Let’s say you’ve never seen a real Porsche Carrera GT in your life. Would that in turn lead you to think something like this Fiero-based replica was the real deal? We’d like to think that it wouldn’t, unless it only caught your eye from a (great) distance.
The vehicle is currently up for sale on eBay in the UK, and the seller wants £12,995 (equal to $16,770) for it. The ad also states that full specs for the car are unknown and that it has spent most of its time in a garage.
Speaking of specs, we can tell you straight away that this car does not have a V12, despite the badging. For one, such an engine would have (probably) cost more than the body kit, and second, the real Carrera GT doesn’t come with twelve cylinders anyway.
What the actual Carrera GT does have, in reality, is a 5.7-liter mid-mounted V10, producing 612 PS (603 HP) and 590 Nm (435 lb-ft) of torque, with the help of a 6-speed manual transmission and a “troublesome” clutch.
If anything, the least the builder could have done was get the number of cylinders right…
Where are the goods?
Porsche gave the original Carrera GT a pretty luxurious cabin, with excellent materials throughout and proper everyday convenience features such as air conditioning, cruise control, power windows, a premium audio system and so on.
This replica, on the other hand, kind of falls short on the features list. Way short. Frankly, the upper dashboard looks ridiculous, and that massive ‘Carrera’ lettering could probably be used as a lethal weapon.
By the way, this car claims to be Carrera GT RS, if you look at the rear end, a version that never existed in real life.