For Sale: Audi A6 Posing as a Wannabe Bugatti
It’s not unheard of for folks to slap “M” badges on their BMWs in a lame attempt to fool people into thinking their rides are something they are not. But converting an Audi into a Bugatti? That creates the ultimate automotive transformer ride.
That’s what one Lithuanian did with his 1997 Audi A6, that he converted from a staid four-door sedan, into a Bugatti pretender with two doors (or maybe it’s three – more on that later). According to the posting at autoplius.it (“The most popular motor ad site in Lithuania”), the car looks like two million (presumably euros) while costing “only” 30,000 euros. Check out the photos and form your own opinion.
Underneath the facelift, though, it is all Audi A6. It has a 200-horsepower, 2.8-liter V6 mated to a manual transmission and comes with Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system.
As the pictures on the site demonstrate, this Bugatti/Audi looks every bit of its 17 years on the inside. All traces of the Audi name have been stripped away and a Bugatti badge affixed to the steering wheel. It’s a leather interior with heated seats for those cold Lithuanian mornings.
There are some intriguing details about this faux Bugatti such as 2/3 doors (maybe something got lost in translation), an exterior described as light alloy rims (the wheels perhaps?), and security of central locking. Apparently no one wants to steal this pretend Bugatti.
By the way, a 1997 Audi A6 in good condition (as this Bugatti wanabee seems to be) would run you about $2500. The additional stage makeup that turned it into a Bugatti adds another $37,500 to the bottom line when converted from Euros.