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Autotrader Find: Interesting Lamborghini Aventador Replica for $33,000

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author photo by Doug DeMuro February 2017

Today's Autotrader Find is a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster -- except ... it isn't.

Let's start with what this car is. Number one, it's for sale on Autotrader from a private seller, for $33,000. Number two, it's only covered around 3,300 miles. And number three, it appears to be a replica of a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster. But based on what? The ad gives no VIN number, and the license plate doesn't seem to return to an actual vehicle.

Fortunately, the ad itself gives a clue: It says the replica is based on a "Pontiac GT" with the LS1 engine from a Chevy Corvette -- but what kind of Pontiac GT? A G6 GT? A G8 GT? A Grand Prix GT? Given that the roof is gone, the Pontiac Solstice roadster also seems like a contender -- but a little research reveals the actual answer: This Lamborghini Aventador replica is based on a Pontiac GTO. And given that this car is an Aventador "Roadster," that means someone hacked the roof off a GTO in order to create it.

But it goes so much deeper than that. Although the advertisement refers to this as a "VERY good replica" -- with VERY in capital letters -- and also notes that the current owner purchased it for $80,000 "including upgrades" -- the proportions are clearly off for anyone who's seen an Aventador more than a few times. Perhaps the biggest issue is the wheels, which are rather small compared to the Aventador's giant ones.

Admittedly, some of the detail work is good -- and this certainly isn't a halfhearted replica like many you'll find. A lot of work has gone into the rear, for instance, and the interior has been dramatically updated. Even the doors open "Lamborghini style." But then I look back at the proportions, and I wonder if the starting point for a replica of a midengine car should really be a front-engine car.

Nonetheless, if you don't think you'll ever be able to afford an Aventador, this might be your chance to get close. Surprising no one, it's available in Florida.

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