Kit cars get a bad rap. Like mullets, they are often under-appreciated and misunderstood. It takes a brave, avant-guard thinker to re-imagine a used Honda Civic or Toyota MR2 as a $2 million supercar. Here, we present five kit cars that forever shattered the supercar mold:
Blowing $2 million on a Bugatti Veyron doesn’t leave much money left over for celebratory Dom Perignon at Hooters. Instead, swipe right on this scissor-door equipped kit car based on a 1994 Honda Civic coupe.
The MR-2Fast 2Furious
Based on a Toyota MR2, this beastly kit car is mounted with an F40 style rear wing and comes equipped with some mad-max inspired styling. Equally ready for the racetrack, Monte Carlo casino, or zombie apocalypse.
The Lamborghini Nah-ventador
Lamborghini’s emblem features a bull, an apt symbol for this Chevy Camero kit car conversion. Unlike those pansy European sports cars, the engine is in the front...where it should be. Guaranteed to fool Jackie-Lynn from the local dive bar after 4 shots of tequila.
The “Fun Size” Dodge Viper
Love the look of the Dodge Viper but don’t care for cars that are loud, fast, or use up a lot of gas? Boy, do we have a car for you! This Maza Miata kit car conversion has all the aggressive styling you crave with an engine that sips gas like a sorority girl drinking a Cosmo through a pink sippy straw. Just tell the guy next to you at the stoplight revving his engine that you're "not in the mood."
The Faux-rarri Testarossa
It doesn't get much more 1980s than a red Ferrari Testarossa. But if you don't have enough cocaine-stained Benjamins in your pastel-colored sport coat, the next best thing is this 1986 Fiero kit car. According to the owner, it's the "closest thing to being famous without the paparazzi drama." And who wants that?