The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.
It's taken four years for a group of Iranians to thoroughly study the design and perform the necessary research, model, and manufacturing phases to complete the task. Apparently, that's what it takes to reverse engineer a Lamborghini Murcielago SV, which has been out of production (in Italy) since 2010. Someone should tell the Iranians about the Aventador. Anyway, thanks to Ruptly this fake and reverse engineered Murcielago SV is making the news rounds following its official premiere in Iran. Built in the city of Tabriz under the guidance of lead designer Masoud Moradi, this fake supercar actually does look pretty darn good.
Honestly, it's easy to mistake it for the real deal when looking at the photos and video taken from the unveiling. What it's missing, however, is the famous Lamborghini badge and, possibly, a V12 engine, though nothing was mentioned regarding its powertrain (if one exists). The rest of the car, however, is a near carbon copy.
Moradi told the audience at the unveiling that "all parts of the body, inside the car and precise mechanics of the car are manufactured and mounted based on the original Murcielago platform and its chassis is also one and one with the original chassis."
Instead of designing and engineering a supercar of their own, this team of Iranians did an excellent job copying Lamborghini's work.
"We selected a unique model of a superior brand, and tried to be faithful to the main features and even the simplest details of the original model… and to believe that our team can produce one of the best cars in the world," Moradi added.
Okay, so what was the point of all of this? Well, the goal was simple: to obtain the same level of technical knowledge and construction methods of supercars in order "to indigenize them." So… look out Lamborghini?? No, more like 'China, you have some new fake supercar competition.'