Chinese Man Builds Himself a $9,500 Lamborghini Reventon Out of Old Car Parts and Iron

Most Lamborghini supercars in a drivable condition are out of reach for most people, even more so if we are talking about one of the most expensive models to come out from Sant’agata, the $2 million Reventon. Being the son of a humble farmer from a rural area of China’s eastern Jiangsu province, doesn’t help either, but when a man has a dream, nothing can stop him, which is the case for Wang Jian. The 28-year old mechanic built himself a replica of a Lamborghini Reventon using whatever parts and materials he could get his hands on. Jian began building his dream car last May by piecing together a second hand Nissan van and a Volkswagen Santana, the Daily Mail reported. The Reventon’s body was built using scrap metal shaped to resemble the Lamborghini and even includes scissor-style doors. “I’ve always loved sports cars since I was a child,” Jian told the Telegraph. “After growing up, I thought of making my own, when I had the circumstances in life and the knowledge. In order to realise this dream, I struggled to learn about this. When I had the right circumstances and the time, I assembled it myself and realised my dream,” he added. The resourceful Chinese mechanic says he has spent around 60,000 yuan (equal to around €7,500, US$9,500 and £6,000 at today’s exchange rates) up until now, but he has not yet completed the build as it lacks headlights, windows and an interior among other parts.
Granted, Jian’s creation only resembles the shape of the Reventon, but you have to applaud him for the effort given his situation and especially the financial limitations.
You can watch Jian’s “poor man’s Lamborghini” in the video after the break, while you may also want to check out these Reventon replicas as well (Link 1 and Link2).