Video: Smoker's Supercar: Five Ferrari Replicas To Uncover
2023 Author: Natalie MacDonald | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 13:59
Many people want to seem, not to be. Or, at the very least, drive an expensive luxury supercar when you only have enough money for an ancient Japanese hatchback. And what should they do? Someone begins to work hard and save money, and someone downloads a dozen or two photos with a dream supercar from the Internet and retires with their car in the garage, grabbing a grinder and more epoxy. We found five examples of how this usually ends.
Ferrari F40 from Pontiac Firebird
The American Pontiac Firebird coupe has a V8 engine. And the iconic Italian supercar Ferrari F40 also has a V8 engine. Apparently, this coincidence was enough for the creators of the car in the photo to decide on the alteration of the American under the Italian. They, however, did not take into account that the Pontiac engine is a 5.7-liter naturally aspirated engine, and the Ferrari engine is more compact and turbocharged. And also the fact that the American has the engine in front, and the Italian in the back. Because of this, the Firebird, converted into a Ferrari F40, looks disproportionate and strange. Nevertheless, the authors of the project did not hesitate to launch sales of ready-made kit kits for converting an American coupe into an Italian one, but the guys from Maranello reacted quickly and killed this initiative through the courts. Now you can't buy a kit kit, but this particular car can. True, the owner did not hesitate to ask for it $ 21,000 - about double the cost of a regular Pontiac Firebird of the same year, in good condition and without alterations.
Ferrari Testaross on steroids from Pontiac Fiero
The idea of making a replica of a Ferrari Testaross based on a Pontiac Fiero seems to be relatively sensible: at least both cars have a central-engined layout and retractable headlights. But the authors of this particular project at some point turned the wrong way, and the body from the Fiero suddenly found itself on the frame of the Chevrolet Blazer K5 SUV - with all the ensuing consequences in the form of huge ground clearance, off-road wheels and a kenguryatnik. What does Testarossa have to do with it, you ask? From her image, they borrowed the recognizable design of the taillights and side air intakes (by the way, they are simply drawn here), as well as the Ferrari logo on the hood. Maybe it's good that the plastic surgery ended there? At least with a real Testaross, this miracle will definitely not be confused.
Ferrari F40 from Nissan Sentra
In the gloomy world of the creators of garage replicas, it is somehow not customary to bother too much about the proportions and quality of fit of parts, but this alteration of the 1990 Nissan Sentr in a Ferrari F40, even against the background of similar creations, looks simply monstrous. Proportions? No, you haven't. The body seems to exist separately from the chassis, the racing buckets are obviously made of wire and polyurethane foam, the steering wheel was bought from a local auto market, and the creepy roller painting is easy to discern even in low-quality photographs. And you will be surprised, but in this condition the car was once sold on Craigslist for $ 5800. Sometimes in this life there are clearly more questions than answers.
Another Ferrari F40 from the Suzuki SC100 GX
The small hatchback Suzuki SC100 GX De Luxe has a rear motor. Almost a supercar! So the owner of Suzuki in Holland thought so, after which he sculpted a kind of Ferrari F40 from the small body of his car. The author failed to reproduce all the design elements of the original: there was not enough time, or the exact dimensions of the body. But he got confused by the technical component, changing the standard 970-cc engine with 47 horsepower for a more powerful unit from the Ford Escort. So this is a Suzuki with a Ford engine and a Ferrari design, and it was selling on a local classifieds site for 2,750 euros. No more ads. Really bought?
Ferrari Enzo from Ferrari F430. What? Yes!
And this is perhaps the most unfortunate and pointless project in our collection. No, it is made much better than the cars above, and much more money was clearly spent on it. But it is the last fact that causes bewilderment, because this is a Ferrari replica made … from a real Ferrari. Someone in Israel took an excellent 2007 Ferrari F430 with a range of only 6400 kilometers and dressed it up in a carbon (!) Body, copying the design of the Ferrari Enzo. Moreover, when the front end was redesigned, the original headlights from the F430 were retained, the rear optics were also standard, and there were no changes in the technique: there is still the same 4.3-liter V8 with 490 horsepower. But at dusk and from afar, this car now really looks like a collectible Enzo hypercar, and its doors open upwards, on cheap and hastily screwed on gas stops from the nearest stall with tyunyachki. As a result, the owner now has neither a normal F430 nor an Enzo. It's like painting a diamond green to make it look like an emerald. Was it worth it? The owner thinks yes: he tried to sell it for $ 400,000! But nobody bought it. I wonder why…
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