It has hypercar looks and General Motors power.
Despite being over 10 years old, the Bugatti Veyron continues to inspire awe as an engineering marvel. There are just 450 of them on the road, and the extravagant second-hand prices further limit the pool of buyers. To open the hypercar up to a somewhat less wealthy demographic, there are a flotilla of replicas out there. This one currently on eBay for $125,000 is among the better knockoffs we’ve seen but still hardly perfect.
Located in Florida, this imitation Veyron has a title as a 2005 Pontiac GTO. The seller’s listing keeps mechanical details vague, but the car apparently has a 400-horsepower V8 from General Motors and a five-speed manual. Presumably this is the same 6.0-liter LS2 and gearbox as the GTO. With just a quick glance, it looks like a real Bugatti. However, the longer you stare, the more flaws appear. For example, the front fascia is somewhat off, and the side scoops seem too small. The interior also doesn’t stand up to the hypercar brand’s quality.
The seller also lists several mods, including a custom sound system, motorized wing, and an adjustable air-ride front suspension. A 2005 GTO is easily attainable today for around $15,000, though. So the new buyer needs to decide whether the Veyron-inspired body kit and other upgrades are worth the $110,000 premium.
The owner of the last GTO-based Veyron replica we saw wanted $115,000 for a vehicle that still required a lot of work to finish. This example is a steal in comparison and also looks better than the Audi A6- or Mercury Cougar-derived knockoffs. There’s still something bizarre and cool about that Ford Ka-underpinned Veyron copy, though.