QOTD: Is This The Bugazzi Of 2046?

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  • Rick Rick on Dec 18, 2009

    Surely it has spinning wheels, right?

  • Davey49 Davey49 on Dec 18, 2009

    I'd hope that "ShelbySuperCars" would have been sued out of existence, since it is just relying on the Shelby name.

    • Ronnie Schreiber Ronnie Schreiber on Dec 18, 2009

      I'm not so sure about that. To begin with SSC has all sorts of disclaimers making it clear that there is no relationship with Shelby American. More to the point, the Ultimate Aero is closer to a supercar than anything Carroll Shelby currently makes.

  • Ronnie Schreiber Ronnie Schreiber on Dec 18, 2009

    I don't think there's anything comparable to the Bugazzi today. The SSS Ultimate Aero is purpose built, while the Bugazzi is a tarted up Lincoln. Maybe the closest thing to the Bugazzi today would be the Bertone Mantide or one of the other rebodies of the C6 Corvette. Even those are a poor analogy because while George Barris may have been the king of kar kustomizers, he wasn't exactly a talented designer and the Bugazzi is a mashup, a pastiche of styling fads. Barris' most famous "creations", and the only two that actually had decent lines were the tv series Batmobile and the Monkeemobile, neither of which Barris actually styled (the Batmobile was originally the Lincoln Futura show car and the Monkeemobile was originally styled by Dean Jeffries.

  • ClutchCarGo ClutchCarGo on Dec 18, 2009

    The Bugazzi of 2046 would have to be one of those hideous '57 Chevy body panel mods of an '90s Camaro that TTAC featured a few months back: http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-barrel-fishing-edition/ Add some inappropriate electronic gadgets, an earth-shaking sub-woofer in the trunk and some nasty fabric/carbon fiber to the interior and you're there.