A Ferrari 458 Italia replica which easily could fool the untrained eye has been listed on AutoTrader.
We still consider replicas as futile efforts but this particular Ferrari 458 Italia lookalike caught our attention. Unlike other replicas which you could spot from a mile away, this one was nicely put together and according to the seller it actually contains original parts. The owner has not revealed the identity of the original car but we do know it’s based on a vehicle built in 2000 and has covered 51,000 miles (82,076 km).
Power comes from a “powerful and economic” V6 2.5-liter engine aesthetically modified to imitate the 4.5-liter V8 inside the 458. It rides on 20-inch black alloy wheels while behind them are orange calipers featuring “Ferrari” lettering. Other goodies include electric windows, air conditioning, leather upholstery, sport seats, alarm, driver/passenger/side airbags, central locking and traction control system.
Despite being a nicely made replica, it’s still hard to justify the 47,950 GBP (80,600 USD / 60,000 EUR) asking price.