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      09-10-2019 07:27 AM #1









      https://www.thedrive.com/news/29733/...mercury-cougar

      The phenomena of replicating exotic cars on the cheap is nothing new; everyone's seen at least one tragic Ford GT40 replica with a Pontiac Fiero underneath. But there's a rarely seen, more extreme version of hubris which can compel someone to attempt to pass off a 17-year-old economy coupe as a multimillion-dollar hypercar. Under the affliction of this arrogance, one Florida resident decided that the perfect candidate to underpin a Bugatti Veyron replica was a 2002 Mercury Cougar. My god, what have they done?
      Originally listed on Craigslist in Orlando for $125,000, this Cougatti (as we'll call it) has since reappeared on Car Export America for the princely sum of $128,000—about $12,000 more than what you'd spend on a brand new Mercedes-AMG GT coupe. The only thing that matches this car's outrageous price is its instrument cluster, whose odometer reads 129,239 miles, and whose speedometer goes to an optimistic 280 mph. Note that the photo of the latter taken at an "indicated" 130mph, which sounds like a lot for a Mercury Cougar. A Cougar fansite, CougarDB, suggests this speed is indeed possible though we're still skeptical.
      This car's performance capabilities get even more suspect when you notice the gauges are just the plasticky Ford originals with Bugatti decals laid liberally onto their face. The clock, which comes from a Chrysler 300, also gets the Bugatti treatment, though for some reason they didn't remove the Chrysler logo when they added the EB emblem.
      It's no better throughout the rest of the interior, which is plainly not that of a car which originally cost seven figures. The leather upholstery? Colors don't match. The back seats, which a real Veyron doesn't have? Dirty. The center console? Crusty, like someone has been wiping their nose with it. As a whole, the interior looks as if it's not recently (if ever) been cleaned.
      In news that should surprise no one given the owner's clearly abnormal taste, this car shares its driveway with the obscure Mercedes-Benz R-class minivan. The picture isn't detailed enough for us to tell if it's the holy grail of high-performance minivans, the R 63 AMG, but as only a couple hundred are believed to exist, odds of that are near nil.
      n a tale littered with strange twists and turns, the strangest thing about the owner of this Cougatti is that in spite of the generation's proclivity for questionable kit cars, they likely aren't Baby Boomers. We say that because the supplied photos of their driveway have Snapchat banners across them, such as the above, and complains of "my haters," indicating that they're of the youth generation. Maybe it's time we apologize to Boomers?

      And if that's what you need to call your critics to cope with what you've wrought, by all means, continue. Just don't pretend your 17-year-old, 129,000-mile Mercury Cougar is worth six figures. Because it's not.
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      09-10-2019 08:34 AM #2
      Oh, Florida Man!

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      09-10-2019 08:57 AM #3
      I am simultaneously impressed by and weep for humanity.

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      09-10-2019 09:51 AM #4
      I mean, he put a lot of effort into that exterior. Florida man ran out of money before re-doing the interior or wheels?
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      09-10-2019 09:53 AM #5
      I'm really impressed by how well it turned out, especially given the base.

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      09-10-2019 10:14 AM #6
      It looks better outside than a lot of replica or kit cars out there. The price tag they're asking is the only part that's insane.

      You're still driving a Cougar... and I even liked the Cougar, CSVT, Jag X-Type back in the day.

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      09-10-2019 10:53 AM #7
      They could at the very least cleaned up the interior sheesh..

      This actually looks like someone got their hands on a prop car for Hollywood.

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      09-10-2019 11:00 AM #8
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      09-10-2019 11:18 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by StressStrain View Post
      I am simultaneously impressed by and weep for humanity.
      This


      Quote Originally Posted by RENOG View Post
      They could at the very least cleaned up the interior sheesh..

      This actually looks like someone got their hands on a prop car for Hollywood.
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      09-10-2019 11:19 AM #10
      he finally able to upgrade this from a C8 Corvette very soon
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      09-10-2019 12:18 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by col.mustard View Post
      I mean, he put a lot of effort into that exterior. Florida man ran out of money before re-doing the interior or wheels?
      But it has different wheels on the left and right side
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      09-10-2019 01:06 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by andlf View Post




      Impressive that Cougar can go 75 MPH with all of that cladding tacked on.

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      09-10-2019 02:06 PM #13
      Fairly impressive on the outside work. Will for sure fool the majority of people who see it but god that interior is nasty.
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      09-10-2019 02:09 PM #14
      IIRC the Veyron has an 80/20 RWD bias. So the front wheels are actually getting almost the right amount of power.

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      09-10-2019 02:13 PM #15
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      09-10-2019 05:30 PM #16
      You know I've sometimes spent money on stupid things I never needed, but I'm happy to go to bed tonight knowing I didn't spend $130,000 on a ****ing Mercury. I mean words cannot express how stupid this is.
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      09-10-2019 05:36 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by IridiumB6 View Post
      You know I've sometimes spent money on stupid things I never needed, but I'm happy to go to bed tonight knowing I didn't spend $130,000 on a ****ing Mercury. I mean words cannot express how stupid this is.
      Well all he needs to do to get his money back is drive into the nearest lake

    19. 09-10-2019 05:37 PM #18
      It would be more fun to make your own replica than buy one.

    20. 09-10-2019 05:43 PM #19
      I would get like, just so much tail with that in South Beach.

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      09-10-2019 05:57 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      Oh, Florida Man!
      First post - well done.

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      09-10-2019 06:02 PM #21
      VigorousZX moved to Florida?

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      09-10-2019 06:08 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Shmi View Post
      VigorousZX moved to Florida?
      Nah. Vig’s design would have a toaster on the hood.
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      09-10-2019 07:58 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
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      09-10-2019 09:39 PM #24
      I wonder if the fab work is any good?
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    26. 09-11-2019 10:33 AM #25
      I've seen this car up close. It's not terrible. I have no idea what's going on with the brakes.








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