But keeps its trunk and tiny 1.8-liter engine.
The divide between the haves and the have-nots has never been wider, and while billionaires play space cowboys, the rest of us work ordinary jobs, and drive ordinary vehicles. The idea of one day owning a supercar like a Ferrari or Lamborghini is so far removed from most of our realities, that we don't even think twice about it, but some petrol heads feel such an urge to drive their dream cars that they end up building them with their own hands.
Madhya Pradesh, a Lambo fan from Indore, India has such a love for the Lamborghini Aventador, that he decided to build one himself, using an old Honda Civic sedan as a base. There are tons of reputable kit cars out there that come pre-packaged with all the necessary assembly instructions, but a project like this takes true ingenuity and a lot of time and skill.
Pradesh and his team started by stripping an eighth-generation Civic to its bones and then constructed a custom body frame and fiberglass panels that look impressively close to the real thing. The Silver Shark is painted in an attractive Silver color with red highlights and pinstriping across the exterior. We appreciate the focus on small details such as the custom quarter glass, custom headlights, and quad exhaust ports.
The Silver Shark even features scissor doors and a retractable roof. Obviously, the conversion wouldn't be complete without a massive rear wing. The Silver Sharp rolls on a set of 19-inch wheels, but we'd suggest lowering the car and sorting out the offset on the wheels.
Inside, the Civic's original interior has been heavily modified. The seats have been rebuilt and reupholstered to resemble original Lambo units, complete with white leather inserts. The steering wheel even resembles that of an Aventador, as do the door panels. This Civic-based "supercar" still has its back seats in place, and a generous 14 cubic-foot trunk in the back, complete with faux engine cover.
Powering this knock-off Lambo is the Civic's original 1.8-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder mated to a five-speed manual transmission. With a power output of about 140 horsepower, this front-wheel-drive Aventador won't be setting any lap records, and we can't imagine that it sounds any good, but at least Pradesh will be saving on fuel bills. We commend this detail-rich build and hope that Pradesh eventually swaps in a turbo K20 setup so the Silver Shark can give a real Aventador a run for its money.