Is there anyone out here who wishes to have a Bugatti Veyron replica instead of the real thing? Just in case, there is a 2002 Ford Cougar-turned-Veyron from eBay with a “buy it now” price of 75,000 USD. If you think the seller is asking far too much, don’t judge him very quickly. To justify the amount, the owner has specified that it actually cost him $98,000 to turn it into a Bugatti Veyron. Well, kind of.
Nevertheless, the asking price is quite a steal for a “Bugatti” but it would be really way over the top for a Cougar. For those who might be interested, the car up on sale is made out of a 2002 Ford Mercury Cougar with 193,120 km accumulated mileage.
Call it “Fugatti Ceyron”, “Cugatti Feyron” or whatever names you like, but it features virtually similar characteristics as that of the original. At least in terms of body works and two-tone body paint distinctive in all its designs. Of course a true Bugatti enthusiast would certainly know the difference between a knockoff and a real Veyron.
For one, the replica’s front end bears some of the distinctive characteristics of a Veyron Super Sport but unfortunately, the rear end has the exterior details akin to a regular Veyron model. The interiors are quite good by the way, but not enough to fit the standards of those who have enough money to spend on the original.
As for the other specs, surprisingly it comes with a set of 60:40 folding rear seats that you can’t have in a Veyron. Based on a stock Mercury Cougar, expect this creation to come with the same factory specified AC controls, gauges and wirings found on the 2002 Ford model. The same applies for its wheelbase, motor, transmission, windows and locks.
The standard engine on the Cougar is a 2.5-litre V6 that’s capable of running from 0-62 miles per hour in 8.2 seconds. With a top speed of just 140mph, it’s certainly not something you can compare to a Veyron’s impressive 253 mph and 0-62 mph acceleration under 2.5 seconds.
The verdict? It may not be perfect but the owner and its builder deserves to be credited for the time and effort they have put through just to make this “exotic” car into a finished product. For the record, Bugatti has made only 300 Veyron coupes and 150 roadsters up to 2015. In 2011, the Veyron SS costs more than 2.7 million US dollars.