Youtuber with Terzo Millennio
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In the world of automotive enthusiasts, dreams often take the form of sleek hyper-cars and futuristic designs. But what if you could turn that dream into reality without breaking the bank? Meet Tanna Dhaval, an Indian YouTuber from Gujarat, who accomplished the seemingly impossible: he transformed a humble 2008 Honda Civic into a jaw-dropping replica of the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio electric concept car—all on a budget of just Rs 12.5 lakh! Which amounts to almost 42 lakhs PKR, but regardless, its a feat on its own!

The Ambitious Journey Begins And The Art Of Jugaar

Dhaval’s journey began with the purchase of a stock Honda Civic 1.8. Armed with determination and creativity, he embarked on a year-long project that would capture the imagination of car lovers worldwide. But how did he manage to achieve this feat?

Civic Prototype in Progress
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In Pakistan, the term “jugaad” refers to the art of resourcefulness—making the most of what you have. Dhaval’s transformation was a testament to this spirit. Here’s how he did it:

  1. The Foundation: Dhaval retained the Civic’s engine and accessories, ensuring that the heart of the car remained intact. But the real magic happened when he built a homemade metal-pipe frame to support the new structure.
  2. The Exterior: Crafting the exterior was no small task. Dhaval meticulously designed a fiberglass body that replicated the sharp angles and aggressive lines of the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio. The result? A striking yellow model that turned heads wherever it went.
  3. Ingenious Parts Sourcing: Dhaval scoured scrapyards and workshops for parts. The fuel tank came from a Hyundai Santro, the suspension system from a Suzuki Alto, and the exhaust system from a Benelli 600i motorcycle. Each piece was carefully chosen to fit the puzzle.
  4. Attention to Detail: Dhaval didn’t stop at the bodywork. He added a custom Lamborghini sticker logo on the bonnet, paying homage to the original design. He even incorporated the number “63” at the rear, a nod to British racing driver George Russell.

The Effort Speaks!

Dhaval’s passion project came with a price tag. The metal frame alone cost over almost 3.5 lakh PKR and labor charges added up to around Rs 10 lakh PKR. In total, the transformation cost approximately PKR 42 Lakhs only! But for Dhaval, it was worth every penny as they say.

Almost Complete Lamborghini Civic
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The video of Dhaval’s creation went viral on social media, leaving viewers in awe. Some praised his craftsmanship and attention to detail, while others marveled at the ingenuity of jugaar. The success of this project underscored the limitless potential of innovation.

Tanna Dhaval’s Honda Civic turned Lamborghini Terzo Millennio is more than just a car—it’s a symbol of what can be achieved with passion, resourcefulness, and a dream. As the engine roars and the wheels turn, it reminds us that sometimes, the most extraordinary journeys begin with an ordinary car.

Stay tuned for more automotive stories like these; this is your favorite friendly neighborhood gearhead Zayaan, Signing Off!

Zayaan Khan
A Mechanical Engineer who wrangles with drones and designs by day and your favorite friendly neighborhood techie/ gearhead by night. I’ve always been intrigued by how everything works. Blessed with penmanship, I take the latest in tech/ automotive news and craft it into something that keeps you glued to your screen! You can simply call me the “The Engineer who writes”