The Stalker is a one-off that started life as a Lamborghini Diablo replica. Obviously things got out of handby Dim Angelov, on
To say that the Lamborghini Diablo is an iconic car is not an exaggeration, which is why it’s one of the most replicated cars in the world. Diablo replicas are all around and the quality varies greatly, with some being very convincing, while others being complete failures. Depending on how you look at it, the Stalker can be either of those. What started as a Lamborghini Diablo replica took an interesting turn and the end result is…well, see for yourself.
The basis for this ambitious project is a 1986 Pontiac Fiero. Pretty much nothing of the Fiero remains unchanged and even the chassis has been stretched by about a foot (305 mm). The exterior was initially styled to resemble that of a Lamborghini Diablo, but was later modified with sculpting foam to give it the look you see on the images.
Looking at it from the side, the rear section resembles that of a Diablo GT1 Stradale, which is longer than the standard Diablo. However, if you go around the back, you will immediately recognize the rear panel of a C5 Corvette, which also includes the round taillights.
With the exception of a second air inlet (as opposed to one in the Diablo), the profile is quite convincing and even features 17-inch, three-piece, OZ wheels from earlier versions of the Lamborghini Diablo.
Things take a turn for the worse once you look at it from the front. Here, you will find Toyota Celica GT headlights flanking a kidney grille that looks like it came off a 1990s Nissan. The lower front fascia accommodates what look like fog-light and turn-signal clusters, taken from an early-1990s Volkswagen. There’s also a roof-mounted air-intake, which like the front end of the car, is over-styled and features additional chrome-framed air vents, flanking the main one. The car’s exterior is finished in a very TVR-like pearlescent purple, which gives it a more mysterious look.
Inside, you can never tell this used to be a Pontiac Fiero. The whole interior has been significantly altered and now features a three-seat layout with a central driving position. There’s a gauge cluster, finished in a color similar to the exterior, which houses seven black-on-white gauges. The handbrake is located between the driver’s feet, while the gear shifter is offset to the right.
Flanking the gauge cluster on both sides are two LCD displays. The interior, more or less, looks like how a 12-year-old would modify a car in “Need For Speed Underground 2”. Passengers can also rest their feet on the cut-down truck footrests, located in the footwell.
As for the engine, the Stalker is motivated by a Chevrolet 350 V-8, with a custom air intake, made from two-inch exhaust tubes. No figures have been given, but the 350 unit presumably makes around 326 horsepower and over 360 pound-feet (488 Nm).
The Stalker started life as a Lamborghini Diablo replica, based on a Pontiac Fiero. Since, it has deviated from its original purpose and “evolved” into something else. Given that it’s a Diablo replica and not a real one, I guess you could say, it’s a guilt-free pass to butcher a perfectly good exotic car, or in this case, something that’s trying to be one. With that being said, the Stalker may just be the ultimate, automotive trolling machine.