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Topic # 161922 23-Jan-2015 12:14
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http://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/news/65337682/200-ford-becomes-replica-italian-supercar

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 had to laugh at this, oh were to start, the shoddy exterior with cliche sparkly paint, or the interior that looks it was put together with stuff from the local emporium. Replica this is not.

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  Reply # 1220695 23-Jan-2015 12:22
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it looks like an average Boy racer mess.




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  Reply # 1220696 23-Jan-2015 12:23
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I remember playing Gran Turismo 3 and loving this car xD.
It is a shame that his attempt is very ugly.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1220712 23-Jan-2015 12:36
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Considering hes done everything himself, its a pretty good effort :)





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  Reply # 1220719 23-Jan-2015 12:48
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Totally agree. Bloody awesome effort. Fiberglass is a tricky SOB to work with and while it is imperfect, it is still pretty good.




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  Reply # 1220770 23-Jan-2015 14:00
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KiwiNZ: it looks like an average Boy racer mess.


Aww come on!  Like you've built anything remotely like that in your spare time ?  It's an awesome project, see it for the effort put into it.

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  Reply # 1220825 23-Jan-2015 14:52
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Awesome effort...But I probably wouldn't classify it as a replica.  It would turn heads rolling down the street though!  Even if it was for all the wrong reasons.





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  Reply # 1220894 23-Jan-2015 16:20
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DravidDavid: Awesome effort...But I probably wouldn't classify it as a replica.  It would turn heads rolling down the street though!  Even if it was for all the wrong reasons.


Agree that it's an awesome effort. This is a modern equivalent of a hotrod.

Pity he had to try to recreate a Zonda rather than create his own perfect car.


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  Reply # 1222196 26-Jan-2015 05:28
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Is it road legal?   Considering some of the terrible lash ups the Top Gear guys put together and run on public roads, I'm thinking he probably could get it past any tests needed to reg it, but on the other hand, surely some of those Top Gear cars would never pass such a test.  And while he has done an OK job, he has spent $30k and the engine still smokes like it is fit for the knackers yard.  Plus he appeared to be slipping the clutch in first gear and almost stalling it.  Why such tall gearing?

Not a bad effort, but he is no designer.  (Before I get flamed, I spent most of my working life as a design engineer at Ford Research).




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  Reply # 1222202 26-Jan-2015 07:08
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An example that demonstates the Gruen Transfer motto "You can't polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter".

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  Reply # 1222227 26-Jan-2015 08:16
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Does it have abs or airbags?




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  Reply # 1222412 26-Jan-2015 13:59
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he could have at least looked at the real thing ?

he didn't look like he was shot of a quid or two - nice house, a mercedes in the drive, ferrari in the garage.

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