And it's not bad at all.
When it comes to the world of hypercars, there's only one brand that is synonymous with ultimate performance, at least in a straight line. The Bugatti Chiron is a fascinatingly brilliant machine, and even though the SSC Tuatara has temporarily stolen some of its spotlight with a mind-bending top speed record, Bugatti is still a brand that is instantly recognizable. This is true even when the French automaker produces a one-off like the Vision Gran Turismo. While Bugatti may already be working on something even more extreme, many of us would be lucky just to see the Vision GT in the metal - unless your name is Jack Lee and you're capable of building a pretty convincing replica.
Replicas of various Bugatti models are not uncommon but rarely is a homemade supercar as thoroughly obsessed over as the creation we're featuring here. The build took approximately four months to complete and although not 100 percent accurate, is so close to being perfect that most onlookers would be incapable of telling the difference. Although fabricating sheet metal into an accurate work of art is truly difficult, it's completely implausible to imagine that Bugatti's 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 could be accurately remastered in a workshop. Thus, the replica seen here is powered by a Toyota UZ-series V8. It won't be as fast, but it will certainly be lighter than the original and thus quite exhilarating to drive nonetheless.
The attention to detail on this car is incredible, and the videos show that Lee and his team were always fully prepared to go back and redo things that weren't quite right. While hand-building something like this from raw material is already impressive, Lee went even further by creating some homemade carbon fiber in the roof too. In addition, pushrod-actuated inboard springs ensure that this special creation should be pretty decent to drive. Naturally, it won't hold a candle to any real Bugatti on any normal road, but when you consider that this looks almost exactly like a $5 million hypercar, the effort put into this build seems worthwhile.