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Have you ever dreamed of owning the world's fastest car? Meet the replica Bugatti Veyron made from a Holden Monaro.
 
A US man has made a replica of the world's fastest car, the Bugatti Veyron, out of a 2004 Holden Monaro -- and he wants someone to pay $115,000 so he can finish building it.
 
A car restorer in Florida has advertised the home-made re-creation on online auction website eBay.
 
The plastic-bodied backyard build is based on a 2004 Pontiac GTO, which is the US version of the Holden Monaro.
 
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In 2004 and 2005 Holden shipped 31,500 Monaros to the US as a Pontiac GTO -- more than twice the number of Monaros sold locally over four years.
 
At least one of them is trying to come back to life as a knock-off version of the Bugatti Veyron.
 
The real Bugatti Veyron is powered by a massive 1001 horsepower, 8.0-litre W16 engine with four turbochargers, has a top speed of 431km/h, and costs more than 1 million Euros plus taxes. Only about 400 have been built.
 
The 'Bugatti Veyron' for sale on eBay is a Pontiac GTO (nee Holden Monaro) that has travelled 136,000km (85,000 miles) and is powered by a comparatively wimpy 5.7-litre V8 with about one quarter of the power.
 
The seller says it is a "high quality replica" and largely "intact and functioning".
 
However the photos show the car is not complete and a long way from being ready for the road, and the airbags appear to have been disabled.
 
Any Australian enthusiasts ought to be aware that, just as with the real Bugatti Veyron, this replica cannot be registered in Australia as it is left-hand-drive.

Joshua Dowling
National Motoring Editor
Joshua Dowling was formerly the National Motoring Editor of News Corp Australia. An automotive expert, Dowling has decades of experience as a motoring journalist, where he specialises in industry news.
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