Ferrari F430 Replica Based On A Toyota Celica

2 Jun 2012 9:51 am | Builds, Toyota

We rarely see radical tuning kits which convert one car to resemble another, especially conversion kits that look really well, but this one is quite good. A Toyota Celica was dressed in a custom made kit to look exactly like the Ferrari 430 and the result was pretty impressive.

The Pontiac Fiero would be simply the best choice to do such radical conversions on, being mid-engined and almost identical to today’s exotic cars. These guys, though, have chosen to put a lot more work into it, creating the Ferrari 430 replica out of a 2000 Toyota Celica GT.

The engine has sadly remained the same – the 1.8-liter 4-cylinder of the stock Celica, with a modest output of 140 HP. Although the power and the engine’s sound are far from a genuine 430 Ferrari, the looks of the car may trick some people.

Having already covered 111,000 miles (179,000 km), it’s not what we would call “new”, but the $35,000 price tag, as found on eBay, would probably catch someone’s attention. What makes us wonder is the speedometer, showing off a maximum 360 km/h mark.