Driving a $1.7 million supercar is everyone’s dream, but few people in this world can actually have the pleasure of doing so. That being said, there are some people in the world that will do whatever it takes to make their dream a reality and Mike Duke from Florida is one of those people. Duke isn’t a millionaire, as far as we know, but the 25-year-old has some ambition and maybe even a future in the automotive industry after putting together a Bugatti Veyron using a Ford Cougar as a base.
Duke’s makeshift supercar was hand-built piece by piece and although it doesn’t have any Bugatti badges and wheels that are a dead giveaway of its guise, the pretend Bugatti could probably fool enough women into thinking it was the real thing. Isn’t that a good enough reason for any 25-year-old to want a supercar? Of course, the crowd of women this vehicle will undoubtedly attract may shrink once they realize this "Bugatti" doesn’t carry its usual 1001 HP engine, but the original 2.5-liter unit.
Talking about his project, Mike Duke said: ""I wanted the million-dollar look without the repair bills, insurance, and huge up-front cost. I’m very happy with the finished result and of course driving around in the car gets more comments than you could ever imagine."
Nice job, Duke. Now start working on the 16-cylinder engine tp put under that hood and then you’ll be in business!
gallery: Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport