Remember When a Guy Turned a Mitsubishi into a Lamborghini?
Lamborghini only built a handful of its Murciélago-based halo supercars in 2008, the Reventóns. Actually, just 21 to be exact. So acquiring one of your own is about nigh impossible. That is, unless you're crafty. Back in 2010, a man in Ukraine took a fairly pedestrian 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse and turned it into a convincing Reventón replica, using nothing but cuts of sheet metal, his own imagination, and some first-rate fabrication skills.
We’re guessing it worked out to a bit less than the original Reventón’s asking price of $1.5 million.
And although there’s something a bit odd about some of its lines and creases, the 2003 Mitsubishi Reventón is certainly better looking than most, if not all, of the homebuilt supercar replicas still kicking around.
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Instead of a massive 6.5-liter V12 sitting mid-ship in this Lamborghini, the replica turns to either a 2.4-liter four-cylinder or a 3.0-liter V6 (we can’t really tell which one from the angle below).
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But from the outside no one needs to know that power goes straight to the front wheels rather to all four corners. Happily though, since it is an Eclipse, a heavy engine tune could extract quite a few more horses from the aging coupe.
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