This gorgeous Ferrari 250 GT can be yours for £39k, ‘cuz it’s actually a BMW Z3
Someone has turned a 2000 BMW Z3 into a lookalike of one of the world’s most iconic Ferraris, and is selling the result in Manchester, UK for £38,995 (a touch over $47,000 USD).
The exterior, cabin and chassis all boast comprehensive modifications, while the engine remains standard. The seller claims that all mods are completely street-legal and certified to that effect. The real Ferrari 250 GT SWB (like the one in the video here) costs millions, making this replica a steal.
Judging by the photos, the bodywork is entirely new. The resulting coupe features a special front end with a recognizable front grille and a roofline tweaked for a more sloped appearance. Retrotastic mirrors and air intakes in the hood and fenders are also included. The seller claims that some of the lighting was painstakingly reproduced based on original parts.
A look inside reveals a wood-rimmed steering wheel and 1960s-era dash gauges. The gauges also try hard to resemble their Ferrari counterparts, but the underlying hardware is all BMW. The controls are on the right-hand side, by the way.
The use of new shock absorbers and springs cuts the ground clearance by 30 mm (1.2 inches), letting spoked wheels sit lower in their arches. The engine is a standard BMW 3.0-liter inline-six mill, with a stainless-steel exhaust system insert being the only modification under the metal.
Called the BMW Tribute 250 SWB by the seller, the car makes approximately 230 PS (227 hp / 169 kW). The original Ferrari 250 GT SWB shipped with an assortment of engines maxing out at 280 PS (276 hp / 206 kW).
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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