Auto replicas have a pretty rough reputation in the enthusiast community. Of course, if the vast majority of them didn’t look so rough in fit, finish and proportions, maybe they wouldn’t and this beautiful Lamborghini Miura atop a Pontiac Fiero chassis is so detailed and so accurate it’s almost unbearable. to believe.
We don’t just say that. Before we talk about the outside, let’s take a look at the inside of the cabin. If you’re a hardcore Lamborghini fan, you’ll recognize pretty much everything. The center console, dashboard and door cards are almost identical to the real Miura.
Above the passengers, the headliner is even correct, as is the overhead control panel with the right kind of switches arranged in the period-correct three-by-three pattern. The vast majority of every surface you see on the inside has been specially tailored to mimic the original car while fitting on the Fiero chassis.
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Perhaps the most impressive thing about this car is that it looks accurate in terms of dimensions. It must of course look good because the builders have pushed the front crossmember and wheels five centimeters further from the rear, so that the wheelbase is identical to the real Miura.
The hood opens by turning forward as it should and features integrated steel to allow the fiberglass to keep its shape. Even the pop-up headlights work correctly! The rear hood also behaves as the real car would. Under that panel is also no showy four-cylinder or underpowered V6.
A new LS3 V8 crate engine has been installed in its place, which should be good for about 500 hp (372 kW). Mind you, there is one part on this car from a real Miura and that is the door lock. However, even that has been modified to activate a switch rather than turning a locking mechanism.
From nose to tip and under every panel, this replica isn’t just good, it’s excellent. Show up with this thing to a car and coffee and even the most cynical fan will probably respect it.