Police in Brazil this week busted a counterfeit supercar ring that was constructing “Fauxrraris” and “Scamborghinis” and promoting them at cut-rate costs.

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The daddy and son accused of operating the illicit operation have been arrested, and eight vehicles in varied states of meeting have been seized from their storage within the state of Santa Catarina after the automakers filed complaints with native authorities.

Among the many autos found have been replicas of the Lamborghini Gallardo and Huracan, and a Ferrari 430 lookalike. The tooling and supplies used to construct them have been confiscated within the raid, together with phony model badges and seats embroidered with the businesses’ logos.

In line with O Globo, the copycat vehicles have been being marketed on social media and constructed to order for round $50,000 every, which is a tenth of what the true fashions promote for brand new within the nation. Investigators are attempting to find out what number of different vehicles had already been delivered and will likely be calling on extra staff who have been concerned to testify.

The crackdown occurred only a few weeks after Ferrari received a court docket case in opposition to an Italian firm that was providing replicas of the 1960s-era 250 GTO, genuine examples of that are price tens of tens of millions of {dollars}.

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The Related Press contributed to this report

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