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 |  Aug 06 2011, 10:00 AM

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It’s not as bad a replica as the Chinese Lamborghini Reventon clone, but that doesn’t say much. This time around, a Russian enthusiast fabricated his own Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren replica, completely out of steel, and presumably in his own workshop. The original source states that the replica was built and assembled by its owner manually and without the use of high-tech instruments. We’re not really sure what their definition of a high-tech instrument is, but we’re guessing a welder isn’t on that list.

While we won’t sit around and talk about the craftsmanship and actual fabrication work that went into this replica, we are pretty impressed by how well it resembles a genuine SLR McLaren. The owner has also named it Valentina, after his wife. Hopefully she’s flattered. But maybe she’s filing divorce papers now.

GALLERY: Steel Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Replica

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[Source: GTSpirit]