• Feb 24th 2011 at 2:29PM
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Bugatti Veyron kit car - Click above for high-res image gallery

If you've got a pulse in your wrist and a snapping brain cell in your head, chances are you wouldn't mind parking a Bugatti Veyron in your garage. But for most mere mortals, scrounging up the cash for a physics-bending piece of 16-cylinder glory would require all sorts of unpalatable tasks. Fortunately for those who want to look the part without having to participate in human trafficking, the kit car universe has stepped in to save the day. All you need is a 1999-2002 Mercury Cougar, a boat load of fiberglass and a little patience.

Oh, and $89,000.

Is that cheaper than an actual Veyron? Sure. Is it $73,000 more than we'd pay for this car? Absolutely. For that low price you'll get all the looks of the Bug with a fraction of the actual performance. Buyers can look forward to a blistering 170 horsepower from a 2.5-liter V6 kicking at the front wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission. Don't expect much else.

This particular machine is up for bid via eBay Motors, with four days left on the auction. Act now.


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[Sources: PistonHeads, eBayMotors]


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      Rolls Royce
      • 2 Years Ago
      look, its a kit car, it is not meant to race, or put on car and driver's top ten list. it is meant to look like, key phrase, look like the real thing!!!!! Just like knock off watches, purses, shoes, jeans, etc. I don't understand how you guys don't get it!!!
      roadrally18
      • 4 Years Ago
      that must have some huge spacers behind the wheels as the owner has kept the original track width of the ford, that will be absoloutley horrible to drive it will just steer which ever way it wants which makes it a death trap. thats a really poor build of a replica, anybody can bond a fiberglass kit to a car it takes a bit more knowledge to built a decent 1. what a waste of money, if your gonna do something extreme with a vehicle at least do some research 1st
      • 4 Years Ago
      terrible car, but amazing body work. Hats off to that at least.
      • 4 Years Ago
      considering a "good" lamborghini diablo replica can be had for less than $50k and have real lambo wheels, emblems, etc and actually have a good deal of horsepower, how can this thing be $89k??
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wait, so you're telling me this ISN'T a Fiero? Kit car enthusiasts around the world are stunned.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Proportions look close to the original, but everything else doesn't.

      Why on earth do guys keep building these ridiculous fiberglass knock-offs? Do they think they're going to look cool in them?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Pay that much for a hideous machine that doesn't have the accompanying performance? right..
      • 4 Years Ago
      To be honest, I was never a fan of the Veyron's styling... it wasn't *bad*, per se, but it wasn't terribly enthralling, either.

      The main reason the Veyron is so drool-worthy is the tech and luxury under the skin... this takes both of those away, and you're left with... yeah...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah, this is so s***ty without that tech. Man, if there was that amazing engineering in a more attractive and sleek body... damn.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Exactly. You look at that Aventador just above this post and the Veyron (well, faux-Veyron, but you get the idea) and there's just no comparison.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Impressive how the proportions look right, considering the Cougar is front-engined, FWD and the Bugatti is mid-engined, AWD.
        • 4 Years Ago
        ...and if the FWD vs. AWD thing really bugs you, grab the AWD bits from a Jag X-Type (yes, it shares the same basic platform) and get your torch and wrenches busy.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Crack pipe!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well at least u could do the 3l swap an turbo which has been done hundreds of tine an is very common to put out 250+
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Good luck convincing Shelby Cobra replica fans that. :-) Better put on your flame suit first."

      Shelby Cobras are fully licensed and thus 100% legal. I have no problem with them. They are also genuine performance cars.

      Ferrari, Lambo, Bugatti replicas are not licensed, are not legal, and are as tacky as a Chinese Rolex...even the ones with corvette engines under the hood.

      Trying to pretend like you can afford a car that is well beyond your means just seems...sad.
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