Swapping sweeping curves for ungainly protuberances, the new Geely GT goes in an unfortunately awkward direction.

First shown off last year at the Beijing Motor Show, the updated GT is headed for Shanghai, but no one's looking forward to the trip.

The last car was compared with - there were even allegations of plagiarism - elementally attractive cars like the Aston Martin Vantage, Alfa Romeo 8C and the Maserati GranTurismo. But this time around the comparisons are much less complimentary.

An unnaturally high greenhouse sits on top of conflicting angles between the nose and the hip, a set of 'whisker-like' accents on the front that looked so aggressive on the cat-like previous version now look vaguely catfish-like on this bizarre reinterpretation. Unfortunately this design is the result of readying the car for production due to the warm reception of the original.

Following on the heels of the confounding Geely GE, the updated GT makes us fear the coming of China's dominance in automotive output, not only for the economic implications, but for the aesthetic penalties as well.