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Meet Moses Ngobeni, The South African That Built A Sports Car (PHOTOS)

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In 2016, Moses Ngobeni, a South African, completed the construction of a sleek sports car.

After reading car magazines throughout his youth, Mr Ngobeni eventually decided to build his dream car by hand.

According to him, he spent N6million ($16,750) to complete the car. He used various parts from multiple models. The project lasted three years.





Despite its low-tech build, the car has an array of high-tech gadgets including an on-board computer system and keyless ignition that allows him to start the car with his phone.

In order to put his dream car together, he used the 2.0-litre engine and rear brake light from a 1998 BMW 318is. He got the rear windows from a 1986 Mazda 323. The side windows were from a 2005 BMW M3 E46, a VW Caddy windscreen, 2011 Audi TT headlights and 2015 Nissan GT-R taillights.

This custom-built car also comes with plane-like wing aero features that pop out automatically to supposedly add stability during emergency braking.

He can start the engine remotely using his cellphone. It also automatically starts its engine even when the battery is running low.

The sports car runs on 18-inch tyres and is fitted with a computer screen and airbags.

According to Ngobeni, he initially did not want to draw attention to himself, saying that “as an African, I know some people might get jealous and use things to prevent this car from being completed.”





Moses Ngobeni is from Giyani, Limpopo, South Africa. As a child, he dreamed of crafting his supercar. He sketched it in 1994 for the first time. And he presented it to the world in 2016.





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