Sure, it only slightly resembles a real Lamborghini Reventon, but it’s the ingenuity that counts with mechanic Wang Jian’s creation. Simply put, he spent $9500 – $1000 scrounging for old Nissan and Volkswagen parts to piece together the Reventon-like creation you see above. Best of all, it’s actually drivable, though not legally. Continue reading for a video, more information, and additional pictures.
The 28-year-old, who developed a passion for cars as a young child, began his attempt to build his very own replica supercar in May last year when he bought a secondhand Volkswagen. After first building a small model of the Lamborghini Reventon Mr Wang set to work on a full-sized version by re-welding the chassis and shifting the engine from the front of the vehicle to the back. Although the work is now complete, the auto repair man is unable to cruise down the road in his mean machine because he cannot get a licence and instead uses it to transport fertiliser.
Mr Wang said building a supercar was something he had always wanted to do. He said: ‘I searched online and found this car is very cool, and more importantly there are only 21 Reventon cars worldwide. ‘I often felt I missed something as I wanted to build a unique car of my own.’ Mr Wang, who has loved cars from an early age and trained to be a mechanic at 16, built the vehicle for just £6,000, which is £834,000 less than the sale price of the authentic turbo-charged version.