35 Car Mods so Facemeltingly Ugly They'll Burn Your Eyes
There are some incredible car modifications and designs out there. From battle car mods to incredible concept cars, aesthetics are a huge part of the appeal when it comes to owning or simply admiring a car.
That's why the people who modified these cars — nay, monstrosities — have a lot to answer for. Let us know if you can get through the list without wincing at least once.
1. This gift-wrap Mercedes Benz
Posted this on r/gifts and was recommended to post here. What do you guys think of this gift wrap paper Benz lol ( 7days of work ) from r/ATBGE
Ok, so this car was actually wrapped up as a gift — and that's quite impressive. But please tell us this person won't drive around in this thing as it is. Please?
2. Thomas the can't engine
We're pretty sure this Fiat Multipla modded to look like Thomas the Tank Engine is going to make an appearance in our car mod-themed nightmares.
3. The Grassmobile
From behind, it looks like someone might have modified this car to be camouflaged in grassy terrain. From the front, it looks like a dad lost a bet to their son.
4. A Pirate Carrrrr
Pirate Car from r/ATBGE
This pirate-themed car mod disaster is probably owned by someone who read Treasure Island a few too many times as a child.
5. Can they even see through the windshield?
Hot Wheels from r/ATBGE
As online commenter BustaCon pointed out, this Hot Wheels style monstrosity is a "shameful thing to do to that classic, but a real attention-getter."
6. This Pink Panthermobile didn't pass the audition
How does one clean a furry car? These are the kinds of questions the people who make these kinds of cars don't seem to ask.
7. This is a very bad advert for Sprite
Basketball Beetle from r/ATBGE
This basketball Volkswagen Beetle car mod looks like it was designed by someone who didn't know how to handle a classic design — maybe they could learn something from the designer of this VW Beetle motorbike.
8. The Fruit 500
This Fiat 500 adapted to sit in a supermarket's fruit stall is a waste of fruit and a waste of a car — it's also as painful to look at as a squeeze of lemon in the eye.
9. The Limorean
Looks closely at this image and you'll see there are actually three different versions of the Delorean, one of them a monster truck. The "Limorean" is here because time travel should be accessible to as many people as possible.
10. This is literally a mobile phone
As Reddit user, Furimus put it, "this time Elon Musk has gone too far." Another poster said, "as long as he's not calling while driving."
11. Half Ford half tank
The Ford Tank from r/ATBGE
If this hunk of junk actually works, we have to say it's quite impressive.
12. A VW Beetle that has a hoarding problem
While we're impressed with this car owner's dedication to sticking a load of paraphernalia to their car, we're also shocked and appalled that they would do such a thing.
13. This just hurts too much
What have they done to this poor Mustang! We much prefer this $380,000 modified classic Mustang EV.
14. This wolf car battle car
Would you drive around in this? Maybe in a post-apocalyptic future landscape where it's important being top dog, we would.
15. Got any old trinkets you want to get rid of?
Volvo Style from r/ATBGE
This car mod has a part of a bicycle, an old license plate, and what looks like a cornice attached to it, all for decoration — just let that sink in for a moment.
16. This Kermit the Frog-colored tank
All of the goodwill that the tank-style tracks give this vehicle is put to waste with the awful paint job and the fact that it has the least menacing body imaginable.
17. Ok, maybe this one's kind of cool
We've already seen the limo Delorian, how about a jet limo that can still take off? Thankfully, it can't actually take off, or the driver would have to constantly look out for bachelor partiers drunkenly opening the sunroof midflight.
18. We'd hope aliens had better taste than this
UFO Beetle from r/ATBGE
19. A different type of VW bug
Another construction that's likely to appear in one of our fever dreams, this giant spider sculpture made with a VW Beetle can be found in Avoca, Iowa.
20. The Ferrari Frankenstein
Ferrari Crapzo from r/ATBGE
We're not actually sure what car this person started with. Is it a Lamborghini Countach, a Ferrari Enzo? If you had either of those cars, why would you want to do this to it?
21. Part car, part motorcycle, with the benefits of neither
This Pontiac Fiero converted to be part motorcycle reminds us of those toys in the first Toy Story that were creepily made out of parts that didn't fit together.
22. A Subaruwagen
Subaru Beetle GL4 from r/ATBGE
Reddit user Lajosyext describes this weird creation with the following words: "it's a Subaru GL4 front with a Volkswagen Beetle rear, has two Boxer engines, one rear and one front."
23. We swear this isn't photoshopped
As can be seen on The Dunsfold Collection website: "This unusual vehicle with a split personality was prepared for the 1994 Motor Show at the NEC to illustrate the versatility of the Discovery, coinciding with the introduction of the 300 TDi engine."
24. This SpongeBob Squarepants monstrosity
Don't get us wrong, we love SpongeBob as much as the next guy, but this is just taking things way too far.
25. This car's had a few too many beverages
One of those cars that leaves you wondering if it can actually hold up its frame, or if its exhaust will sputter out with exhaustion at the mere attempt of making a turn.
26. Another car in search of bounty
Anothaaaaar attempt at searching for gold with a terribly modified car. Is there some kind of pirate trend doing the round that we haven't heard of?
27. A life-sized toy car
Some people just never let go of their childhood. The owner of this fascinating example drives to work in this Freudian cocoon every day.
28. "Use the force, Luke"
Just in case you ever need to take a detour on your way home to take down the Death Star.
29. This winged chariot
What was once a beautiful BMW Z4 now looks like someone tried to make an angel-themed cake out of it.
30. A snow-shoveling Subaru?
Was it made to shovel snow? If it was it wouldn't do a great job. There's simply no other explanation we can think of though, for this abomination.
31. This car has tile but no style
Ever thought of modding a car with tiles as a tribute to the Alhambra in Spain, or to Turkish baths? Just look at this car and you'll realize straight away that that's a bad idea.
32. Probably the tackiest looking car in the universe
If aliens ever come to Earth they might take one look at this and then turn back after deciding we're not worthy of knowing the secrets of the universe.
33. This voluptuous automobile
This car is not safe for work, job interviews, visiting your partner's parents, etc. In other words, just don't drive this car anywhere.
34. Literally a coffin on wheels
We've heard people who have a fear of driving calling cars coffins on wheels. Maybe this was devised as some kind of bizarro exposure therapy to get people over that fear?
35. A pimped out Popemobile
'Popemobiles' are the actual vehicles used to safely transport the Pope in a glass compartment through huge crowds of people. This modded vehicle is either in very poor taste or heavily representative depending on your point of view.
What do you think? Surely these are some of the worst car mods you've ever seen. Have you seen any ugly car mods that are worth a mention, or do you own any terribly modified cars? Surely it can't get any worse than this.