From Cougar to Bugatti
18 July 2011
If you're looking for a cheap Bugatti Veyron, then you might just get it. This guy did... He transformed his wrecked Ford Cougar into a Bugatti Veyron doppelganger and it cost $87 770.
Mike Duke from Florida spent nine months overhauling his Ford into the the red and black version of the supercar. The specially designed body kit gives it a real Veyron look while the interior also received a touch-up.
For all the imitation, the restyled Veyron keeps the Cougar's 2.5 V6 engine, way off the original's eight-litre unit. With a top speed of 224km/h and 0-100 in 8.2sec, it's a tortoise to the Veyron's 405km/h and 2.5 second 0-100 hare.
Duke said he wanted the million-dollar look without the repair bills and all the other extras that come with supercars.
"It drives smoothly without any issue and if there is ever a repair issue, I'm sure it will not break the bank," Duke told the London Daily Mail. However, he was careful with naming the vehicle.
"I want to be careful not to call this car a Bugatti. It's a re-bodied Ford Cougar."
Bugatti made only 300 Veyrons in the final Super Sports model. Duke's remake is available on ebay.