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A handmade Lamborghini Diablo from a Chinese garage

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Last updated on: September 04, 2014 21:45 IST
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Wang Yu drives a handmade replica of a Lamborghini Diablo on a highway during a test drive in Beijing.Photograph: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters

The Chinese can copy and recreate just about anything!

A dog walks past a handmade replica of Lamborghini Diablo outside a garage on the outskirts of Beijingijing. Photograph: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters

Taking a fancy for super cars, two mechanics have successfully made a replica of the stunning Lamborghini Diablo, a high-performance sports car. Wang Yu and Li Lintao have made two replicas of the Lamborghini Diablo, which can reach the top speed of 310 km/hour, says Reuters.

Wang Yu stands next to a handmade replica of Lamborghini Diablo.Photograph: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters


Passionate about cars, Wang Yu, a farmer’s son decided to become a mechanic at an young age of 16.

A worker checks the engine of a handmade replica of Lamborghini Diablo as he prepares it for a test drive. Photograph: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters

Inspired by the Lamborghini design, Wang Yu bought a special edition model of the Lamborghini Reventon and started working on his dream mission to build a handmade supercar.

Li Lintao sits in a handmade replica of Lamborghini Diablo as he prepares for a test drivee.Photograph: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters

Using parts of second-hand cars to cut down costs in a rented garage near Beijing.

The interior of a handmade replica of Lamborghini Diablo.Photograph: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters

It took 6 years for the young duo to build the car.

Wang Yu drives a handmade replica of Lamborghini Diablo during a test drive.Photograph: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters

They spent around $811,899 to buy spare parts and hire workers to build this dream machine, says Reuters.

Wang Yu drives a handmade replica of Lamborghini Diablo next to a police car (L) on a highway during a test drive in Beijing.Photograph: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters

The original car costs $15,50, 000 and has a speed of 340km/hour. 

A man looks on as Wang Yu (C) drives a handmade replica of Lamborghini Diablo. Photograph: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters

The first handmade replica of Lamborghini Diablo was displayed at the Beijing International Automobile Exhibition in 2012.

After this amazing success, the two car enthusiasts are working on a replica of the T-Rex motorcycle.

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