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Why is it that people feel the need to saddle perfectly good cars with replica bodywork to make them look like exotics? There's nothing wrong with the last generation Toyota MR2, true, it's no Ferrari, but then again, you can buy an entire MR2 for very much less than a Ferrari 360; an amount closer to the downpayment, most likely. We'd keep the bodykit away from the MR2 and spend the extra dough on suspension and engine mods. If you really must project the image that a Ferrari brings (you know – this car costs more than your house, and I'll sell it for more, too. Yes, that does make me better than you) you could follow the lead of this MR2 Spyder's owner.

If you can stomach the truncated proportions that haven't survived scaling well, your MR2 will make a solid basis for you to become a total poseur. From what we can see, the car pictured has had time and energy lavished on it. The extra-wide door gap is not pretty, but overall, there's a lot of detail here, and the pictures show something that's reasonably turned out, instead of a total hack job. It's a very well done tribute, in fact. At least you can be fairly certain that the MR2 will have more uptime than the Ferrari, and when it does need to go see the doctor, the prescription's cost will lean more toward ibuprofen, not radical walletectomy.



[Source: Carscoop]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      If you got the time and money for this, why not make it into a BETTER looking Ferrari, the 355. It fits the MR2 body style and bit more and there are more authentic body kits floating around.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Ug. For the same money, you can easily have a new S2000 or slightly used Boxter.
      • 8 Years Ago
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      • 8 Years Ago

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      • 8 Years Ago
      If it wasn't red and had zero Ferrari stuff on it, that would be an okay little MR2 bodymod. I don't understand the whole imposter business...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks cute to me. I'd drive it, but remove the yellow logos and get a license plate that says FAKE360
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think this guy is talented. Misguided talent... but talent none the less.
      • 8 Years Ago

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      • 8 Years Ago
      I've never understood these types of knock-offs. The only people fooled into thinking this car is a real Ferrari are people you don't car to impress. So what if the lady standing on the pourch of her trailer smoking a cig while holding her baby on her hip thinks its real. Here in SoCal we have plenty of the real things, and fakers from inland who come to the beach cities are only laughed at. You won't believe how many times I've easily smoked a "M3" that hinted very strongly at a Civic in my slow RX SUV. The money would have been better spend on actually improving the car, or on some college courses to help them get a career where they could actually afford a Ferrari if that is their goal.

      Jim
      Community.MyRide.com
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wonder how long til he gets a cease and desist letter from Ferrari NA. From everything I've ever read, they don't look kindly upon their logo being used on junk like this.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I know a lot of college chixz that would think it's real.
      • 8 Years Ago
      VERY Fiat Barchetta-y.
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