Man Convincingly Mods $2,000 Mercury Cougar Into $2Million Bugatti Veyron Lookalike

July 15, 2011

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Mike Duke, who might have the simplest name ever, modded his late-model Mercury Cougar (which I used to own back in 2001 before sliding it off an icy road, wrapping it around a couple trees and winding up in the ICU for 11 days) into a Bugatti Veyron. Basically by fabricating a giant body kit. Now I know what you're thinking, and it's true: you almost lost your Geekologie Writer before you even knew him.

Petrolhead Mike Duke, 25, spent nine months transforming his Ford Cougar into a red and black imitation of the 1,000bhp motor.


A specially-designed bodykit makes it indistinguishable from a £1million Veyron and the interior has been re-styled and covered in leather.

But the engine is the Cougar's standard 2.5 litre V6 model, meaning its power falls well short of the 1,000bhp developed by the Veyron's 8-litre powerplant.

This means 0-62mph in 8.2 seconds and a top speed of 140mph - a way off the Veyron's 2.5 seconds and 253mph.

Why? Why do single men do anything -- to trick women into coming home with them.

*fumbling around with keys, finally opens door*
"This apartment is dingy."
It's a safehouse baby, I'm hiding out.
"Driving that sports car?"
I'm a spy, and spy's drive fancy cars.
"Who are you?"
Duke, Mike Duke -- Her Majesty's Secret Service Center and Autobody Repair.

Hit the jump for several more shots of the in-process and a couple more angles of the finished product PLUS A LINK TO THE EBAY AUCTION WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE THING ($89K) AND LIVE THE DREAM.

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It looks like a million dollars - but this Bugatti Veyron cost only $89,000 [dailymail]
and
eBay Auction

Thanks to Asbo, who once converted a Dodge Neon into a rocketship and blasted off for the moon but wound up in a pond because it was waaaaaaaaay underpowered.

  • Jay York

    Where can i find the body kit?

  • Tim.C

    How do i buy this kit.. its listed for 2k usd on google.com i just picked up the v6 cougar today on 11/6/16 just to buy this kit.

  • Don Anthony Ferdinand

    90% of this posts is about people cussing each other out/calling each other names and not about the car and the topic at hand...SMH

  • If you need a car to get laid you have no game.

  • Stephanie Fameli

    Ooooh my God these comments are funny... lol It's juuust an article about a car. No reason to pull each other's hair out. No one gets heated like that in real life over an article about a car.

  • DumbAssElevator

    Sorry, but guys actually do.... as ignorant as it might seem.

  • Samel Thy

    A DOUCHE BAG WITH 40 MORE GRAND IN MY POCKET

  • Samel Thy

    why ya so funny??? first of all, go ahead and go 200 mph in the USA, if you can, and then make sure you put a cover over the car when you park it. So.... do you want a car to race or drive??? there's your 40,000 bucks. I'll be the retard with 40 more grand in my pocket. I can live with that. And a nice car to drive, by the way....

  • Redletter

    this has been done for ages just like turning a fiero into a lambo marcialago or however you spell that damn name

  • Ryan Castle

    AIHSDHGOIASF IM FUCKING ANGRY YOU ARE ALL RETARDS AFLKHSDLFHDSHG FUCK YOU ALL

  • stevewinfield

    TO ALL COMMENTING HERE. I heard that the local community college is offering remedial middle school grammar classes on Tuesday nights.

  • foxyhola25

    Save me a seat next to you will ya lol !

  • T Jacob

    true and guess you all don't have the guts to blow 89000 $ on a fake and are also mad at not having 2 million for the real thing ! so lets all continue cussing at each other just for the heck of it

  • Guest

    All you have to do is put RACE TIRES on it NIGGER and then YES, DRIVE IT AROUND A RACE TRACK, ppl dont know jack shit about anything let alone modifying a car.

  • DumbAssElevator

    Says Mr. Genius here! Great assessment of the situation. Please tell the proper douche bag way to mod a car like you?.. Or put one on the track? Or even put tires on one for the fact of the matter...

  • Arrie Mental Woodard

    fuck you and that word!!!!!

  • BRANDON OTTO

    I LIKE THE WORD NIGGER, SO FUCK YOU

  • Benjamin Schubert

    Had to pick the ugliest supercar in existence.

  • SSJ-Mad

    how bout no and fuck up

  • lol

    you are sooooooo butthurt over this.

  • Turtle

    better than a beat up old camaro in livingston texas.....hahahaha

  • Benjamin Schubert

    Can't argue with that, he could have done a lot worse. A 458 Italia or a Gallardo would have been awesome, but I bet he chose the Veyron because it's huge and was better suited for the car he already had.

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