The Bugatti Veyron is a modern automotive legend. The sleek speedster from Volkswagen boasts a top speed of over 260mph, making it the fastest road-legal car in the world, and it has a stunningly large $1.5 million price tag to match. Because of this astronomical cost of entry, only a few hundred of the vehicles have ever been built, meaning your chances of owning one are rather slim.
Now a puzzling question: would it be possible to build up your own home-made Bugatti Veyron? The answer was given by the American Mike Duff. 25-year-old Mike, used a 2002 Mercury Cougar vehicle as framework and started to model it until a Bugatti Veyron replica (Cougatti Vercuryon) came out of his effort. The project took Mike around nine months to complete, including all of the exterior body work and slathering the interior with leather.
Unfortunately the Bugatti-copy vehicle lacks the performances. While a real Veyron goes like the wind powered by its 1,000 hp powerplant, Mike’s copy could barely generate 170 hp from its 2.5-liter V6 engine. There are a few plusses, however. For one, Duff’s creation can seat four people comfortably, and it costs significantly less to own and operate.
Priced at $89,000 on eBay, this Bugatti Veyron replica is available on eBay Motors till the 29th of July. Speaking of price tags, this faux-Bugatti is even cheaper than Porsche Boxster converted into Bugatti Veyron about which we wrote earlier this year.