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Why Not Turn Your Honda Into A Bugatti Veyron?

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Some brilliant entrepreneur on eBay is offering a fiberglass body kit designed to turn your $1,600 mid-'90s Honda Civic coupe into the $1.6 million Bugatti Veyron for just $4,500. Buy it. Buy it now. You absolutely must.

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"But Matt, don't you hate faux body kits on cars?" you could, potentially, ask.

Sort of. I loathe certain types of body kits, but am generally impressed by your average Fauxrarri or other Fiero/MR2 based product. They're hopeful in a very sad yet also entertaining way.

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What kills me is when someone takes an otherwise performance capable car and tried to create something fake out of it. The most hideous recent example might be the faux Lamborghini Acura NSX.

Like most enthusiasts I hold the Acura NSX in high regard. Convert it to Honda badges? Sure. Completely disguise the simple beauty of the car with a Lamborghini shell and I will think the sorts of horrible thoughts usually reserved for the criminally insane or people in the studio audience of a Two And A Half Men taping.

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So, if you're going to ruin a car, you might as well ruin a 1992-95 Honda Civic. Odds are if you can find a coupe of that era some would-be Fast And Furious-er type has already done terrible, despicable things to it.

Besides, re-bodying a Civic as a Fauxgatti in this terrible way is such a bad idea it's a good idea. Like a bacon cheeseburger between two Krispy Kreme donuts it'll probably kill you, but there are worse ways to go.

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Of course, if you're going to buy such a thing I'd maybe not buy it from these guys. Here's an excerpt from their description:

THIS FIBERGLASS KIT MADE FROM MOLDS WILL CONERT YOU HONDA CIVIC 2 DOOR IN A BEAUTIFULL "BUGATTI"
WILL WORK ONLY FROM 1992 THRU 1995 CIVIC 2 DOORS.
NON MODIFICATION IS NEED TO THE FIBERGLASS, WILL FIT EXACTLY IN YOU CAR, SOME MODIFICATION WILL BE NECESSARY TO YOU VEHICULE METAL BODY (CUTS) TO ENSAMBLE THE KIT.
TOTAL OF 8 FIBERGLASS PCS, ARE PART OF THESE KIT.

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You lost me at "WILL FIT EXACTLY IN YOU CAR."

(Hat tip to Chris Harris, who sent it to me when I said I was bored.)

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DISCUSSION

If you really want a Veyron replica, you should get this one. Wheelbase is the same, body is pretty dang accurate, and the interior looks pretty good as well. The only problem is he wants $70k for it which wouldn't be too bad if it was AWD/RWD and had a tuned LSx engine in the middle, but unfortunately it's based on a 2002 Mercury Cougar which carries its 2.5L V6 in the front and puts all of its 170bhp down via the front wheels. Still, if you really want a Veyron but are short $1 million, this is probably your best bet.

For me though, the appeal of the Veyron is its technological prowess, not its looks. If I was in the market for a replica it would be for something sexier, like an LP640.