Are these the ugliest Porsche 959 replica ever built ?

The Porsche 959 is one of the most icon supercars from the 1980s.  The Porsche 959 is a sports car manufactured by Porsche from 1986 to 1993, first as a Group B rally car and later as a legal production car designed to satisfy FIA homologation regulations requiring at least 200 street legal units be built.  When it was introduced, the twin-turbocharged 959 was the world’s fastest street-legal production car, boasting a top speed of 195 miles per hour (314 km/h), with the sport model capable of reaching 197 miles per hour (317 km/h).

…the most technologically advanced road-going sports car ever built, and forerunner of all future super cars…Wikipedia

This is what a genuine car looks like.  Some consider it too droopy.  Too soft.  I consider it one of the best looking cars made during the heady 80s.  These images are all courtesy of Wikipedia.

However, due to the enormous price of these cars (upwards of $1,000,000 USD), many “enthusiasts” thought it would be a good idea to turn their regular Porsche 911 into a replica. And boy have they made some amazingly ugly, misguided and poorly made examples.

Here are some of the worst I have found.  One was even based on a VW Beetle.  Wow.

What really amazes me is that somebody spent a lot of time and money to build these.  Then they stood back when it was all finished and said “Wow, What a great job !”.  One of their friends should have been more honest with them.

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