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10 of the Worst Replica Cars Ever to Hit the Streets

Vukasin HerbezMarch 15, 2017

Not many people can afford the car of their dreams, but what is there to do about it? The sensible types will probably push it to the back of their minds. After all, there are far more important things to worry about. And then there are those who are so obsessed with cars, they’ll sell everything and live in a cave, just so they can scrape together enough money for the right ride.

But then there’s a third way to buy or build something that looks like the car your heart desires yet costs considerably less. It is in the form of a replica. Unfortunately, some replicas can cost a whole lot, which is why there are so many stinkers out there. If you don’t believe that, here are 10 of the worst replica cars ever.

  1. Bugatti Veyron

The Veyron is a thing of legend, and to be fair, this Suzuki Esteem-based replica could become a legend in its own right. However, perhaps not for the reasons its creator would have wanted. The thing is, if you saw this car, would you even know what it’s actually supposed to be? This replica was a complete fail.

  1. Porsche Who Knows What?

Sometimes the detractors say that the Porsche 911 is really a fast VW Beetle. So, it makes sense to use the VW as the starting point for a replica. Well, not, in this case, it doesn’t. Unfortunately, the end result doesn’t know if it’s trying to be a 356 Speedster, a 959 or anything else for that matter.

  1. Pagani Zonda

The idea of a replica is to make something that’s supposed to be better than the vehicle you begin with, right? That means it would make sense to start with something fairly mundane. However, this guy decided to turn a perfectly acceptable Corvette C5 into a wretched monstrosity masquerading as a Pagani Zonda.

  1. Porsche 911 Fiat 500

You can’t blame someone for wanting to make a Fiat 500 look better. But, this guy’s not kidding anyone with his attempt at transforming his into a Porsche 911 doppelganger.

  1. Ferrari F40

There are some exceptional Ferrari replicas around these days. In fact, some are so good, you can only tell them from the real thing by their lack of performance and the wrong engine sound. However, this one they based on a Suzuki SC100GX isn’t one of them.

  1. Ferrari Oh No!

If there’s one thing worse than a bad replica, it’s one that appears to have had a huge amount of time put into it that’s still an absolute abomination. This one they based on a Pontiac Fiero is probably supposed to be a Ferrari Enzo, but only in some parallel universe.

  1. Lamborghini Gallardo

At first glance, this Dodge Stratus could easily be taken for a Lamborghini Gallardo. However, only by someone who doesn’t know what a real Gallardo actually looks like. It’s been said that there was a big oversight by its builder because the engine is still in the front. If that’s the first thing you see wrong with this replica, perhaps your guide dog needs retraining.

  1. Rolls Royce

To be fair, at least this interesting take on a Rolls Royce has a luxury foundation. It started its life as a Lincoln Town Car. Why anyone would want to be seen or even associated with such a dubious creation though is anyone’s guess.

  1. Subaru Impreza WRX

To be honest, there are worse Subaru Impreza rally car replicas out there. However, some of them are so disturbing there is the potential for psychological damage after viewing them. If it wasn’t for the distinctive Subaru racing livery, would you even know what this was supposed to be?

  1. General Lee Dodge Charger

It’s common knowledge there aren’t too many early Dodge Chargers still available for customization to look like the iconic “General Lee.” So many have already been used and smashed up in shows. But that still doesn’t excuse butchering a Nissan like this one, though.

There are just 10 of the worst replica cars out there. If you look hard enough, you’re sure to see many more on the streets and in local car meets. So, keep your eyes peeled for more stinkers on the streets.

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