No original Lamborghini was sacrificed
The quotation marks already suggest that no original Diablo had to believe in the Frankenstein project. Instead, Irizarry uses a replica body of a 1999 Diablo VT Roadster, which doesn’t even look bad in the photos in terms of dimensions.
The inventor wants to put the replica body of the Diablo on this basis. What sounds so simple here should not be child’s play. Because even if the wheelbases of the Cherokee and Diablo are almost identical to the millimeter, some adjustment work should be necessary. Still, the crazy scheme could work. At least in theory.
V6 instead of V12
Speaking of the engine, there’s no official powertrain information, but it’s safe to assume that Irizarry will keep the Cherokee’s original engine to keep costs down. In Germany, the most powerful version of the Cherokee had a 3.7-liter V6 with 211 hp.
This would mean that the Jeeporghini would be hopelessly underpowered compared to the 530 hp Diablo VT Roadster, but compared to the Italian super sports car it would not fail at the first curb. Thanks to its chunky off-road tires, the Frankenstein Lambo could simply iron over such obstacles.