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You've spent the past couple of years and untold thousands of dollars turning your late-model Corvette into what you REALLY wanted but couldn't quite afford, a Lamborghini. The car has all the outrageously over-the-top styling you could ever hope for with the bulletproof Chevy small block giving more than adequate performance while offering much better reliability and durability. The interior has been customized to match, as much as practical, that of the Italian supercar as well. The one thing you've always dreaded, however, was hearing an admirer ask you to pop the hood.
The dress-up kits that have been offered in the past were either fiberglass or steel, neither of which could match the look of aluminum. Being messy and hard to work with didn't help much either. Well, thanks to Lambostuff, you're one step closer to having a no-excuses authentic-looking Lambo of your very own. They have just released and chronicled the installation of a new dummy engine kit. The kit is made of high-impact plastic, using some of the genuine Lambo molds where possible. A full accessory pack of spark plugs, wires, injectors and hoses are also available to complete the look.

Although none of the kits are a straight bolt-on proposition, the step-by-step photo gallery and instructions found here, should help make it a fairly simple process. The main intake package starts at $595 with everything else optional. Real salvaged Lamborghini parts can be used or you can stick with a partial LS1 stock setup if you don't expect many of the onlookers to actually count the plugs or exhaust pipes. Either way, it sounds like a must-have kit for the person who has already begun the process and a nice way to get your car in on the Halloween holiday.

[Source: Kit Car Magazine via Winding Road]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Ok... Normaly Im ok with most things car... But not this... Its fuctionless, and really really lamn. Who in there right mind is actually going to install this crap on anything...

      Shut up D Man, I know what a Nissan Versa looks like, and know your going to be kidding.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Frank..... Come on Man!!!

      How did you get:
      "You've spent the past couple of years and untold thousands of dollars turning your late-model Corvette into what you REALLY wanted but couldn't quite afford, a Lamborghini."

      "After you have spent hundreds of hours and money on your Lambo replica, it will not be long before someone asks to see the "Engine." In the past, this was one of the most over-looked aspects of builders, simply because you are not going to find a real Lamborghini V12 engine to install in a KitCar and still keep a rational build budget."

      You know this is not a trend for Corvette owners!! People just like to put the small blocks (LS1..etc) in their replicas...

      Shame, Frank, Shame....
      • 8 Years Ago
      My god frank.. I think u really crazy for business...nothing else......
      • 8 Years Ago
      #5--Corey, total brain fart on that one, sorry. I saw "Corvette" and "replica" and immediately jumped to this being a rebody. Like a Fiero one maybe. D'oh! Never mind that they never approved a mid-engine Vette for production. :$
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm sorry, I don't get it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I am going to put this into my Nissan Versa tonight!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Waits for the first Honda owner to put one of these on his Civic.
      • 8 Years Ago
      My 99 Hardtop forgives you... ;-)

      • 8 Years Ago
      I can't believe that there is a tutorial on how to make a replica of the Lamborghini V12?
      Why? Why would anyone want to do this? So they can make a replica Lambo and fit on this piece of junk?
      Man, the extreme stupidity that people are willing to go to be ostentatious... it'd be nice if they put that effort into something productive- like working hard or studying hard.
      Perhaps if they did, they'd be able to afford something more decent than a replica Lambo...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Seriously, as cool as that sounds, who would pay for that? even if it would freak people out when you pop the hood of your Versa...

      last question, is it only for the LS1 corvette?