Ghepardo: The Real Hybrid Car
SEMA, which for those of you not in the know is a car convention aimed at tuners and customizers, recently unveiled the Ghepardo, a kind of amber Frankenstein with the body of a 2002 Camaro and the brain of a 2002 Corvette. It’s a beautiful little vehicle, like something Optimus Prime would keep around as an under-qualified, underdressed secretary, until you open it up and climb inside, at which point the interior is revealed as an aesthetic nightmare and the Transformers simile becomes astoundingly dirty.
This is obviously a concept car, so we shouldn’t expect them to start popping up in our neighbor’s driveway. It’s just as well that they couldn’t sell it commercially, I guess. Any car you can only get by smashing two similar cars together belongs to someone who deserves to own it. Then again, I’m against any car that necessitates a fire extinguisher and looks like it’s seats were covered with real Muppet skin, so maybe I’m biased here. In any case, the exterior still looks nice; while I can’t speak to its performance on the road, it certainly wouldn’t be the worst-looking car I’ve had pass me on the right.