"Long live the GK Tiburon!" has got to be the rallying cry of Galatea Automobiles, the company that's responsible for the creation of the Revision. Beneath the newly styled body - they're calling it a "kit car" - is a typical, everyday, underpowered second-gen Hyundai Tiburon coupe with leather, a V6 powerplant, and a sunroof.
The Revision was penned by Robert Fechtmann with the intent of emulating Italian style for a steal: $5,180. For the five g's, owners will get the new lights, hood, fenders, bumpers, and installation guide.All told, it should cost around $16,000 to build; in my opinion, that's about $16,000 too much to invest in an old Hyundai.
Regarding the car's hit-and-miss looks, Galatea says, "[The Revision] is more likely to be mistaken as an elegant and expensive factory car instead of being recognized as an inexpensive modified car."
So, how do we vote: fugly Hyundai or bottom-dollar exotic?
By Phil Alex