Most of the glory goes to cars that either deliver big sales numbers or are iconic due to some or many reasons. However, there are also those that are known for a not very positive reason. They rose to fame for, well there's no better way of saying it, being too darn ugly. They did sell some numbers, but then 'Beauty or ugliness lies in the eye of the beholder'. Whatever led to the approval of these designs, we won't know. However, here are some of the worst car designing jobs the world has ever seen. (Image - top left: TeamBHP)
Aston Martin Lagonda Shooting Brake: It is severely surprising that we begin with an Aston Martin. Known for giving the world one of the most exquisite looking cars of all time, Aston Martin also gave the world the Lagonda, which is very tellably despicable to look at from every angle. To make matters worse, 1998 Shooting Brake version by Swiss company Roos Engineering may have been an attempt to improve it but proved otherwise.
Jenson S-V8: British classic cars are usually known for being quite beautiful to look at. However, what do we have here? A Jenson S-V8. Jenson has nice looking cars in its portfolio, but this one looks like all the body parts were sourced from different cars.
Bugatti 101 Exner Ghia: There's a popular saying: 'Too many cooks spoil the broth'. This car was the result of three automotive names working together. Virgil Exner was known for designing stunning show cars, Bugatti became legendary for it racing cars and Ghia was highly respected coachbuilder. From the back it perhaps doesn't qualify to be on this list, but walk towards the front and Argh! The eyes are sunken too far into the skull and what not. (Image: Madle)
Tirrito Ayrton R: This car is on this list for two reasons - One: it's diabolical appearance amd Two: It is named after the greatest racing driver the world has ever seen. It's a tragedy wasting Ayrton Senna's name on this abomination. (Image: Drive Tribe)
San Storm: This is the one we spoke of in the beginning, the only home-grown convertible in India after the Standard Herald, the San Storm. The San Storm was a sports car with limited luggage space and 1.2-litre engine that delivered 60 bhp which wasn't exactly sports car performance and to top it all you could probably slip your hand into the panel gaps. It never caught on, but if you're still interested in it, the San Storm can still be ordered from San Motors in Goa. (Image: Indiandrives)
Jetstream SC250: The designer of this car wanted to create something that looks cool and fast, but the end result of his effort isn't exactly either of those two. This looks like it was supposed to rival the Caterham (which looks drop dead fantastic), but the straight lines and pointy edges aren't helping it.
Fiat Multipla: We end with the ever so popular in the 'world's ugliest cars' lists car, Fiat Multipla. Somehow whenever there are talks of ugly looking cars, the Multipla always pops up in the head. It is quite difficult to imagine how did the manufacturers take a step back to look at the finished product and be content with it. But we'll have to give it to the Multipla for having a very practical interior. (Image: Car Throttle)
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