Why do people build replica cars? For the technical challenge? Novelty value? Or simply because they can’t afford a sports car, but can afford to spend days transforming their regular wheels into a more exotic shape?
The phenomenon of replica cars – ordinary vehicles made up to look like sportscars and luxury cars – has a dedicated following.
Have you tried your hand at building a replica car? What do you think of them?
Replica creations achieve varying degrees of success. The Ford Cougar-based Audi R8 featured on Auto Trader today is one of the better examples.
Modifying a car to improve its appearance is one thing, but trying to make a car look like a model that costs a lot more seems a bit desperate.
And are they not embarassing to drive around in? They seem to send out the message “I can’t afford the car I want but I’m going to pretend I can.”
Perhaps I’m being cynical. Tell us what you think of replica cars – and post links to any other cool ones you’ve found below.