Hi Folks, I am sure everyone has admired one super car or the other from Range to Bugatti to Rolls Royce and the likes. One thing strikes me. I have seen a few “re-manufacturers” who come up with exact same replicas of these cars and they are looking so good and price friendly that an individual in the middle class can really afford one. starting at $20,000 for a phantom, I see these cars flooding the streets of Nigeria pretty soon (if they are not already). One goes to wonder if most of the super super cars we see in Nigeria are actually real from the original manufacturers.
Most of them are fitted with Toyota Camry, Ford Mustang or BMW engines and I have seen a few Nigerians who are already in the business of building these cars themselves. (Although they don’t reside in Nigeria).
So, I am putting it to folks here, lets discuss what we think about these replica cars, are they good enough? is it something you can buy or something you would dare not even doling out cash to acquire? I really cannot give technical specifications but I would tell you that these cars are exact replicas of the original with exact same features both in aesthetics and functionality.
Attached below are a few pictures….what do you think?
Landwind X7 – Replica of Range Rover Evoque
This is the most identical replica the Chinese have copied. Launched at the Guangzhou motor show in November, 2014. From its signature body shape, radiator grill, lights and silver logo at the edge of its bonnet, its all Range Rover Evoque! The British company Jaguar Land Rover is not happy and wants to take legal action against the Chinese car brand LandWind. The Range Rover Evoque cost over £40,000 while the Chinese Landwind X7 cost just £14,000.
Geely GE – Replica of Rolls-Royce Phantom
Talk about look-alike, Geely Excellence also known as Geely GE is copy from Rolls-Royce Phantom. Manufacture by Geely Automobile, one of China’s major independent car makers. Geely Excellence made its debut at the 2010 Shanghai Auto Show. This Chinese luxury car attracted much interest for its resemblance to the Rolls-Royce model.
The replica Ferrari F458 Italia has a new Audi V8 engine with a tube chassis. The Italia replica has all the identical features like the original. This mid-engine sports car produces 600 horse power with the twin turbocharged system. You have your choice of interior and exterior color options and a three year warranty for only $29,000.00