Can You Spot the Replica? Saleen S7

The real Saleen S7 is one of the fastest and most extreme mid-engined supercars ever built in the US. It was powered by a Ford 427 small block V8 which pumped out as much as 750 hp with the twin-turbo setup fitted to later cars. It enabled the car to sprint from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in under 3 seconds, from 0-160 km/h (0-100 mph) in under 6 seconds, before topping out 1 km/h short of 400 km/h (249 mph).
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While the uninitiated may not tell this Corvette C5-based S7 replica apart from the real thing, for those who are even a little bit in the know, this immediately stands out as being wrong. First off, why convert a front-engined car into what is supposed to have its engine mid-mounted? It is a waste of quality craftsmanship, as the actual work done on the car looks quite good, despite the obvious wrongness of the whole concept.

The same amount of quality work could have gone into getting a mid engined chassis and then making the car to scale and proportion, if the S7 look was what the owner was looking for. So, this is just a pointless waste of space which won’t fool anybody, and it’s a waste of great craftsmanship, a great paintjob as well as the time of those involved.

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