I am ready to bet on the price of a good Mk1 Audi R8 V10 Spyder, and many of you who read this will be glad to have one of the Audi supercars in your garage. Well, it’s not a LaFerrari, but because it’s a cousin of the Lamborghini Gallardo, it has the confidence of a supercar and it’s fast and great. But it’s not cool enough for a South African R8 owner who decided to turn the R8 into a LaFerrari.
Cutting out old Fiero, Toyota MR2, Peugeot 406 or Ford / Mercury Cougar as Italian supercars seems to be done more often over the years. But slaughtering a car like the R8 V10 – it’s still a supercar – is another matter, especially considering that even the most inexpensive donor will cost you more than $ 60,000.
Of course, if the result is a completely reliable Ferrari facsimile worth more than $ 2.5 million, you can consider it reasonable. Unlike many Ferrari analogies, this R8-based car is rated at 525 hp. (532 horsepower) offers comfortable sound levels thanks to the 5.2-liter V10 engine. But this transformation is not entirely reliable.
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This is certainly not the worst transformation we’ve seen, and in some ways, you might even say that if you’re drinking six beers outside a bar and it passes you by, you might even be fooled for a moment. Although there is no exact copy, the back looks good, and the front is damaged by irregularly shaped bulbs. But when it comes to profile, everyone goes to hell in a V10-powered cart. The wheels and windows are completely wrong, and the wheelbase looks too short, which is strange because the Audi and Ferrari measure the same 104.3 inches (2.65 m) between the axles.
And, of course, you have a perennial replica bear, the interior. Beating the rider’s logo on the steering wheel knot doesn’t fool anyone, but at least the basic Audi R8 interior is good. According to the seller, the interior also needs to work like door hinges that are too weak to support butterfly doors.
It’s easy to hate a car like this, but I don’t think it’s as ugly as some commentators think, and as usual, I can’t help but be amazed at the effort I’ve put into it so far. At the very least, driving should be fun. But there is something else that makes you think. The car is moving Advertised on Facebook Marketplace For the 650,000 South African Randy, that’s only $ 41,577, which is much less than what you would pay for a real R8 V10 Spyder. That’s less than some people ask for Ferrari copies made from far fewer exotic donors.