This Surprisingly Good Lamborghini Diablo Replica Is Actually Really Cool

No, it's not the real thing. But it's no cut-rate hack job either.

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People in the car world usually frown upon replicas. Most of the time, they're half-baked, low-quality machines that aren't even shaped like the cars they're trying to copy. This Lamborghini Diablo replica is different. It's one of the highest-quality copycats we've ever seen. You should buy it.

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From 50 feet away, you'd swear this car was a real, actual Lamborghini Diablo. The proportions are all correct, as are the fascia, bumpers, wheels, and greenhouse. It's as low, as wide, and as tall as the real thing, and even sports the Diablo's iconic rise-up scissor doors and gated manual transmission. If you weren't an expert on cars, chances are you'd probably never know the difference—but only if you didn't hear its engine note.

Don't be fooled—that engine cover is a custom piece that's made to look like the 6.0-liter V12, but it's not. According to in Vancouver, Canada, the car was built on a custom tube-frame chassis using fiberglass body panels, using a mid-mounted Corvette V8, Corvette brakes, and a Porsche G50 five-speed manual transmission—a far cry from the original drivetrain setup. Ironically, the car is said to make just half of the 600 horsepower advertised by the custom license plate. The entire build took more than 2000 hours to build at a cost of over $75,000. Clearly, whoever took the time to assemble this car didn't spare much expense.

This isn't the first high-quality replica we've seen. This Mercury Cougar-based Bugatti Veyron came up for sale in late 2016—this Diablo might be a better execution, though. with an asking price of $79,999 CAD ($60,362 at current exchange rates).

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