These Jacked-Up Supercars Might Be the Sickest Off-Road Concepts Ever

A LaFerrari, Porsche 918, and McLaren P1 roll into a garage...
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A LaFerrari, Porsche 918, and McLaren P1 roll into a garage...
Ferrari LaFerrari

Ferrari LaFerrari

"Some men see things as they are, and say 'Why?'. I dream things that never were, and say 'Why not?'." While this quote is commonly attributed to Robert F. Kennedy, its true source may in fact be a demented madman from Tallinn, Estonia who is applying his artistic skills to the creation of off-road versions of the world's greatest supercars.

McLaren P1

McLaren P1

Rain Prisk has sketched out what the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 would look like if their respective manufacturers had the guts to offer versions of them optimized for off-road use.

Porsche 918

Porsche 918

Naturally, the results of this insanity are awesome, with the low-slung hypercars jacked up to unexpected altitudes, riding atop knobby monster mudder tires.

Prisk obviously enjoys yanking the chains of the easily upset, as he warned on his Facebook page before releasing the third of his triumvirate, "I think we all know which car I'm going to ruin next."

While we are accustomed to seeing high-performance sports cars hunkered down as close to the pavement as they can get, there is a proud history of jacking them up in the air to provide clearance for obstacles and big off-road tires. 

Porsche 959

Porsche 959

Consider the Porsche 959 that was built for the Paris-Dakar Rally.

Ferrari 308 rally car.

Ferrari 308 rally car.

And the Ferrari 308 built for the Monte Carlo Rally.

So Prisk is definitely onto something. Let's cross our fingers the manufacturers agree to dream of things that never were, and say "Why not?"