The idea of car companies sharing parts with each other is nothing new, but it still never fails to blow our minds! The most well-known example of this is the headlights from a Lamborghini Diablo are exactly the same as the ones that Nissan created for the Z32 300ZX! Or perhaps even the taillights of a Lamborghini Diablo borrowed off of a city bus!
But why is that exactly? Well, it's all got to do with cost-saving and convenience. You have to understand that designing a whole new car is one thing, and it takes a tremendous amount of research and development, design and of course money to start that project, then you eventually arrive with a concept car that has to now be made into a production model. It is at this stage that all parts of the car company get involved and a lot of this next process is cutting down on costs which is why the concept car never looks the same as the production model.
Lamborghini was on the verge of bankruptcy at the time the DIablo was developed and they had no choice but to cut down on costs. And are we complaining? Most definitely not! The Diablo was and still is an absolute icon!
There are many examples of this and even in modern times!
Take a look at the video below by the YouTube channel: Ideal Media on 8 Cheap Cars That Share Parts With Supercars...
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