Someone decided to turn their 2004 Pontiac GTO into a Lamborghini Aventador and the results are somewhat mixed.
A Lamborghini Aventador costs around $400,000. That’s a price that’s just plain out of reach for 98% of the population. It’s a car that costs more than a house in certain parts of the country and gets even worse fuel economy.
But there’s no denying that the Aventador is a stunningly beautiful car. So much so that people who can’t afford the real deal are turning to a cheaper option in order to get behind the wheel of a Lambo.
In this case, the solution was to turn a much cheaper vehicle into the Aventador with a bit of fiberglass and some elbow grease.
The 2004 Pontiac GTO began life with an MSRP of roughly $32,000, so it’s a far more affordable vehicle to convert into an Italian supercar. Although the GTO’s 5.7-L V8 is a far cry from the Aventador’s 6.5-L V12, it still produces a respectable 350 hp and 365 lb-ft of torque, so it might be possible to fool some of the more vehicularly ignorant friends and family the owner might have.
Besides the engine, everything else about this Aventador “replica” is Pontiac-sourced, including the 6-speed automatic transmission, all mechanical components, and all of its electrical bits. The interior has also been done up to sort of look like what you’d find in a Lamborghini, with a wide sloping center console made out of carbon fiber with large buttons and a big touchscreen, but the dash, wheel, and seats are distinctly GTO and sort of run the whole effect.
Strangely, there’s a “dummy engine” mounted where the Aventador’s should be. We’re not given a look at the fake engine, but it seems like an odd length to go to in order to convince people you’re driving a Lamborghini.
On the other hand, with both a real and fake engine in the car, this GTO has a very Lamborghini-like lack of storage capacity.
You can pick up this fantastic piece by visiting Huntsville, Alabama and forking over $22,500 of your hard-earned dollars. Or you could call them up and ask for a discount. Judging by the gaps in the body panels that are clearly visible in the photos, you might even get it.