From $150 Ford Granada to $1.65 million Pagani Zonda

January 30, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

A British car enthusiast, Nick Truman has reportedly turned a Ford Granada into Pagani Zonda. This home project cost him around $23,000, lots of time, effort and the tip of his index finger.

Nick bought a 1990 Ford Granada for just $150 and tested it with four different engines, with the last being a twin-turbo Audi V8 that cost him $365. Before this, he inserted a Jaguar V12 worth of $365, which died due to overheating. Nick started the project with an estimated budget of $5,000, but the overheads escalated way beyond it.

The real-time Pagani Zonda is equipped with a 7.3 liter V12 engine producing maximum 739 horsepower and 710 Nm torque, allowing it to achieve 100km/h in just 2.5 seconds. Although the Truman’s Zonda does not match these statistics, it is capable to pump out nearly 500 horsepower. This is quite fair for a $23,000 Zonda, as compared to the real one costing around $1.65 million.

As the Truman-made Zonda is not road legal in United Kingdom, he shipped it to Bahrain where it got the permit. Most interestingly, the amateur mechanic has never seen a Pagani Zonda in real life. All it took was a toy car and photographs to learn the design details.


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