When thinking of a suitable intro for this post, I wanted to share my opinion of some replica builds without offending anyone, then I read the owners own intro and realised he summed it up for me with this gem: “The problem I’ve seen with many rebodies though, is that too many of them end up looking like accidental explosions.”
Regardless of what the body style is trying to emulate, the simple fact that we should be concentrating on is that this car is a mid-engine V8 sports car with a host of intricate fabrication. The base car, like many Ferrari replicas, is a Pontiac Fiero. To get the right proportions, it’s been amended by 3 inches, and a Cadillac Northstar all aluminium V8 and 6 speed transmission will take care of the momentum. Make sure you check out the plethora of technical drawings and DIY’d inbound suspension setup when you get to the highly detailed build thread.
Thanks to Youn-sok for submitting. Click here for more replica builds.
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I should be playing GT5 right now, but it’s been a bit too long since the last post for my liking, and I hate keeping you guys waiting. If you remember about 6 months ago I made two separate posts about some Miura builds that I had found after searching around the ‘net. Well, I still haven’t shaken that Miura obsession so another quick Google search led me to this replica build. It might not be the real thing, but you’ll be impressed when you see how much hard work the builders have put into this Fiero based replication, with plenty of attention given to the fiberglass body to ensure it fits perfectly over the beefed up framework. In my opinion all it needs is some more authentic wheels to compliment the quality in which the build was executed. Now, let me get back to GT5, because it’s the only way I’m going to get a Miura of my own!
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Each year, Grassroots Motorsports Magazine holds the “$200X Challenge”, a competition for budget-built custom cars to compete in a series of challenges, where the build cost must not exceed the monetary value of the year it is held in (hence the $2009 limit for 2009).
This particular entry is a Pontiac Fiero, a car known for being used as a base for Ferrari 355 replicas. This one has a different destiny though, and receives an electric motor slotted between the front wheels to accompany the factory standard mid-mounted V6, essentially converting it into a twin engine hybrid.
Thanks to Mike for submitting this build, and a big congratulations goes out to him and his fiance Vica on their engagement.
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