Fancy yourself cruising the dusty highways of Iran in a Lamborghini Aventador? Don't let international sanctions, goats,
or a lack of funds get in your way. A man called Reihani in the north-east of Iran managed to build his own for $50,000. He designed and manufactured the car in his own garage with bare hands, with a little help from his son.
Visually, his car is very similar to a geniune
but the mechanicals are totally different. Apparently it's easier to create the bodywork and interior than it is to handbuild a real Lamborghini V12 engine. Reihani's handmade car has a old Buick V8 engine and half of the speed of Aventador's 350km/h.
The car has been named "Persian Gulf" and will be in a nationwide 16-day tour September 6-22 2015. The last destination of the tour is The Persian Gulf coast on September 21, which is the International Day of Peace marked by the UN.
Email us if you know of any other epic car projects people have undertaken!
I've had quite a few questions from people about why I chose to use an MX5 Miata for the video series. Was it sponsored? Am I an expert with them? Because I love them? The answer is... it just seemed the best choice at the time. Now, with hindsight, I realise it was the best possible choice in the world. Here's the story...
We've been filming and releasing videos every week since getting into the new studio. The course now has 9.5 hours of pro-quality video, fully subtitled and I'm really proud of what we're producing! We're using CGI anywhere it helps understanding, and the general quality and feel of the videos is at an all-time high.
We finished the first episode in the new studio and to celebrate I've put it up on YouTube so you can (hopefully) learn something new and also see the massive improvement in quality that we've made. Also.... shiny new CGI is working!