Cars you never knew existed

Gaz

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Location
Belfast
Drives
GT Horse & Cart
I came across a Passat 4.0 V8 the other day. I'd imagine 110% of Passats in this country are TDi's and I always assumed the most powerful petrol Passat was a V6 or similar, so couldn't believe you could get one with a mighty V8 in it.

That got me thinking about other cars that have surprised me. I didn't know Honda made a car based on the Land Rover Discovery shell .....



... and I didn't know Ford made the 'Ikon', a saloon Fiesta for certain markets



Anyone else seen anything weird? And I'm talking about run of the mill brands and models, not rare supercars where they only made 3 of them anyway.
 

Steve C

RMS Regular
The Alfa Romeo Arna. A rebadged Datsun Cherry with an Alfa engine.

Unreliable and pig ugly. If it had been a Datsun engined car with Alfa styling...

These were sold all over Europe.

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Lyons

RMS Regular
Location
Texarkana
Drives
X5 30D / MK7 R
Aye, loads of crazy Renaults etc on the continent.

BMW 3 series GT. I knew they did a 5, but saw 1 of these based on the new 3 series the other day.

 
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Gaz

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Location
Belfast
Drives
GT Horse & Cart
Saab 92x, clearly Subaru inspired!



Lynx Eventer. Like a Jag Hearse IMO.

 

Gaz86

RMS Regular
Location
Dromore
Drives
GT86/MX5
Loads of horrific crap in mainland Europe. Clio saloons, corsa convertible, some odd looking Pug 206/207 cross breeds, FSO Polonez, etc. Not even picture worthy lol

MX5 Coupe is one I really like though:

Something a bit FTO'ish about that lol
 

Gaz86

RMS Regular
Location
Dromore
Drives
GT86/MX5


Anyone else seen anything weird? And I'm talking about run of the mill brands and models, not rare supercars where they only made 3 of them anyway.
Looks a little bit like a Hyundai Accent only uglier (if that's even possible!!!)
 
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