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    Is there a particular reason the Mercury Cougar is used for a lot of replicas?

    I was surprised to see so many Ferrari 458 replicas made with a Mercury Cougar (or Ford Cougar in Europe) as the donor. Upon looking into it, I also found Bugatti, Audi R8 and a slew of other supercar replicas that use the Mercury Cougar. Why is this? The engine isn't even in the rear like a Fiero.
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    Its because of the donors dimensions... others are way off.
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    Short hood , correct wheelbase , and it was sold all over Europe and USA so lots of cheap donor cars

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    I can see the appeal based on the a pillar to front wheel location and the side profile of the side glass but being fwd, underpowered, having poor handling and brakes I would not use it for any kind of supercar replica personally.

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    Theres kitcar with a whole new rear subframe attached to fit a motor in the back...
    then theres this factory made one.
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