You know how people say that muscle cars can never be considered supercars, no matter how much power and goodness you put into them? Well, what if I told you that there is a Mustang with a Lamborghini Gallardo hidden inside; would that qualify?
Back in, 2009 John Haugh of Cleveland, Ohio spent $700,000 in order to mate the V10 engine, a complete drivetrain and the interior from a Gallardo to the Ford Mustang body. It was a perfect creation for the upcoming SEMA show - famous for weird and aesthetically challenged cars.
But if this sort of thing speaks to you, GOOD NEWS, the Dacia... no no, the Mustardo is going for an auction next month and with no reserve. Something tells me it won't cover that huge build cost. Not even close. But that is good news for anyone interested in it.
About the build
Despite being weird, it's a very impressive build. The 5.0-liter engine and a six-speed transaxle are where the rear seats would be. The all-wheel drive system works just like it did in the Gallardo, and there's a front-axle lift for clearing curbs and steep driveways.
Most of the bodywork is custom made and painted in a bespoke color formulated by the builder.
If you ask me, It's a turd nugget
There are many problems with it, chief among which is the cost of the build. To put $700,000 in perspective, a 2007 Koenigsegg CCX was $50,000 CHEA-PER! And for that, you would get the hypercar royalty, not some hacked and slashed pony car.
Using a Gallardo to improve Mustang is like using a Dom Perignon to make the best spritzer. I know that's the whole point of project cars, but this one sacrificed too much to create something questionable.
It is ugly. The front looks weird with this bumper inspired by Madonna's teeth. Front grill is bad, and the 911 sourced turn lights are... ok, those are fine. But the ass is just all kinds of bad. Trying to fit the Lambo design onto Mustang dimensions simply didn't work. Taillights look too small, spoiler also, while the gaping hole is on that perked ass is just too big.
And believe it or not, it is not called the Mustardo, nor is it Gallang, no no, it's much worse - The Tractorri — in honor of Ferruccio Lamborghini's humble beginnings building tractors. Out of all the names John chose the one that is associated with tractors.
So let's fix that right now...
What do you think?
How much will it sell for?
How much would you pay for it?
Is it dope or nope?
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