You'd still be embarrassed to drive it though.
The business of building replica supercars will never come to an end. Never. And sometimes even a replica build can actually turn out to be pretty impressive. Other times, well, not so much. In the case of this Ford Cougar (aka the eighth-gen Mercury Cougar) that’s been turned into a Ferrari 458 Italia, the final result is not only good, it also sounds damn decent. Despite an all-new body kit, the Cougar’s original engine was left intact: a 2.5-liter V6 with just 168 horsepower.
Compared to the 458’s 4.5-liter V8 with 562 hp, this redressed Cougar is very weak, to say the least. What impresses us the most is the overall quality of the replica; the untrained, non-car person probably couldn’t spot (or hear) the difference.