This Ferrari F40 Replica Or A Brand-New Ford Focus RS?

Often named one of the finest supercars ever, the F40 is held in the highest esteem by automotive connoisseurs.

Produced in just a little over 1,300 units and featuring an appealing design, driver-focused cockpit and a twin-turbo V8 that is still capable to put dust on some of the modern high-performance machines, the exotic usually changes hands for $1.5 million or more.

However, since not many can afford to pay a seven-figure sum for the original Prancing Horse, an ad posted on Craigslist offers a replica, which is somewhat decent, with attention paid to detail, for just two percent of that amount.

Not that its $34,888 asking price is cheap, especially considering that a brand new Ford Focus RS costs $35,500.

Just like other Ferrari clones out there, it is based on a Pontiac Fiero, a 1985 GT to be more specific, and features metric gauges, 5-point harness restraints and metal foot pedals.

It lacks power steering and power brakes, but it is said to be “a pleasure to cruise around” as it “runs and drives well”. Power comes from a Pontiac V6 engine, mated to the original 4-speed manual transmission, and during its lifetime, it traveled for 110,200 km (68,475 miles), which can apparently be verified with the right paperwork that accompanies the car.

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  • Tumbi Mtika

    Focus RS?

    Focus RS.

  • Six_Tymes

    RS all the way. who are these people that have money and time to waste on these awful kit cars?

    • gor134

      Its not that awful. The kit actually looks really well done but needs some proper wheel fitment.

  • EL MATADOR

    Tell me Why.WHY?

  • MB_G500

    Second hand Focus RS or New Focus ST

  • xDRAN0x

    It looks so sad. Focus RS

  • SomeRandomCommenter

    That front wheel gap is killing me

  • FORD ANY NEW FORD

  • Vassilis

    Focus RS. Obviously.

  • f1300

    So if I’ve got to choose between a wasted Pontiac Fiero GT with 140 HP and about 3/4 of an engines lifetime on the clock (list-price in ’85 around 11 grand) and a brand new Focus RS with 350 HP, AWD and stunning performance/suspension, great overall qualities and everything, even a usable rear and trunk?

    Well… let me think… *cough* …not!

  • Mafio

    I’m sorry, I’m no rich man, I’m no expert, but I did grow up looking at one every morning on my wall. That front end is no bueno. I feel like if you spent anytime in your life staring at an F40, you’ll immediately notice something’s off.

    RS.

  • Bob White

    I would drive a Lada before this horror. If you want people to laugh, hiss and humiliate you, get this POS.

  • Zed68

    Ughhhhh… no, thank you.

  • antbee

    So, the joke reply comment I made to SomeRandomCommenter, was removed because your moderators found it unsuitable? May I ask why? There were quotation marks, even a winky-face with the tongue sticking out.
    I’ll never comment on this site again.

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