This is not another rant about the never ending story of how China is the land of replicas & counterfeit goods rather the story of how creative and resourceful people can get.
The automobile industry has become very accessible for the average person; at least those with the right amount of knowledge, money, tools & passion. This is a Lamborghini Diablo replica, spotted on www.carnewschina.com built from scratch by its owner. If you cannot afford the real thing then you make your own from scratch.
The car started as a set of steel rods:
Welded into a chassis:
Dashboard is a bit off but it does the trick:
… very much.
The engine is a Nissan V6 Twin Cam 32, same engine that powered the old Nissan Skyline.
We have no idea how much is the budget but sure is less than that of an actual Diablo. Speaking of tight budget, another guy in China as well built a cheapo copy of a Lamborghini Aventador based on a Nissan Bluebird with a Cefiro engine. Unfortunately, the car was confiscated by the police.
It started like this:
To become like this: