Real Simpsons Car

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Homer Simpson may not be an expert at automotive design, but the car he designed for his brother Herb Powell’s auto manufacturer in episode “O Brother, Where Art Thou” is exactly what he felt a luxury vehicle needed. Unfortunately, with the outrageous $82,000 price tag back in 1991, the Frankenstein car managed to destroy Herb’s business. It sported a lurid green coat of paint, a rear dome equipped for fighting kids, external cup holders, hood ornament of a 10-pin bowler and a giant roof-mounted horn that blasts “La Cucaracha”. Continue reading for two videos and more information about the real-life version.

“For the 24 Hours of LeMons race — in which a team cannot spend more than $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 Homer isn’t perhaps quite up to Homer’s luxurious standards, equipped as it is with 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 June 29 Button Turrible race in Los Angeles,” reports CNET.