This Ferrari Replica Is Hiding An American Secret

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Check out the wild Chevrolet Ferraro.

The Chevrolet Camaro is a big name in the American sports car market and is loved by thousands, but it will never be able to compete with the most revered sports car brand of them all: Ferrari. Cars such as the Ferrari F40 and Testarossa conjure images of sunset drives along the coast of Monaco, while driving a 1985 Camaro only stirs up images of meeting your dealer in a late-night Walmart parking lot. But what if you could combine these two images? Say hello to the Camaro-based Ferrari mongrel replica. This Ferrari-looking contraption was just sold on eBay for an incredible $10,000, and we have to admit, it's pretty cool.

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People have been building bad replicas of good cars for decades, and while some can be seriously impressive, others miss the mark completely. This one falls somewhere in between. This '85 Camaro has been fitted with a custom K1 Evoluzione widebody kit that borrows a few design elements from a number of notable Ferraris throughout the ages, and spotting each and every one of them is quite entertaining. From what we can tell, there's a bit of Ferrari F40 in those five-spoke wheels, a dash of Testarossa in those wide hips, and possibly a touch of 550 Maranello in the face. We appreciate little details such as the twin-exit exhaust. The whole car is also bedazzled in fake Ferrari badges, because why not? Completing the look is a lowered stance bringing the Ferraro approximately 1.5 inches lower to the ground.

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Inside, this Carrari features leather seats from a 2000 Firebird complete with power adjustment, Intellitronix digital gauges, and a custom dashboard with an open panel fit for an iPad. There's also a set of special door panels and a Ferrari-branded two-spoke steering wheel. At least this Ferraro has a bit of bite to match its bark: under the hood sits a Chevy 5.7-liter V8 mated to a 700R4 automatic transmission which sends its power to the rear wheels. Don't let the odometer reading of 8,773 miles fool you: the previous owner admits that you can add 100K or more to that figure for an accurate number. We love that this example of a bad Ferrari replica doesn't even try to emulate one specific model but just goes for all the good parts. We dig it.

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