• Dec 25, 2007
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With far more people wanting Ferraris than those who can actually afford one, replicas based on lesser donor cars are nothing new. Some are more convincing than others, and while we'd recommend a nice Corvette over a faux-rarri, once in a while there's an example that catches our attention, for better or worse.

If you're in love with the 250 GTO and don't have the millions it takes to buy one, this car might be the closest you can get. Follow the jump to find footage – nicely edited footage, actually – of a 250 GTO replica based on a Datsun 240Z that's set to the rather apt soundtrack of The Who's "Won't get Fooled Again", which you may recognize from CSI.

[Source: Busca Tuning via Motorpasion]




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      • 7 Years Ago
      Replicas of modern cars annoy me to no end, but this I don't mind
      • 7 Years Ago
      yeah! Wangan Midnight FTW!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Fiero Ferrari FTW !
      • 7 Years Ago
      Finally a Ferrari with a reliable engine. :)

      Those old straight line 240-280 Z engines were bomb proof. What Jag's XKE inline Six should have been, too: Reliable and not finicky.

      You could throw Webbers, Mikuni's and wild cams in those old Z's and just have a ball.

      I owned an early Z, and still have the most fond memories of that car. Reliable, simple, fun, and you could wind that six up to high rpms, and with the right exhaust that baby would holler with the most beautiful, throaty scream.
      dennis
      • 7 Years Ago
      as the owner of a 77 280 z replicated to a 62 gto spyder with 350 chevy i get all kinds of ooos and ahhhs,with outstanding performance(smokes my big block mopars)people who know real ones know they wouldnt see one on the road as they are $14,000,000.00 vehicles.really fun to drive lots of thumbs up
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd arther have the Devil Z than the Faux-ari.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Obviously it can't replace the real one, but that's still pretty sweet
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd take a 240z with a vq35hr and some suspension mods over this any day. It would probably be cheaper and you'd gain respect. People who know what a 250 GTO is would pick it off a mile away as a fake right away and laugh. People who don't know what one is wouldn't even notice you.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd rather have a nice Datsun 240Z...
      • 7 Years Ago
      So you take what is considered to be an absolute classic car in the Datsun 240Z and turn it into a plastic bodied faker job of a Ferrari. I think it would be worth more as a 240Z.

      Whoever does this to a classic car is a total douche.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Keep in mind the dismal shape many vintage Z's are in. A 280 might have been a better starting point, but there are so many where the body barely needs removing. It's a great platform for projects like that, because it has the right dimensions and they can be had for next to nothing. It's either this or the recycling bin.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks pretty good for a rep. Still, I would rather have the real one of each of the cars. If the 240 was a basket case with extreme rust I can see doing the rep. I would like to hear the car rather than the music. What does the exhaust sound like?
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