnnnddddd there's a marshall's head in the way. xD )
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    That happens a lot :D

    Found this one on Flickr.. no marshalls...

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    I'm more taken aback by what looks to be the world's largest Headrest. Its damn near half the cockpit.
     
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  27. Bo

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    The Tom Mitchell March 832.

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  28. Liquid

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    Another look at the oddly proportioned McLaren MP4/10.

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  29. Mt. Lynx

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    Am I the only one who thinks these new lmp3 cars looks hideous?
     
  30. MatskiMonk

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    I quite liked the Ginetta one from this year, maybe it was just the livery that helped.

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