|A self-made replica of a Lamborghini Reventon (Photo / Reuters)|
China may be infamously known as a producer of counterfeit branded goods, but one man in the Jiangsu province has now taken "copying" to whole new level.
A farmer by the name of Wang Jian, 28, used his experience as a car mechanic to build his very own Lamborghini 2007 Reventon.
Italian car maker Lamborghini reportedly made just 21 originals of that model, with only two distributed in Asia.
|People look at a self-made replica of Lamborghini Reventon in Suqian, Jiangsu province. (Photo / Reuters)|
Mr Wang's feat is being picked up by the media worldwide, with reports saying he spent a mere S$12,000 building the sports car. Buying a brand new original would have cost him S$1.7 million, UK newspaper The Telegraph reported.
The farmer loved cars as a child and had a dream of building one for himself. Using a second-hand Nissan and Santana, he pieced together scrap metal to make a replica of the Reventon.
|It's got a poor paint-job, but there's problems getting curious stares. (Photo / Reuters)|
Mr Wang initially left his version of the Reventon, which could reach a top speed of 257km/h, in its unpolished rusted state but has recently painted it black. The original was clad in a shade of grey.
Unfortunately for Mr Wang though, he would not be able to drive his prized creation on city roads, because he does not have a valid driver’s licence. He uses it to transport crops for his farm. China may be infamously known as a producer of counterfeit branded goods, but one man in the Jiangsu province has now taken "copying" to whole new level.
Well... I'm impressed!
He put in effort to make himself a Lamborghini which is very much look-a-like. :)