Lamborghini as a company doesn’t actually manufacture a kit car so let’s get that straight. As I am confident when you first started to look for Lamborghini kit cars you possibly are not sure.
The though of owning any Lamborghini is anybodies dream and so having the chance to own a super car but of a fraction of the price is very desirable to lots of people, and I have to say I agree. However, I would always prefer to own the genuine one but that is just me, and I can see why that is not always an option for most.
I have seen a lot of the Lamborghini cars at the shows over the last 10 years that I have been going to them, and I have seen they are always improving and getting better, and I have to say that one I saw the other day was a very good copy I couldn’t tell you what gave it away, but it just didn’t look right.
In a lot of the earliest replica Lamborghini’s I found that because the body panels were manufactured using moulds they never relatively fitted quite right and when you got up close, the trim looked like it was an after thought, which annoyed me somewhat. With a lot of the Lamborghinis that were made in the earlier days it became clear that by the time the builder got to paint they had run out of money, and so the finish would look like orange peel with over spray and filler ripples.
If I was to build one, I would definitely look at getting the paint finished to the highest standard, and then I would also have to look very closely at getting the right engine in the car as this is normally a huge giveaway that it’s not a genuine Lamborghini. Make sure it roars and doesn’t sound like an MR2.
The kit car industry in the last 3 or 4 years has taken a massive hit, and as you can probably tell there are not as many Lamborghini kit car companies around at the moment but hopefully in the future we will see a few more of them pop up over time.