German carmaker BMW revealed the all-new Z4 roadster at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance during the Monterey Car Week in the final week of August 2018. The Z4 roadster is quite a shapely car, but the people at X-Tomi Design on Facebook have rendered the convertible car with a few parts transplanted from the Suzuki Swift Sport hot hatchback.
While we’re not big fans of mix-and-match cars, this mashup between the BMW and the little Suzuki hot hatchback is something that we absolutely adore. X-Tomi Design has taken the new BMW Z4 as the base car but has transplanted the front bumper, grille, headlamps, mirrors, side skirts and alloy wheels from a rather affordable hot hatchback. Instead, this rather adorable Frankenstein (Yes, I was shaking my head in disbelief while writing that) of a car, get those parts from a Suzuki Swift Sport, thanks to the wonderful magical tool that is Photoshop.
The front end of the Z4/Swift Sport roadster catches your eye immediately, with the large grille and the headlights of the Swift Sport, reminding you of the front end of another two-seater sports car, the Jaguar F-Type. The only things that seem slightly out of place are the fog lamps from the Swift, though the front bumper itself seems to add a bit of width to the car, which adds to its appeal.
On the sides, the big changes come in the form of the Swift’s sleek mirrors that replace the BMW’s ORVMs, which frankly look a bit too large on the new car. Also added on are the Suzuki Swift Sport’s side skirts, which appear to make the BMW roadster sit a bit lower to the ground. The big difference on the sides of the BMW is the alloy wheel design taken from the Swift Sport, which adds to the fun look of this little lovable mashup of a monster.
X-Tomi have stated that they’ve only made changes to the design of the Z4 with the help of its photoshop gurus, so the Z4 should retain BMW’s 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine that produces 340 Bhp allowing it to sprint from 0-100km/h in just 4.6 seconds, which is nearly twice as fast as the Swift Sport’s 8+ seconds time.
While this mashup may not be a real car, it does show that sometimes, mixing and matching parts from car makers can make a good car provided you know what good designs look like (not in your head, but to other people).