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Custom car company Porcubimmer Motors has lovingly reproduced the vehicular monstrosity designed by none other than Homer J Simpson.
Homer Simpson may not know anything about design, but he knows what he likes — and the car he designed for his brother Herb Powell's auto manufacturer in episode "O Brother, Where Art Thou" is a testament to all that is Homer-iffic.
With a US$82,000 price tag in 1991, though, the Frankenstein of a car managed to bring Herb's empire crumbling down around him. Features included a particularly lurid green coat of paint; a rear dome equipped with leashes and muzzles for fighting kids; enormous externally mounted cup holders; a hood ornament of a 10-pin bowler; a giant chrome, roof-mounted horn that blasts "La Cucaracha"; and more tailfins than decorum allows.
For the 24 Hours of LeMons race — in which a team cannot spend more than US$500 on its car — Porcubimmer Motors modified a superleggera rally car with all of these wondrous features — "La Cucaracha" and all.
The interior of the car isn't perhaps quite up to Homer's luxurious standards, equipped as it is when a roll cage and megaphone (presumably to help with the musical horn), but we particularly like the "Bort" number plates. And it definitely has some grunt — the car clocked in fifth in the 29 June Button Turrible race in Los Angeles.
Check out its wondrousness in the video below, and a plethora of photos on Facebook.