Lamborghini Miura replica by V8 Archie

Posted: 01/06/2011 in car replicas, coachbuilding, design, kitcars, replicars, repliche auto, sportscars

from www.jalopnik.com by Mike Spinelli (mike@jalopnik.com)

It’s been a long, arduous three years since V8 Archie (http://www.v8archie.com/) kicked off his Pontiac Fiero-based Lamborghini Miura replica project, and hell if he’s not all done with it. Risking cries of vehicular blasphemy, we say this thing looks damn good.
The Miura thread on Pennock’s Fiero Forum begins in December 2007 as V8 Archie issues his first missive. The commissioned build begins with a donor Fiero GT and a UK-built replicar body  (maybe a Parallel Design kit, see: http://www.paralleldesigns.co.uk/) waiting in the wings. Archie, owner of Chop Top Fiero in Machesney Park, Illinois, has a long history of squeezing LS V8s into mid-engine Pontiacs. He submits that the drivetrain will be an LS1 w/6-Speed (it ends up as an LS3), not letting on—or perhaps he doesn’t know yet—exactly how much work, and to what intensity level this build (and the thread itself) will reach before it’s all over in late 2010.
Indeed, V8 Archie’s Fiero-based Miura isn’t one of those kit-car hack jobs we so often see around here. It’s a serious endeavor, and easily one of the most detailed build threads in the history of the oeuvre. We’d suggest pouring a breakfast scotch and delving into it on a day when you’ve got nothing better to do than, say, watch the cat lick itself. If you’re geek enough, this thread delivers.
Along the way, Archie and his fans trade ideas for making the faux-Miura as accurate to the original as possible without breaking the budget, and engage in occasional flame wars with passing Fiero buffs.
Whatever side you’re on when it comes to replicars, there’s no doubt Archie V8 absolutely killed it.
Lamborghini Miura replicaMiura replica interior

Miura replica back

da www.autoblog.itdi Fabio Sciarra (rif. www.jalopnik.com)

Avete mai visto le quotazioni stellari su cui si attesta la mitica Lamborghini Miura? Ecco, per l’appunto, sono stellari. Forse proprio per questo motivo l’autore della conversione * che vi mostriamo in queste foto ha deciso di rimboccarsi le maniche e di farsela da solo, la Miura…partendo da una vecchia Pontiac Fiero. Questa…Pontiac Miura, è spinta da un LS3 V8 ed ha richiesto ben tre anni di duro lavoro per essere completata. Però va detto che ne è valsa la pena: certo, non si tratta di una replica filologicamente corretta -anzi…-, ma le linee di questa vettura che più artigianale non si può trasudano una passione genuina, spontanea e instancabile nella loro sorprendente fedeltà alla carrozzeria originale. Un “bravo” al nostro eroe della giornata non glielo toglie nessuno…

* NOTA: L’autore in questione è un noto preparatore di Pontiac Fiero con sede nell’Illinois (USA) che risponde al nome di V8 Archie (http://www.v8archie.com/), il kit della carrozzeria è molto probabilmente quello prodotto dalla inglese Parallel Design (http://www.paralleldesigns.co.uk/)

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