‘Limpoborghini’: Venda youth b

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‘Limpoborghini’: Venda youth builds his very own customised Diablo

Junkyard jewel: Limpopo’s Mukundi Malovhele constructed his own version of the Italian sportscar classic, the Lamborghini Diablo, from scrap materials and old car parts. All he needs is an engine.

‘Limpoborghini’: Venda youth b

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Limpopo’s Mukundi Malovhele claims he was never any good at maths and science, but always had an amateur flair for engineering hand-made items.

And, as opposed to the pudding, this may just be a case of the “proof is in the production”. The modest 21-year-old has now managed to build his very own car… and it’s just not any car.

For the love of Lamborghini

According to SowetanLive – inspired by his love for luxury car marquee Lamborghini, Malovhele used scrap materials and old car parts to put together his version of the Italian classic.

I’ve always loved the Lamborghini when I saw it on TV, so I decided to make one inspired by it because I can’t afford to buy it.”

There is one very component that is missing though…

‘I need an engine…’

Malovhele, from Tshipise Tshasagole-Niani village in Venda, said he was inspired by his years of building wire cars and decided a far bigger version a go in 2017.

The son of a tomato and watermelon farmer, Malovhele said lack of finance has been a a major obstacle.

My father sometimes spares me some money to buy some parts, but what I really need is a small engine.”

While waiting on his matric results, he helps his father work the land and sell their produce to other villagers, while working on his designs.

I want to become a mechanic and fix cars, but I also want to make my own car model because this is what I understand. My dream is to go to a technical college that will help me work on my skills.”

His neighbour, Justice Mbedzi, said people did not take Malovhele seriously when he started out.

“It’s amazing because now people want to come to his house all the time to see the car.”