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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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Jaguar XJ220 (Rover 200 rear lights)

With just 275 cars built in total, the 1992-94 XJ220 was one of the most exclusive Jaguars of all time, with its launch price of £470,000 reinforcing its supercar status. Not everything about this twin-turbocharged V6-engined monster was bespoke, however, as its list of shared components included rear lights from the R8-generation Rover 200. 

Read our Jaguar XJ220 review here

Read our Rover 200 review here


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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