I only like a few. I remember seeing a Lambo replica and looked mint, would have fooled me just by looking at it.
But its problem, and the problem i think with replica cars is normally its missing the vital part of the car its trying to copy and thats the engine. The worse thing you can do though is finally upgrade the engine to the model in the replica, much cheaper just buying the higher end model.
People are going to realise its a replica when its performance doesnt match up to the badge.
It always makes me smile seeing cars with fake badges on them. I dont see why you have to fool people with the car you have. Most fans of the car you are trying to copy will realise its fake.
If you're going to replicate something why choose something as dull as a Golf? Replicas aren't my things personally, but if you're going to do it you might as well go for something that is really unusual. For what the guy spent making a 1.9 TD look like an R32 he can't have been far off being able to buy an R32 and then it's actually got the guts to go with the looks!
I'm pretty sure you could get a better car for the same money as a replica. Considering replicas are of good cars i'm sure that anyone going after one would be appreciative of the cars and so would prefer a better car rather a poser's car.
(Original post by gbduo)
Most kit cars are replicas, Westfield/Caterham/Dax/Tiger/MK Indy all replicas of the Lotus 7 to a degree.
Then as J.C. says you have the AC Cobra and GT40.
Then you can also get Jaguar XJ13 replicas. DROOL.
Ferrari replicas based on MR2s though? Not cool.
agree with you there. Someone round the corner has a MR2 based Ferrari replica, it just looks horrible, and is obviously too small to be an actual Fezza. Plus the disk brakes are tiny with the huge Ferrari rims on it. Looks silly.
kit cars, despite mostly being replicas are cool. Eagle Speedster....very cool.
Why make a replica of a car that wasn't particularly cool or good in the first place, or basing your replica on something that is never going to live up to the original, or even looks like it?
Anyone can spot a ferrari or lambo replica a mile off, they're way too narrow and short to be real.
Think we could possibly see some TVR based kit cars/replicas in the future with the way they're heading.