Warning Our website is currently configured to place cookies on your computer. For more information about cookies and how to disable cookies, see our cookie policy Hide this message in future

ITN Logo

ITN Logo

Chinese man creates own Lamborghini out of iron and a van

Report by Sam Datta-Paulin

For petrolheads, the Lamborghini Reventon is about as good as it gets. It is thought there are just 21in the world and they come with an eye-watering $1.6 million price tag.

That is way out of the reach of 28-year-old Wang Jian from Jiangsu province, but he has not let that stop him. With just a little under $10,000 dollars, he has created his own replica of the car.

The huge markdown has meant Wang has had to cut some corners - the sleek carbon fibre exterior has been substituted for slightly more industrial iron sheet.

And the mighty V-12 engine and meticulously engineered frame of the original have been replaced with a somewhat agricultural engine from a Nissan van, and chassis from a Volkswagen. The interior too has suffered from cost cutting.

Nevertheless, Wang's neighbours say it is a fine attempt from a man who started with nothing and did it all himself, and Wang has big plans to eventually start his own sportscar business, once he has money to do it properly.


blog comments powered by Disqus

Top Stories