Replicas are fun cars when they pay tribute to great cars. Porsche Speedster replicas are a good example. They use almost original parts (junkyard VW Beetles) and create a replica of a beautiful car for very little money. Things start to go a little bad when people take the never-loved but always underpowered Pontiac Fiero and TRY to make it look like a Ferrari. Finally there’s the completely wrong ideas like the Chrysler made into a 600 SL of last week - the car above definitely falls under the last category.

This non-R8 was caught somewhere in Europe. While the exterior may fool some of the girls at the dance club, the interior is a dead giveaway to it humble Ford Probe roots.

Some may think this is a good idea for those who can’t afford a real Audi R8, but at a price of about $50,000 for the kit, the owner could have had an genuine Audi A5.

And don’t forget about the $1,500 for the Ford Probe donor car. Because after speeding that kind of cash for a kit, you’ll feel like you’ve gotten a good probe.


Source: AutoGespot

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  (1024) posted on 11.21.2008

Anyone paying 50k on a kit should have enough to buy the real deal. Hopefully those with money are not dumb enogh to buy this.

Myles_Kornblatt  (169) posted on 11.21.2008

That TT car is just bumper kits and some black side paint. The one featured here is an almost entire reskin of a crap car to make a true replica.

The difference between the TT bumper kit and this Probe-based faux R8 is like using LB Performance’s bumper kit (posted on 11/19) to make a Lamborghini Murcielago look more like a Reventon and making a Reventon kit out of a Fiero.

Myles_Kornblatt  (19) posted on 11.21.2008

first??? What about the R8 kit for the TT?? does it not count because it was built on another Audi platform? a little continuity in your reporting would be nice from time to time. so maybe not the first but undoubtedly the dumbest.

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Myles_Kornblatt  (22) posted on 11.21.2008

Certainly not worth 50 large, but that’s a damn good replica kit! But seriously, is there a market for a $50,000 POS ford probe? Who the hell would be dumb enough to buy that?

Myles_Kornblatt  (4) posted on 11.21.2008

Im sorry, but it doesnt look close enought to an R8. 50 Grand! man, thats expensive!

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