A motor mechanic boy of Karimganj district of Assam converted Maruti Suzuki into a sports car ‘Lamborghini’ replica. And this cost him six lakh rupees and took eight months to modify swift into an Italian luxury sports car.
Nurul Haque, who runs a garage in the Bhanga Bazaar area of the district, is a fan of fast and furious movies. He has been passionate about driving the likes of Lamborghinis and Ferraris. The idea to convert a Maruti Suzuki Swift into a replica of Lamborghini occurred to him last year during the Covid-induced lockdown when he didn’t have much work to do.
Haque brought second-hand car Maruti Suzuki Swift and entirely removed its body frame before starting to modify it in Lamborghini. Then he started Building parts similar to the Lamborghini vehicle with the help of Youtube videos. He also had a buy some raw materials for the process. Haque said, “I didn’t realize that it would be a costly affair. from buying the engine to giving the final shape to the car.
After posting images of his modified ‘Lamborghini’ on social media, Haque became a celebrity among the locals. He was recently invited by a local institution for the inauguration of his vehicle. However, he isn’t sure if such a vehicle modification is legal and if he will be able to take his vehicle for a ride, “I hope the police won’t arrest me and seize my car.” He said. He has already appealed to the local administration to let him drive his car across the state but the officials said: “only government can give permission”.
Haque is also open to selling his car but there is one condition. He wants to sell to someone as passionate as he is about sports cars. “It has to be someone who understands the value of this model. Only a sports enthusiast can relate to my passion,” he said.
This is not all. Haque wants to develop a Ferrari replica next but his next move will depend on his experience with his first modified vehicle. “If the local administration grants me the permission to ride this car, I am going to make more of these models.”