Judge Rules The Sale Of Replica Kit Cars Illegal

A judge in Florida has ruled that companies that re-body donor cars to make them look like other models are illegal and infringe on patents and trademarks, striking a blow to people everywhere who want to make their Chrysler Sebring not look like the wretched Chrysler Sebring that it is. » 10/12/13 3:33pm 10/12/13 3:33pm

What's The Worst Replica Car Ever Made?

We've been following the increasingly bizarre scam artists at Super Replicas, now tracing things back to a religious extremist and accused pedophile. How bad are they at actually building cars though? » 3/29/13 11:30am 3/29/13 11:30am

These Amazing Thai Knockoff Supercars Might Be The Greatest Car-Art…

Our recent stories on those shady scam replica-car builders reminded me of something I've been meaning to write about for a long time: an amazing project from artist Tobias Rehberger that's all about making replicas of cars. And not your usual, boring, beautiful, carefully-crafted, hyper-accurate replicas; these… » 3/21/13 12:30pm 3/21/13 12:30pm

Chinese barber makes perfect fake Lamborghini

When I showed these photos of a Chinese Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 clone to Mike Spinelli here at Jalopnik, his first response was "Oh, a new color!" He had no idea it was fake. And he's driven one. That's because this Fauxborghini is just that good. » 5/17/11 10:30am 5/17/11 10:30am

Transformers Mustang Cop Car Replica Not Police Approved

A man by the name of Jesse Vigil has decked out a 2007 Mustang to look like Barricade the Saleen Mustang from Transformers and not surprisingly, the local cops don't approve. Much to the delight of Transformers fans everywhere, including Vigil's son and the inspiration for the mod, the cops can't do a damn thing as… » 3/13/08 9:40am 3/13/08 9:40am

Buy a 1:32 Die Cast Chevy Volt Because You'll Never Own the Real Deal


It pains me to continue to speculate on this thing, but here we go again. Now there is a limited edition 1:32 die cast of the Volt that can be purchased. Part of me wants to think that Chevy is testing the waters to see how many people would be, um, die hard enough Volt fans to warrant a purchase of a die cast replica … » 1/24/08 4:15pm 1/24/08 4:15pm

Cruiser for a Bruiser: TLC's SCORE Baja 1000 Limited Edition

The Baja 1000 off-road burn down that westernmost peninsula is in its 40th year. In honor, Van Nuys-based TLC is rolling out the SCORE Baja 1000 Limited Edition Icon. That's the company's repro Toyota Land Cruiser. The company's retro off-roaders start at $84,000, and the Baja edition will cost $145,000 as a turnkey… » 10/05/07 11:00am 10/05/07 11:00am

Vintage JDM Mod: Making a Miata Look Like a Toyota 2000GT

Mister Carscoop and Los Jalopniks were like ships passing in the Frankfurt fog. While we never did affect an intercontinental pow-wow, we did get this bit from his site. It's a Toyota 2000GT. No, it's a Mazda Miata wearing a 2000GT getup. With Halloween approaching fast, we're betting this kit from Japan's Hiroshi will … » 9/18/07 5:15pm 9/18/07 5:15pm

Anyone? Anyone? Motive?: New Online Mag Riffs on Ferris Bueller Ferrari

What happens when the VW Vortex guys collide with the now defunct MPH A-squad? You get Motive, a new online magazine that can toss off pop-media references with the best ironic referrers, while getting elbow-deep into modern car stuff. In their premiere week, Motive takes a Ferrari 250 GTO replica to the high school… » 8/07/07 4:15pm 8/07/07 4:15pm