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Fake Ferrari and Lamborghini Shop Shut Down in Brazil

Not so long ago, auto giants were facing a plague of Chinese carmakers who didn’t seem bothered by the fact they were copying cars designed by others. It now seems not only in China this is possible, and you don’t need a fully functioning factory to come up with your own knock-off car.
Fake Lamborghini in Brazil workshop 7 photos
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A report surfaced on Wednesday (July 17) that somewhere in Brazil a father and son were up to no good. In an improvised workshop in the state of Santa Catarina in southern Brazil, the too were assembling fake Ferrari and Lamborghini cars, which then they sold on social media.

A Time report says the dynamic duo asked between $45,000 to $60,000 for their knock-offs, a small price compared to what cars wearing these two logos actually cost.

Time says the Brazilian police, having been tipped off by the two Italian carmakers about two months ago, shut down the factory and arrested the two villains.

There is no mention as to what car models the two were copying, but it seems all finished products that rolled off their assembly lines wore the badges of the real companies.

The Brazilian police seized eight vehicles that were in the process of being assembled, but they have no idea how many of them have been built since the operations started. An investigation is underway to find out more on this.

For what it’s worth, being able to recreate cars, especially ones so pretentious like Lambos and Ferraris, is not an easy task. Whatever they were up to, the two Brazilians are real talents. As you can see in the video attached below.

We have to warn you the video below, posted on Facebook by Camboriú Notícias, is in Portuguese, so understanding what’s being said might not be easy. The images should speak for themselves though.

 
 
 
 
 

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