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Post subject: How authentic is the NAERC roadster next to the real thing  PostPosted: Oct 13, 2011 - 09:33 PM
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What are the inconsistencies of a NAERC roadster

how would a Lamborghini connoisseur spot a NAERC roadster
just from standing next to the car and looking at it.
 
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Post subject: RE: How authentic is the NAERC roadster next to the real thi  PostPosted: Oct 14, 2011 - 10:51 AM
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Differences;
rear rad intakes are smaller
engine air intakes are not as curved and smaller
third brake light housing is not a separate piece
naerc rear bumper boots were a problem area
muffler cover and engine deck lid are not as curvy in the body lines.
large front fog light holes are too square
front bumper is not a separate piece

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Post subject: RE: How authentic is the NAERC roadster next to the real thi  PostPosted: Oct 14, 2011 - 05:06 PM
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thanks for the reply
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Oct 15, 2011 - 06:14 AM
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Door striker area (in the jamb) tilts down, it should be straight. Typically (as most Roadster replicas do), they have a 6.0 interior, not a roadster interior. I believe the roof mounts, by the 3rd brake light, are not as OEM either (I may be wrong there but I think this is Correct).

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Nov 12, 2011 - 11:19 PM
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In a world where someone can post on Facebook, accuracy matters big time in 2011
and I intend to drop some big cash into making my ride look as flawlessly accurate as possible.

More than ever before. I would have never been able to determine a replica
from the real deal before smartphones and search engines.
Now I can do it on the spot, in the parking lot, in minutes if not seconds
and so can anyone who knows cars.


here is an imaginary arbitrary conversation on Facebook:

Johnny says, "look I took a picture of a Lamborghini i saw in a parking lot today"

Darrel says, "Johnny, that's a replica. You can tell because it has the wrong interior,
I Googled it, see attached photo."

Chances of that happening are 100% in my opinion, just a matter of time.
people are too informed with smartphones and search engines, social media.


I also wouldn't lie if asked directly. I admit I'd be passively deceptive,
in a situation like this,

bystander: "Hey nice Lamborghini what year is that?"
Edward: "thanks, its a 1999"

but that's as far as my dishonesty will go.


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Post subject:   PostPosted: Nov 13, 2011 - 01:28 AM
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My reply would be "Thanks, it's a replica. I built it myself."
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Nov 13, 2011 - 03:49 AM
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Yeah. I suppose if I built it myself from scratch I'd be too proud
to say anything other than, "I built it myself".
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Nov 14, 2011 - 08:55 PM
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the wing is too tall also on naerc roadster and sides are sagging down a little.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Nov 15, 2011 - 08:29 AM
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What about the windshield and side glass, will OEM work?
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Nov 16, 2011 - 05:15 PM
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anyone try to fit a OEM dash into a replica before? did it fit?
how well did ti fit?
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Nov 17, 2011 - 04:03 PM
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If anyone puts a Lamborghini badge anywhere on a replica, you are being
deceptive about the car being a replica. You can always make your own badges.
Personally, I don't look at owning a replica as being a fraud, I look at it as
saving cash on the ownership costs of a real Lamborghini because good
replicas cost the same. A car to me is just metal and plastic. To most it's a
copyright of design that belongs to a brand name.

A lot of people I have discussed replica ownership with seem to have the
same negative opinion. It gives a stranger the impression you are
dishonest and manipulative. For example, what if it got out on the media
that a candidate for Governor wears a fake Rolex? Many voters would
reject his ethical character. I'd still vote for him, but he'd probably lose.

Everyone says, "I don't care what people think" but they are talking
about making negative impressions that won't last to strangers that won't
remember. This is not the case in your town, because of social media. I'm
talking about everyone in town thinking you are a douchebag and a fraud
for years if not decades. How would that effect doing business, church,
social activities, dating..?Your kids at school being teased... Facebook and
twitter can make this happen in a blink of an eye.

In summary, if I am going to drive a Lamborghini diablo replica with
Lamborghini badging, I'm gong to make it as accurate as possible,
otherwise spending $70,000 on an inaccurate replica may cause
myself more long-term regret than short-term pleasure.





*Don't get all hostile at me, there is some merit to what I wrote and we all
know it. I wrote some subjective opinions based on observations I have
made discussing replicas with my friends and close business associates.
I'm NOT calling anyone here a fraud, so please no need to get defensive.


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Post subject:   PostPosted: Nov 17, 2011 - 04:42 PM
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Being "in the business" I understand why people want to build and own a replica. But I can see some validity to your statement that some people would see you as a fraud for driving a replica, especially if you try and represent it as the real thing with badges or whatever. This is why I would prefer an original design. If you have something like a GTM or any other original design it can still look exotic and get a lot of attention but no one can call you on it and you have the option of saying you designed it or had it built or built it yourself because you wanted something unique and exotic.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Nov 17, 2011 - 04:43 PM
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I agree,
if the GTM, RCR Ultralight or ultima was just more attractive and offered
more luxury, it would be no contest for me, but none of those cars are street cars.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Mar 02, 2012 - 01:31 PM
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If you want accuracy there is only one kit that looks 100% right, it is made by a company in the UK called DC Supercars.

Type in dcsupercars into YouTube or click this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTyZxCsyWC0
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Mar 04, 2012 - 02:20 PM
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Edward,
If you are so concerned that someone will label you a fraud for having a replica, buy a real one.
If instead you still want to build a replica go with a different car like a GT40, Cobra or a Factory Five Cobra coupe. There are only six real Cobra coupes so the chance of anyone seeing yours next to a real one for comparison is remote.
To get the accuracy you want in a Lambo replica, it will cost! Check out the post I made a while back:

http://www.kitcentral.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=9352&highlight=cost+replica&sid=c46fd8b95056775ffcc3c2ce5ccef67a

It takes about $10,000.00 to buy all the proper items to reproduce an accurate replica. And that is just for the items. That doesn't include all the custom work on any body and interior you purchase to bring it up to the standards you are looking for.
I'm not being critical, just realistic.
I have said many times that I sometimes wish my car wasn't a Lambo, it would have saved me a lot of time and money. But, if not a replica of an existing model that has somebody making a complete body shell, I would have to design and build my own. If you have ever seen what some people think is beautiful, you should get my point. An existing design gives you a big leap forward in construction and acceptance. I know mine isn't a real Lambo but it will sure look good when done. And I will be proud to show it and let people know I built it myself. I will be a 3%er.

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