7 Replica Cars with Modern Engines under LVMVM 

For those who don’t know, the Low Volume Motor Vehicles Manufacturers Act (LVMVM), allows low volume vehicle manufacturers to produce a certain amount of vehicles (mainly replica cars) annually, without having to strictly abide by standards, that apply to large volume makes. 

The act is limited however. Federal law defines these cars under a couple of standards. 1) the cars needed to be able to be fitted with modern engines and 2) the body styles have to look like they would have, 25 years ago. Which works for some replica car makes and can be good for someone who is up and coming. 

That raises the question. What cars would be nice to see again, under the LVMVM act. Given you have all of the tooling and parts necessary with all of the go aheads, under your own moniker and from 1990 and earlier. This is post is in no particular order.

Note: Some of these engines would be stupid expensive, however, these would make the most sense for the given car.

1) 70 Plymouth Hemi Cuda/6.2 Hellcat Engine

Why not have a 707HP Supercharged V8 under one of the most legendary (and personal favorite) muscle cars. It won’t be 426, but it will be close enough.

2) 75 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale/3.9L Twin Turbo Ferrari V8

When Group B rally car, meets 488GTB. Of course this would be more expensive like the next car on the list, but seeing as these are already fitted with V8s, why not?

3)69 Lamborghini Miura/6.5L L539 V12

One of the most infamous Lambos of all time would be pretty epic with the Aventador’a engine.

4) 69 Shelby GT500 “Elanor”/5.0 Coyote V8 (from the Super Snake)

Gone in Sixty Seconds? How about “Gone in Way less than 60 at High Speed.” Elanor will really have a 750HP bite then.

5) 55 Porsche 550 Spyder/4.0L NA Flat Six

With the original only weighing 1300lbs, the 400HP flat-six from the GT3 and new 911R would take this flyweight to new levels.

6) 55 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing/6.3L Bi-Turbo AMG V8

The SLS was the spiritual successor to the 300SL Gullwing. It would be pretty awesome for an AMG V8 to sit in a 300SL replica’s engine bay.

7) 72 Nissan Skyline 2000 GTR/3.8 L VR38DETT twin-turbo V6

The first generation Skyline GTR meets the current generation’s power plant. It would a heck of a heart transplant. 



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