At what point during the long process of modifying a vehicle do you come to the realization that enough is enough? Its a murky line that many people pass straight through realizing far too late that the beast theyve created is really just a big and blocky mess of metal plastic and scraps stolen from far better vehicles. Apparently VLF Automotive hasnt quite woken up from the exhaust-fume-induced daydream that is their latest creation the X-Series. Through the cheddar cheese paint the faux Hummer grille and the Brodozer wheels you can make out that this used to be a Chevrolet Colorado. In fact if you look through the rear windows you can see that the Colorados sliding rear glass is still in place. That means this isnt really an SUV but a pickup so loaded with composite bodywork that it sits somewhere between truck and Hot Wheels toy come to life. You see VLF has a history of ruining perfectly fine vehicles. They managed to accomplish something I didnt think was possible: making the Dodge Viper ugly. For all of its many many flaws the one thing that didnt need improving was the Vipers design. Their partnership with Galpin Ford in California produced a less offensive but equally brutalized Rocket V8 out of a Ford Mustang. VLFs third offering makes the most sense. The Destino V8 is the most reasonable vehicle the automaker sells. The looks are only slightly modified from the Fisker Karma from which it comes while the LS9 V8 from the C6 Corvette ZR1 replaces what was a middling hybrid powertrain. But the X-Series really is something awful. Even in VLFs eye scorching booth the big block of cheese really stands out. Aside from the grille and the wheels you can see that VLFs artisans took their time carving and sculpting something that looks like the bastard offspring of the Hummer H3 and the old Lamborghini LM002. The whole thing is simultaneously militaristic and fragile looking likely because its a one-off concept. There are functional bits like the winch in the bumper and the big fender flares that cover the oversized wheels. Those are offset by the odd looking rear door the inexplicable spoiler on the roof the quad exhaust tips and the upright C7 Corvette taillights. The suspension has been slightly upgraded with improved shocks and an increased ride height. We didnt get a good look at the interior but if VLFs other vehicles are any indication expect the most mild of refreshes. Because it was at some point a Colorado customers (of which VLF expects about 250 a year) can have either a 3.6-liter V6 or a 2.8-liter diesel inline-four. Both engines are fine though its unclear how much extra weight the pair may be forced to move around. According to VLF some mild tuning is available for the V6. If everything Ive written here has done nothing to dissuade you and your desire to own one of these I only have two things to say: first I dont think we can be friends; second youll need to pony up the estimated $70000 for one. That may be the most surprising part of the whole vehicle. Usually these horrendous kustom trucks cost well into the six-figure range. By comparison the X-Series is downright reasonable. Read more: The post The VLF Automotive X-Series is a reminder that some people just dont know when to quit appeared first on via Cash For Cars - Locations