A 'Ferrari F430' can be yours for a price of a new Maruti Swift, but the car in question is a replica with a Honda City from the 2000s as the base car.
Buying a Ferrari is a dream for many. The brand is known for producing cars with exhilarating performance and mesmerizing looks. That said, buying one in India is a task of the riches, as the cheapest offering from the brand - Portofino, retails at an ex-showroom price of Rs. 3.5 Crore. In the dire need to satiate the thirst of driving a Ferrari, people end up building a replica of the car. We have also come across one such example on the internet. Interestingly, this replica is currently on sale for an asking price of Rs. 7.70 lakh, which is as much as the cost of a new Maruti Swift and far lower than what you would pay for a 'rear Ferrari'.
The Ferrari F430 replica is made on a 2000 Honda City sedan.
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The car on sale is a replica of the Ferrari F430 and the donor car here is a 2000 Honda City. To the untrained eyes, the replica can be mistaken for the original F430, for sure. However, the mod job deserves appreciation for the quality of the work performed on the car. Talking of the attention to detail, the replica gets F430 style door handles, tail lamps, headlamps, ORVMs, and the fender-mounted turn indicators, as seen on the original car. The faux air intakes on the rear quarter panels further help the car to look near identical to the F430.
Talking of the mechanical bits, the sellers confirm that the car retains its engine in the stock condition, but a certain amount of modification has been done to the exhaust to make it sound louder. Anyways, no mod job can match the brute acoustics of the 4.3-litre V8 petrol motor that was featured on the real Ferrari F430, and produced more than 500 horses around the redline. However, the seller has not confirmed of the engine that powers this replica, since 2000 Honda City was offered with 3 petrol engine options – 1.3L, 1.4L, and 1.5L. Though, it being a Honda, we are sure of one thing that it would be a reliable unit.
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The car gets a red and black theme for the interior.
The car appears to be in mint condition, as no visual deformation can be seen in the pictures, at least. On the inside, the car has received a lot of changes as well. With just 2 doors on the car, the seating is also limited for just 2 occupants. It gets a redesigned centre panel that is inspired by the F430, and so are the AC vents. With a red and black theme on the interior, the racing seats also help it look the part. The car is currently located in Mumbai, and if you are interested you can contact the seller by clicking here.