• Nov 23, 2007

Click the Lambo replica for a high-res gallery


For fans of the legendary Countach, the current Murcielago is its true successor and perhaps the last of the "real" Lamborghinis. It still has the longitudinal V12 with the transmission sitting in front of the engine between the seats and the obligatory scissor doors. However, that $300,000 price tag puts it well out of range for mere mortals. For the rest of us, Minnesota-based Vigness Motorsports has cobbled up this replica currently on offer on eBay.

On the outside, the creators have done a pretty masterful job of replicating the original, with none of the odd proportions you so often find on these types of machines. It even features the pop up air intakes on top of the rear fenders to feed air to the engine. It's only when you look at the interior and under the engine cover, that you see the limitations of doing such a vehicle on a limited budget. The interior almost makes you long for the cheap plastic of a Jeep Compass. While twelve cylinders may be a bit much to ask for, something at least a little better than what appears to be an old throttle body-injected GM truck engine should probably be installed in the back end. If you have to go cheap, at least go with an older pre-emissions carbureted motor. On the upside, the front air suspension can lift the nose over speed bumps and steep driveways. Check out the video after the jump.

[Source: eBay via CarScoop]




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      • 7 Years Ago
      Trying to pick up girls in this would be kind of like trying to impress women by stuffing a sock in your pants. They might be fooled at first, until they get inside. Then you'll just be humiliated.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Tacky with a capital T. It wouldn't be so bad if they hadn't chinced on the interior and motor. It makes you wonder if they saved pennies by not welding up the chassis or something. I wouldn't want to drive it, let alone own it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      As lame as replicas are, that's a seriously nice job on the exterior. But what is UP with that motor?!?!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I wonder if they got a Hybrid Model??? I'd buy that! Throw in a toyota synergy drive motor in there and some batteries! Woo Hoo!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well guys, I'm now the owner of this car. I'm rebuilding the suspension, interior, and replacing the transmission. The engine is cleaned up and will be a good reliable unit until I upgrade it to an LS. Screw all you guys with all your bs comments. Not a one of you has a car this good. I happen to like american mechanical and italian style. I think the reason you're putting this car down is because you have obvious ego problems.
      • 7 Years Ago
      cool
      • 7 Years Ago
      let's see how long it takes for lambo's attorneys to come calling - 9. 8. 7 .6. 5. 4...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Outside, it looks cool.

      The interior looks looks like it was salvaged from a fire! Melted vinyl everywhere!
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 7 Years Ago
      Things are getting a bit hostile. Very good looking replica Lamborghini for those who will never be able to afford a real one. and that is the whole point behind a high dollar replica like this one the people who buy one of these realize they will NEVER be able to afford a real one and want a taste of what it's like. It's like a expensive version of buying a BMW and throwing M badges on it only it's a lambo and you can't throw some badges on your VW and trick people in to thinking it's a Murcielago
      • 7 Years Ago
      Are those Mugen seats? bwaaahahahaha
        • 7 Years Ago
        Thats so damn hilarious! What a wrong place for such seats. What makes it even funnier is that they are probably Recaro replicas... HaHaHaHa!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Fake Lambo. Fake Rolex. Fake Prada. Fake eyelashes. Fake Breasts. Fake Youth (facelift). You can even RENT expensive designer garbage to make you LOOK like something you're not.......But some of us will ALWAYS know the difference. Park your fake Lambo next to your mobile home, nobody will know it's not real.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Some of us happen to like at least one of those fakes
        • 7 Years Ago
        Haha it'd better be the Lambo you mean, Guenther. Fake EVERYTHING is just fake. But, we do have to appreciate the workmanship that went into the exterior. The rest of it however, well, just looks like they ran out of money.
      • 7 Years Ago
      How do you say, "Piece of Sh*t" in Italian?
        • 7 Years Ago
        pezzo di merda.
        • 7 Years Ago
        no, nobody would say "pezzo di merda". you can't translate piece of s**t into italian directly. the closest thing you can say is "e una merda"
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow, a little too much hostility, fellow commenters.
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