It may look like a $1.7 million Bugatti Veyron – but this luxury sports car can be yours for only $125,000.
A supercar nut has transformed his $1,500-$2,000 worth Ford banger into this stunning replica of the Bugatti Veyron – which is now on sale for $125,000. From the outside, you’d hardly know. Basically a real Veyron. Just with 10 cylinders chopped off. This replica is originally listed on Craigslist in Orlando.
A resourceful Florida resident has somehow transformed his 2002 Mercury Cougar into a makeshift “Bugatti Veyron,” and the effort is nothing less than impressive. A specially-designed bodykit makes it indistinguishable from a $1.7 million Veyron and the interior has been re-styled and covered in leather. Plus, this “BuCougar” (or “Cougatti”), have the back seats, which a real Veyron doesn’t have.
But the engine is the Cougar’s standard 2.5 litre V6 model, meaning its power falls well short of the Veyron’s 8-litre powerplant.
Though the exhaust is touted as “throaty and strong,” the Cougar’s V6 engine is only capable of delivering a measly 170 hp, a very far grunt from the Veyron’s gnarly 1,200 hp. This means 0-62mph in 8.2 seconds and a top speed of 140 mph – a way off the Veyron’s 2.5 seconds and 268 mph.
If you’re tempted by the possibility of getting a Bugatti lookalike for a less than a tenth of the price, let us remind you of the genuine luxury cars that can be bought for less: Porsche’s new 911 Carrera (from $97,000), Tesla’s 2019 Model S (starts at $79,000) or the new 2020 Cayenne Coupe ($75,300).