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Old 15th June 2004, 12:07   #1
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What started as a Mercedes 500SEC in 1991 ended up as a Mercedes SLR in 2003 :

From this :


To this :


Read the whole story here : VWvortex

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Old 15th June 2004, 14:21   #2
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Holy Cow V12, How on earth did you find this? Simply Amazing.

I am sure that a majority of Team-BHP, myself included, wont ever come close to respecting a kit car. I have seen replicas (including the Bombay Lamborghini Countach) and trust me, they look totally different in person than you would expect from the pictures. Expect loads of rough edges, huge and uneven panel gaps, after-market looking paint....A small garage with its limited resources can seldom match the pure finish of well-equipped manufacturing plants. This dudes motivation was only the looks factor, while the real SLR is a combination of form and function. Expect the replica to drive like a 20 year old Padmini with deafening squeaks and rattles.

But I have to take my hat off to this guys talent. His philosophy is "If you cant wait for a new supercar to be launched - Just go ahead and build it". Its taken these guys two years to build this replica SLR and the measurements were taken from.....the 1:18 scale model!! I am sure none of us would be able to tell this from an original if we had a passing glance at it in Bombay. Replica or not, its now the polish symbol of hardwork and dedication.

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i saw this whole story on discovery. how a guy turned his passion car to real life. it was nice. really cool thingy.
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Quote[/b] (GTO @ June 15 2004,12:51)]Holy Cow V12, How on earth did you find this? Simply Amazing.
Am surpised that GTO is not shouting murder for butchering a c126!!!!
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this was there in autocar india abt six months back with a small single photo,
article size similar to that of team-bhp's
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Awesome...wat was the cost involved??
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Re-opening this topic incase new members havent seen it.
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I remember seeing it in a car mag.dont remember what mag.This is what we say a true modification
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thanks v 12 for reopening the topic something really worth reading and looking at. the guy had gr8 dedication towards his work.
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thanks v 12 for reopening the topic something really worth reading and looking at. the guy had gr8 dedication towards his work.
on this. Thanx V12
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WOW Man!
Just excellent! A very good job.

Now this is called PASSION, hmmm SKILLZ, hmmmmm DEDICATION, hmmmmm BRILLIANT and LOTTA BUCKS!!!!
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Awesome stuff, he's managed a good replica of the Vision SLR. Excellent!
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i am speechless. how did they manage to build this.

this is real artistry. really good effort and a lot of talent is reqd for this

one person whom i have seen takin so much pains is edmund while doing his m800
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Cool ride..and the guy has real passion...

Can we have some similar stories from India ?
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WoooooooW....
just amazing work....
i'm speechless.........
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