"I bought a second-hand Maruti Swift and removed its body."
An Indian mechanic from Assam has modified an old Maruti Swift to look like a Lamborghini.
Nurul Haque is a mechanic in the Karimganj district and the owner of N Maruti Car Care garage.
He used basic resources to complete the transformation.
Nurul said: “It was my dream to make and drive such a luxury car.
“I love Lamborghini cars and finally, I have modified an old Maruti Swift car into my dream car.”
A fan of the Fast & Furious film franchise, Nurul always liked the idea of driving sports cars like Ferraris and Lamborghinis.
During India’s first lockdown in 2020, Nurul was forced to stay at home with no work.
That is when he decided to create his own Lamborghini replica.
He started off by purchasing a second-hand Maruti Swift. Nurul then set about building a new car body using the help of YouTube videos.
He said: “First, I bought a second-hand Maruti Swift and removed its body.
“I started building parts of a Lamborghini model by watching YouTube videos.”
However, Nurul did not realise how much time and money was involved.
Revealing that the project took around eight months to complete, Nurul said:
“But I didn’t realise that it would be a costly affair.
“From buying the engine and the raw material to giving it the final shape, the total expenditure was around Rs. 620,000 (£6,000).
“I am not sure if even developing such a replica is legal.
“I want to drive the car across the state and I hope the police won’t arrest me and seize my car.”
After completing his project, Nurul shared pictures of his creation on social media.
The pictures went viral and he has since become a local celebrity.
His fame has seen people travel to take pictures with the unique car, complete with scissor doors that are synonymous with Lamborghini.
The Indian mechanic revealed that he would be open to selling it, but only to someone equally passionate about what it took to modify the car.
Nurul explained: “I am willing to sell this car but it has to be someone who understands the value of this model.
“Only a sports enthusiast can relate to my passion.”
Following his car creation, Nurul plans to make a customised Ferrari replica.
He added: “I am planning to make a customised replica of Ferrari soon.
“But it all depends on my Lamborghini experience.
“If the local administration grants me permission to ride this car, I am going to make more of these models.”