New 2017 Dacia Duster rendered in GT clothing

We don’t know why, but it doesn’t look half bad

Large, black-painted flashy rims and red calipers were obviously not what Dacia had in store for the second-generation Duster SUV, but anything can happen in Pixel Land.

We’ve seen the new generation 2017 Dacia Duster in the metal earlier this month in Frankfurt and we’re willing to bet our savings nobody thought of an RS-version that would beef up the affordable SUV produced by Dacia. By the way, it never received one so far and it probably won’t happen in the future.

However, X-Tomi Design thought a little pixel manipulation won’t hurt, so voilà: it’s the Dacia Duster GT coming straight from Never-Ever-Going-To-Happen-Land.

This doesn’t imply that such a performance-hinting attire wouldn’t suit the new Dacia Duster design-wise. But again, the Duster engine range sees 1.2-liter, 1.5-liter and 1.6-liter powerplants moving the industrious small SUV, which kind of contradict the definition of performance.

A more realistic possibility would be if Dacia followed the Renault example – the French carmaker offers the GT trim for some of its models, like the Mégane – and grant the Duster with such a polished-up version without altering the oily bits. Again, quite unlikely.

But we mentioned Renault Sport earlier, so do check out the Sandero RS 2.0, a less costly but still fun-to-drive alternative to the likes of Renault Clio RS and Mégane RS. There’s a downside though: it’s only sold in Latin America.