Chinese Mechanic Builds Lamborghini Replica For $9,500

September 11, 2012


This is Chinese mechanic Wang Jian's homemade Lamborghini replica. As you can see, the scrap metal body has been pounded out to look like a Lamborghini Reventon. The similarities pretty much end there.

Wang Jian, who comes from a rural area of China's eastern Jiangsu province, pieced his motor together using a second-hand Nissan and a Volkswagen Santana.

Although some parts, such as the headlights and windshields are still missing, the car is otherwise fully operational and can reach a top speed of 160mph.

160mph? I find that a little hard to believe. Of course, the car doesn't weigh anything because it's literally just a scrap metal shell, so who knows. I DO know it's not something I'd feel safe in at 160mph. Or being towed behind a donkey.

Hit the jump for a bunch more shots, including the terrifying interior.







Thanks to rema, Solstice and Ed, who build their car replicas the old fashioned way: out of those little plastic model kits where you always wind up getting model glue on the windshield and ruining it.

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