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Top 10: Expensive cars with mainstream parts

Nissan headlamps on a Lamborghini? Volkswagen tail lights on an Aston Martin? Manufacturers of prestigious models (from sportsters to supercars) are renowned for using components from the mass-produced car market.

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Lamborghini Diablo (Nissan 300ZX headlamps)

The 1998 revamp of the Diablo occurred during the same year that Audi took control of Lamborghini. So what was the biggest visual difference between the ‘new’ Diablo and its predecessor? The original’s pop-up headlamps were dropped, and in their place came lights borrowed from the Z32-series Nissan 300ZX of the 1990s.

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JH72    on 18 September 2017

The Aston DB7 used Mazda 323F rear lights

GGEO1UK    on 20 January 2019

Also McLaren F1 has FWD Lotus Elan indicators and Lotus Esprit up to S4 has Morris Marina door handles ??

djmgw    on 21 January 2019

Citroen CX wing mirrors on many low volume cars in the 80's being pedestal mounted, electrically adjusted and heated.

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