Supercar replicas often fall short when it comes to what’s under the hood.
It seems crazy to go to all that effort creating something that resembles the real thing, only to drop a small engine in with lackluster performance.
The person behind this Lamborghini Aventador replica has gone about it the right way.
The Lambo replica started life as a 2006 Pontiac GTO.
In the US, fifth-gen GTO models came with a 5.7-liter naturally-aspirated LS1 V8.
This is a 2006 model, though, which comes with the more desirable 6.0-liter LS2 V8.
That means its power output is 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque.
Ok, it’s not quite a Lamborghini V12, but it’s better than the usual four-cylinder supercar replicas we see all too often.
It’s worth noting that most supercar replicas are based around the Pontiac Fiero which is mid-engined.
The GTO is front-engined, so this Lamborghini Aventador replica has had its engine relocated from the front to behind the cabin.
The car’s currently up for sale on Facebook Marketplace in Sante Fe, Texas.
The listing doesn’t provide much detail, other than it’s a Lamborghini Aventador replica with an ‘06 GTO LS2 that supposedly “runs great”.
But, as you can see from the pictures, it’s got completely bespoke bodywork to mimic the Aventador Roadster.
For example, the entire front end has been modelled after the Italian supercar, and it even features very similar side air intakes and creases running along the doors.
The owner even went to the trouble of fitting a cover over the V8 just like you’d find on the Lamborghini V12.
The fifth-gen GTO was actually never sold as a convertible.
So, the creator of this supercar replica had to chop the roof off themselves, which is likely to impact its structural rigidity.
As for a price tag, the owner’s asking $35,000 for the Lamborghini Aventador replica, which isn’t exactly cheap considering you can get a reasonable 2006 GTO for around $20,000.