There’s nothing new about taking a fairly average, attainable car and giving it a thorough makeover to resemble one’s favorite high-priced, high-performance sportscar. On the contrary, examples of that sort of replica exist all throughout the motoring world, with some being much more faithful, tactful, and/or believable than others.
Today, it’s our displeasure to present to you one of the “others.” Based on a Toyota Celica GT (a base-model, front-engine, front-wheel-drive car with all of 140 horsepower to its name), this Ferrari F430 replica actually looks halfway decent from a distance – assuming you can forgive the exposed primer and lackluster white paint. The proportions are all off, but to anyone who hasn’t seen an honest-to-goodness Ferrari F430 in person or played much Gran Turismo, it might look perfectly passable.
Unfortunately, the facade melts away as soon as you start to really look at the car. The wheels are an obvious giveaway as to the car’s humble JDM origins, as are the badging, the panel gap, and the fake motor wedged in behind the seats. This would all be fine and well were the car appropriately priced, but with an asking price of $25,000, we can say with utter certainty that your money would be far better spent on literally anything else.