Hands up if you’d spend nearly £13,000 on a car you knew nothing about other than what you could see with your own eyes. A few hands might be up, if the deal was too good to turn down.
What about if that car was an utterly terrible Porsche Carrera GT replica based on a Pontiac Fiero? We’re pretty sure all hands would now be down. Feast your eyes on this truly dreadful imitation of the famous Porsche hypercar.
The current seller, who asks a frankly ridiculous £12,995 for it and yet knows “very little about it” other than the fact it has no MOT certificate, says that it was bought many years ago by his father. It was, apparently, built by the owner before that.
The left-hand drive monstrosity looks to be customised with special body panels, although the ride height and wheel sizes are all wrong, and don’t get us started on the fit and finish. You could see the misaligned doors from space.
The heinous double-bubble bonnet is a mess, the rear half looks like a cheap Chinese copy and who knows what the builder was thinking when they styled the bum end. It doesn’t look all that much like an actual Carrera GT.
One of the worst things about the whole disastrous affair is the several V12 badges, on the engine cover and boot. The real Carrera GT, as you’re no doubt already screaming into your screen, didn’t have a V12. It had a legendarily angry 603bhp V10.
The Pontiac Fiero donor car didn’t have one of those. Built from 1983 to 1988 it offered a choice of inline-four or V6 petrol engines with four- or five-speed manuals or a three-speed automatic. At least this one has a manual, albeit with a lever shrouded by a ratty, moth-eaten gaiter.
Moving to the Spartan interior we could open an entirely new chapter on how bad it is, from the wonky aftermarket CD player to the horrendously-applied dashboard coverings, but for the sake of our own blood pressure we’ll leave it to you.