Well, as long as you don’t want to take it on the road.
Lamborghinis are some of the most elegant, iconic and expensive supercars in the world. These lines of supercars come with phenomenal speed, ooze class and are a sure way of turning heads anywhere. Fact of the matter is; we are yet to meet anyone who would not want a Lamborghini, especially the Aventador LP 700-4 series. Unfortunately, not many of us are blessed with enough money to afford the $450,000 supercar. If you fall in this category (just like us), you can resort to the Damborghini; an exact replica of the Lamborghini completely made of cardboard.
The Damborghini may not have the real features of the real Lambo or may not carry you around, but it is a life-sized replica of the iconic supercar. Your images besides it will certainly turn heads and draw considerable amount of attention towards you, albeit on social media platforms. This stunning model was created by a team led by Hideki Konno, the CEO of Konno Konpou; a packing company in Ishinomaki, Japan. The team dubbed the cardboard Lambo a “Damborghini,” a name derived from damboru, which is the Japanese word for cardboard.
The replica Lambo that was modeled to look like the Aventador LP 700-4 was made from 500 pieces of cardboard, and took six people working for six months to construct. The Damborghini weighs around 100 kilos and can be easily carried around by the team. The cardboard supercar has LED-like lights and a lookalike V12 engine underneath the hood, all made from cardboards. At close inspection, you will easily notice that the Damborghini’s hood includes a humorous logo of a playful dairy cow wearing a pair of sunglasses. This logo is so different from the emblem of the charging bull logo that is a synonymous feature in real Lamborghinis.
The Damborghini also has a set of impressive tires that exactly looks like the real treads. Looking at the Damborghini from far away may have many people thinking that it is the real Lambo. However, the dupe will be up when somebody attempts to open the doors, which are not working.
According to Hideki, Damborghini was created to discourage young people from moving away from the region, which was immensely affected by the devastating Tsunami in 2011.
“I wanted to show young people that the region still has creative adults doing cool jobs,” Hideki says.
Damborghini has impressed thousands of people and created lots of interest in the company after a video of the cardboard car was retweeted more than 10,000 times.