Florida – With a price tag of $1.5 million dollars and a 1000-horsepower, 8-liter, 16-cylinder engine that maxes at 260mph, the Bugatti Veyron is considered a modern automotive legend. The shockingly expensive price tag for the fastest road-legal car in the world makes it one of the rarest automobiles on the market. 25-year-old Mike Duff knew that the Veyron was priced out of his range, but that didn’t stop him from building his very own bootleg version of the Volkswagon speedster with his bare hands.
Duff began his 9-month project with an intact Mercury Cougar coupe, transforming the vehicle’s entire exterior into that of a world-class supercar using fiberglass and composite material to create the Veyron’s iconic lines. The Cougar’s interior was made over with genuine leather which covered everything from the seats to the dashboard. After a professional paint job and endless hours of buffing the car was showroom ready.
Although this “Cougatti” is a nearly indistinguishable replica of the Veyron on the exterior, the two have nothing in common under the hood. The Cougatti still sports the same punk ass, 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter, V6 engine that came standard with the Mercury coupe . However; what it lacks in performance it makes up for in price. Duff currently has the vehicle up for sale priced at $89,000 — less than 1/10th the price of a genuine Veyron. It also comes with bonus usable backseats which the original lacks – so more can come along for the ride.
Would you drive this bootleg Bugatti?