A brand new Lamborghini Murcielago LP64 would cost you over $400,000, but in China you can buy one that looks almost identical for only $65,000.
The Chinese love to build their own Lamborghini sport cars, probably because the original ones sold in China tend to break down a lot. The latest Lamborghini replica to come out of the rising Asian country is of the stunning Murcielago LP64, and is probably the best one yet. Refered to as the Shanzai Lamborghini, this impressive looking vehicle is said to be 99% identical to the original on the outside, while the interior is “only” 70% identical. Still, the price tag of 420,000 yuan ($65,000) is unbeatable for this kind of car. Only you’re not really buying a piece of Italian engineering, but a really well modified Toyota MR2.
The level of craftsmanship has really impressed car enthusiasts in China, ever since photos of the Shanzai Lamborghini made their appearance online. The car maker apparently has his own workshop and even posted a classified advertisement for his Lamborghini making service. The reservation period for a Chinese Lamborghini Murcielago LP64 replica is 5 months, and requires an initial deposit of 210,000 yuan. Pretty harsh conditions for a car that can never be registered and driven on official roads. But you can use it to brag to your friends. The translated ad and specifications for the Shanzai Lamborghini are listed below.
“2.2 liter Toyota 5s and 2.0 t 3S engine, 100 kilo-meters in 9 seconds, top speed 2000, 175 horse powers, sound decibel frequency can be more than 90% identical. Body is 1:1 ratio. Interior is Lamborghini style, dash board is not Lamborghini.
Cannot get license plate, reservation period is 5 month, order deposit is 50% of the total cost, 210,000 yuan.
Power window, power wings, GPS navigation, backup camera, real leather seats and leather interior.
Interior can be done upon customers’ request, it is impossible to be 100% (identical as the real)
Interior and exterior color can be determined by customer.
Engine cover is not transparent, rims are custom made, original rims cost 50,000 extra
Car’s front bumper is 2007 style
Original car key cost 9,000 extra
We did not make modification on the original beam, so car safety index is same as the original Toyota.
However we added stainless steel, steel pipe and steel plate in the driver and passenger side doors.
We also added 4 point racing seat belts.
This car cannot get license plate, but satisfies all driving capabilities. However our factor sells the car only for display.
Car symbol, glass, grille, tail lights and exterior accessions are all original factory parts. New style of LED tail lights cost 10,000 extra.
Steering wheel is racing car steering wheel with original Lamborghini symbol.
All buttons in interior are all original Lamborghini parts.”
Real Lamborghini Murcielago LP64
via China Hush