The amount of work here is impressive.
What does the latest Honda Civic have in common with a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ? Aside from having four wheels and an engine, not much. We can think of few reasons to mention these two cars in the same sentence, but a mashup isn't one of them. Still, a shop called Dream Customs India has done just that. The outfit recently revealed a new replica Aventador SVJ project that uses a Honda Civic as a base. Though the results wouldn't fool diehard car enthusiasts, we are still pretty impressed with what Dream Customs India achieved here.
Projects like this often turn out woefully unbelievable, though this one could fool someone at a distance. Trying to graft mid-engined proportions onto a front-engined car is a recipe for disaster, but it's difficult to tell the donor car was a Civic in this case.
This is not the first time someone in India has turned a Honda into a Lamborghini replica. A similar shop once turned an Accord into an Aventador before doing the same with a Civic. Replica supercars are clearly a booming business in India, which makes sense because the country taxes buyers based on engine size; the Aventador SVJ's 6.5-liter V12 engine with 759 horsepower would likely incur some hefty penalties. Comparatively, the Civic's modest four-cylinder engine would be pretty affordable.
Based on the video, which shows the interior, it appears Dream Customs India based its SVJ replica project on the 8th generation Honda Civic. Assuming the donor car was not an Si, this means it uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder VTEC engine producing 141 hp; a far cry from the Aventador SVJ's output. The replica features new lights, body panels, wheels, and iconic Lamborghini scissor doors.
Dream Customs India even reupholstered the interior to give the car a budget-Lambo feel. There's a large touchscreen installed in the center console to make the Civic feel like a modern Aventador cockpit. This project took just 25 days to complete and Dream Customs India will offer the conversion to interested customers.