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!


Source: Yahoo

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  (528) posted on 08.9.2011

Yeah. They are almost the same. It is pricey too but still we don’t know how the car will work on the road. I wonder if it is a reliable one since it is built by hand. The package of the car is good even if it is a replica.

  (447) posted on 08.8.2011

It almost look so identical. I can’t really identify which the real production vehicle. I agree that he just need to work under the hood of the vehicle and for sure this replica is almost perfect.

  (692) posted on 08.8.2011

It seems that Duke just wanted a millionaire look for his girlfriend maybe! Well, let’s just hope that his passenger is dumb enough to know that the car can’t blast like a rocket speed!haha

  (647) posted on 07.25.2011

This is the cheapest Bugatti Veyron I’ve known in my entire life. I never thought that someone will be able to make a car with bare hands. This is truly a great and wonderful job for Mike Duke.

  (314) posted on 07.19.2011

Mike Duke made a good job on doing this one. He is some kind of genius and has the determination. Now, this car is not just a dream at all because this is a perfect imitation of the Bugatti Veyron.

  (401) posted on 07.19.2011

haha! Duke really made a cool Bugatti Veyron look-alike by the help of Ford Cougar. It will surely hit the road and eyes of many women. Nice job!

  (384) posted on 07.18.2011

Wow! I love pink that’s why I like this supercar as well. I like how they come-up with these kind of design! However, I don’t think I can afford to buy a supercar like this Veyron since, it was so expensive than the other cars out there. But of course, i wish someday I can own a car like this one!..

  (399) posted on 07.18.2011

Mike Duke really makes an impressive replica version. It really looks like the original car. For sure a crowd of women would love to ride on his wheel!

  (434) posted on 07.18.2011

I would say that it wasn’t look like a replica version. Ford Caguar seems to be a perfect alternative for a Porsche Boxster as a base. I wonder on what he has done on its engine.

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