This Lamborghini Diablo Replica Evolved Into The Stalker

The Stalker is a one-off that started life as a Lamborghini Diablo replica. Obviously things got out of hand

The Stalker is an obscure one-off. It's also a Lamborghini Diablo replica with a twist

The project was done by a man named Jim Michaud. Not much is known about him, except he went the extra length to create his own version of the iconic Lamborghini Diablo

It may not look like it, but the basis for this project is a 1986 Pontiac Fiero

While the Fiero is one of the go-to platforms for such builds, almost nothing remains from it. The chassis has been stretched by about 305 mm (approx. 1 ft), in order to mimic the Diablo's proportions

While the side profile is somewhat convincing, the same cannot be said about the front and rear

The side profile doesn't look too bad and at the rear, you'll find the rear panel of a C5 Corvette. The front, however, looks like a Toyota Celica and a 1990s Nissan collided and molded into a single car

The interior has also been heavily redesigned

It now features a 3-seat layout with a center driving position. Two LCD screens are fitted on either side of the gauge cluster and truck footrests have been installed for the passengers

From all angles, it seems the center driving position was the only emphasis inside

Everything else looks like an afterthought, as the interior is rough round the edges to say the least. Frankly, it looks like something a 12-year-old would create in NFS Underground 2

As you might expect, it's a Chevrolet V-8 that provides the power

To be more specific, it's a Chevy 350 V-8, which after some modifications is believed to make around 326 hp and 360 lb/ft. It also scores a custom air intake, made out of 2-inch exhaust piping

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Do you think it's better that what started as a Diablo replica turned into the Stalker, or should it have become just another cheap knockoff of an Italian supercar?