13 legendary cars... Which 'stole' from cheaper cars!

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Have you ever looked at a really expensive cars and thought you'd recognised parts from somewhere else? Well chances are, you probably had!

You see, it can be really expensive for manufacturers to design every part of a new car from scratch. Even smaller parts such as light fittings or interior buttons can cost time \u0026 money to develop, so more often than not, manufacturers will borrow elements from other models.

And whether the car is cheap or expensive, they're all at it! Even some of the most legendary cars you can think of are guilty of borrowing from other manufacturers! So with that in mind, we've pulled together a list of 13 of the most legendary cars which have borrowed from others before.

The question is, are you surprised that any of these cars have appeared on our list? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. carwow


    8 ימים לפני

    What do you think is the most legendary car of all time?

    • Tanwier Suliman

      Tanwier Suliman

      2 ימים לפני

      Mclaren P1, GTR, buggati

    • Umıt Bozkır

      Umıt Bozkır

      2 ימים לפני

      @Hugh RussellF1, the one and only, unreplacable.....

    • Nrkeks


      5 ימים לפני

      Benz Patent Motorwagen

    • احمد الدواي

      احمد الدواي

      5 ימים לפני

      @Hugh Russell Of course it is it’s the best

    • FalseRed13


      6 ימים לפני

      Peel P50

  2. Miguel Den Boer

    Miguel Den Boer

    4 שעות לפני

    How about the Porsche b32?

  3. Razvan Lina

    Razvan Lina

    יום לפני

    I'm sooooo happy there were no Ferraris on this list. Tho i kinda knew there won't be😁😁😁

  4. TS


    2 ימים לפני

    If im not mistaken Aston Martin used Volvo infotainment in the early 2000s.

  5. Vlad Ilkevich

    Vlad Ilkevich

    3 ימים לפני

    it's the mazda light on the aston for me

  6. Mike Antonios

    Mike Antonios

    3 ימים לפני

    Bmw is the best brand🔥🔥

  7. Arif Hamidi

    Arif Hamidi

    4 ימים לפני

    More over the Lotus; The Lotus Evora side mirrors actually were from 2nd gen Proton Saga.

  8. Chidubem Emmanuel

    Chidubem Emmanuel

    4 ימים לפני

    Also Bugatti db10 headlights are Nissan 370z

  9. Chidubem Emmanuel

    Chidubem Emmanuel

    4 ימים לפני

    McLaren f1 doors are from a tiny Toyota sport car(1990)

  10. DreamRide


    4 ימים לפני

    You forgot the Yamaha V10 engine in the Lexus LFA

  11. dima dk

    dima dk

    4 ימים לפני

    Пиривидите на русский

  12. Deadteam Jako

    Deadteam Jako

    5 ימים לפני

    Right so let's stop calling the Xtype a Mondeo

  13. Tassil A. Altaiz

    Tassil A. Altaiz

    5 ימים לפני

    Both the the Pagani Zonda and the Lamborghini Diablo share the same rear lights coming from a bus too.

  14. Waifuzzy


    5 ימים לפני

    juling air

  15. vyger009


    5 ימים לפני

    Second part from the DB7 that is originally from a Mazda: the inner door handle is from a MX-5 NA.

  16. Paul Phelps

    Paul Phelps

    6 ימים לפני

    The daffy ant scully exist because rule pharmacologically offend down a endurable refund. afraid, gaping dash

  17. Budget Boost DIY

    Budget Boost DIY

    6 ימים לפני

    This would be a blessing in disguise when the part breaks and you find out you can just get the part from common cars for cheap.

  18. Allen Oommen

    Allen Oommen

    6 ימים לפני

    Ah take me back to these simpler times , makes these fast cars feel so down to earth .😌

  19. Hubert Paul Farrugia

    Hubert Paul Farrugia

    6 ימים לפני

    The Lotus Esprit *also* had mirrors borrowed from a Citroen CX (Series 2) and door handles from a Morris Marina

  20. Kurt Feneon

    Kurt Feneon

    6 ימים לפני

    Mclaren f1 also had the door “inspired” by the Toyota sera

  21. Joe Johnson

    Joe Johnson

    6 ימים לפני

    In the near future "the Ford GT got it's engine from a tradesman pick-up truck"

  22. Joe Johnson

    Joe Johnson

    6 ימים לפני

    The McLaren F1 used the bus light because it can haul ass! (Insert any ass, it haul's)

  23. Wayne Randall

    Wayne Randall

    6 ימים לפני

    I love the comments, "You mean the [supercar] has the same parts as my [turd]? R E L A T E D"

  24. ashlee A

    ashlee A

    6 ימים לפני

    You look old, Matt!!

  25. Mighty Moyan

    Mighty Moyan

    6 ימים לפני

    You forgot the Mitsu Eclipse and what parts from it went into a SuperCar....I think it was a Mclaren.

  26. President Evil

    President Evil

    6 ימים לפני

    who cares, this video is just nitpicking about stupid shit

  27. Justin Johnson

    Justin Johnson

    6 ימים לפני

    Fails to mention the Zonda’s engine is from the MB S-class

  28. Carlos Clivilles

    Carlos Clivilles

    6 ימים לפני

    To further expand on your list, the 1990 - 2004 Lotus Esprit's steering wheel is from the 1990 - 1992 Pontiac Trans Am.

  29. F C

    F C

    6 ימים לפני

    It’s so funny when you get into a Volvo, Land Rover/Jaguar, Astons, and some Fords and see that they still all use the same exact window and mirror switches even though they’re all owned by different groups now.

  30. thenoobslayer


    6 ימים לפני

    No mentions of the McLarens with the 3.8L Nissan IndyCar engine that have Mitusbishi Evo turbos? Now that's not just sharing, it's almost like inbreeding to create an exotic.

  31. Friedmann


    6 ימים לפני

    First generation of Pagani Zonda also uses the rear light of the Lamborghini Diablo and the tacho panel of the Lancia Y....... 🤣

  32. Ally Crawford

    Ally Crawford

    6 ימים לפני

    Boxy 240 Estate in brown is a dream car

  33. Craig Moy

    Craig Moy

    6 ימים לפני

    Best shared parts of all time are the Rover V8 and the door handles that appeared on just about every Leyland Rover product, through to the Lotus Esprit! Might be a cool video to find how many models got them, including the might Allegro on my old TR8!



    6 ימים לפני

    i think carwow give up there car business soon thats why they want money from youtube. make unfair drag race, pointless and incomparable review for just views!

  35. ultimate moments

    ultimate moments

    6 ימים לפני

    Interesting and fun video with a lot of facts 🌎👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻Thanks 😎

  36. Blexxlow


    6 ימים לפני

    Me like Porsche 924

  37. Steve Boyd

    Steve Boyd

    6 ימים לפני

    Metro 6R4 was Naturally Aspirated, do your homework Matt.

  38. VIZIN


    6 ימים לפני

    The controls for the side mirrors on the Audi 80/90 were from the Ferrari 355, or vice versa, I don´t actually know.

  39. Erwan Gregoire

    Erwan Gregoire

    6 ימים לפני

    The incredible Bugatti W16 come from 2 Volkswagen Passat w8

  40. Erdal Caran

    Erdal Caran

    6 ימים לפני

    The Pagani Zonda had the V12 engine of Mercedes S600 🤫

  41. Jordan Y

    Jordan Y

    6 ימים לפני

    Pronouncing Porsche as 1 syllable is like spelling Matt’s name wrong

  42. Yosif Starkov

    Yosif Starkov

    6 ימים לפני

    Mini Metro with 550HP ... wow!

    • HWJ.


      6 ימים לפני

      MG Metro 6R4 only around 50 left there was 200 but got crashed or blew up in group B rallying

    • Sean


      6 ימים לפני

      It was an MG metro

  43. 7rays


    6 ימים לפני

    Porsche 935 used. The headlights from the Mazda RX-7

  44. Dennis Bakker

    Dennis Bakker

    7 ימים לפני

    Renault espace used the v6 from Nissan 350z

  45. Simp Simpson

    Simp Simpson

    7 ימים לפני

    Everyone copy Volvo 😉🇸🇪❤️

  46. Roby Gadea

    Roby Gadea

    7 ימים לפני

    Very big likeeeee

  47. Sam


    7 ימים לפני

    Im pretty sure McLaren didn't intend on it being the fastest car in the world

  48. Martin Pitt

    Martin Pitt

    7 ימים לפני

    So pretty much like Tesla having bits from the Mercedes parts bin now......I await the fan boys!

  49. Happy Halfwit

    Happy Halfwit

    7 ימים לפני

    The Ferrari Testarossa had fiat panda window winder switches and drives 🤦🏻 if it went it was £3 for the fiat part or £20 from the Ferrari dealer 😱

  50. denpo


    7 ימים לפני

    Can't believe you forgot Bugatti!

  51. TrainKreator84


    7 ימים לפני

    Did you ever check the lambo murcie and gallardo cabin? Steering wheel, aircond control panel and many furhter parts from audi. Also the latest lambos teminds you sitting in an audi!!

  52. Erik Lane

    Erik Lane

    7 ימים לפני

    He knows he's saying Porsche wrong and continues to say it wrong... *Cringe*

  53. Zayniddin Mutalov

    Zayniddin Mutalov

    7 ימים לפני

    Mat Watson review 6th generation Chevrolet Camaroz ZL1

  54. xdurance


    7 ימים לפני

    What about aston martin virage which has front headlights from audi 80, mirrors from citroen and brake lights from fiat i think??😂

  55. GTCrais


    7 ימים לפני

    SIM Card 1000? **thinking**

  56. Be8


    7 ימים לפני

    McLaren F1 had mirrors from a VW Me: Couldn't be bothered.

  57. Adrian Huntley

    Adrian Huntley

    7 ימים לפני

    Taillights is hella 4169: Lamborghini Diablo (facelift or GTR), Saleen S7, Pagani Zonda C12, Ford Thinkr and farm equipment tractor McLaren F1 taillights from bus same as Lamborghini Diablo taillights Bugatti Chiron wheel is borrow from Vauxhall/Opel Insignia VXR/OPC Ascaris (supercar from uk) is headlights from Peugeot 206

  58. Wisso Project

    Wisso Project

    7 ימים לפני

    Its not “stole”, its inspired from cheaper cars !

  59. Abishek J

    Abishek J

    7 ימים לפני

    I'm happy Mercedes and BMW isn't included 😅

  60. JFCW


    7 ימים לפני

    The Murcielago also had the Zonda’s climate controls.

  61. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin

    7 ימים לפני

    Matt loves a volvo really

  62. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin

    7 ימים לפני

    Ultra dull volvo 240 how dare youuuuuu🙃

  63. paul taylor

    paul taylor

    7 ימים לפני

    Very good Mr Watson, top of the class.

  64. Ajmal Hussain

    Ajmal Hussain

    7 ימים לפני

    nissan micra

  65. Harsh Roy

    Harsh Roy

    7 ימים לפני

    Toyota and suzuki are borrowing cars from each other

  66. Oliver Shawn

    Oliver Shawn

    7 ימים לפני

    Despite the current state of crypto currency I still made £15,000, I think investing now is major thing everybody should do now.

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      David Milestone

      7 ימים לפני

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      Norah Grace

      7 ימים לפני

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      Leo Albert

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      Elizabeth alex

      7 ימים לפני

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      Lucy Andrew

      7 ימים לפני

      Fear won't let some people invest now, because it's low. It will go very high when it starts rising again 😁

  67. Eric Keane

    Eric Keane

    7 ימים לפני

    CarWow seems to be "borrowing" this content from Car Throttle too, as they did this 5 years ago with some of the same vehicles! illevel.info/plane/qYejr7uxoq3Pmq4/wyd-w

  68. Eric Keane

    Eric Keane

    7 ימים לפני

    Ultra dull 240? I don't think Mat knows what he's talking about here.

  69. AMGxliker


    7 ימים לפני

    Koenigsegg is still using der windshieldwiper from a w124 Mercedes

  70. Connor Johnson

    Connor Johnson

    7 ימים לפני

    TVR Cerbera also borrowed fiesta rear lights. IS200, S2000 & RX8 I believe all shared the same gearbox internals?

  71. Piyush Kumar

    Piyush Kumar

    7 ימים לפני

    And Rolls just managed to escape 😂

  72. Nemanja Savic

    Nemanja Savic

    7 ימים לפני

    it's porsche, not porscha, thx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  73. Alle Warten Auf Das Licht

    Alle Warten Auf Das Licht

    7 ימים לפני

    That Mondeo V6 in the Aston was a spectacular unit, and they threw 2 of them into their cars.

  74. V A

    V A

    7 ימים לפני

    You didn't mention that Toyota Supra used Yamaha engine for it's legendary Supra 2JZ. Not the new one from bmw :)

  75. Alex Nest

    Alex Nest

    7 ימים לפני


  76. T vs

    T vs

    7 ימים לפני

    It's just a small hint of proof that opensource is more efficient than competitive groups (companies)

  77. Adam Restall

    Adam Restall

    7 ימים לפני

    What about the Ford Focus RS using a Volvo engine?

  78. Aarav


    7 ימים לפני

    Just waiting for tesla model s plaid+

  79. CAM 1

    CAM 1

    7 ימים לפני

    Lol I was looking at pictures of the McLaren F1 then I clicked on this video and the first car was a McLaren F1 lol

  80. Game Rap

    Game Rap

    7 ימים לפני

    Car manufacturers make a deal Carwow editor: 'stole' Clickbait titles 101 Matt does good enough job to get people to see his videos, you don't have to play dirty tricks to bait people into watching carwow videos.

  81. Romain Genre

    Romain Genre

    7 ימים לפני

    The Lamborghini Gallardo have a AC controller from the Audi A8, the radio is a RNS-E from Audi, the speedometer and interiors lighting from the Audi RS4 convertible

  82. 855glt


    7 ימים לפני

    Yamaha got it from Volvo? You mean Volvo got it from Yamaha. Yamaha designed and built it with very specific dimensions/configurations and powerband requests from Volvo. They actually came as complete crate engines from Japan. Because Volvo owned the design rights, Noble had to purchase them from Volvo.

  83. ArmorMaciek


    7 ימים לפני

    May calling the Volvo 240 ultra dull shows that he’s newer been to a Scandinavian country in the winter

  84. Johnny Brännström

    Johnny Brännström

    7 ימים לפני

    Koenigsegg also use the windshield wiper from a Mercedes- Benz w124

  85. Alexander McKay

    Alexander McKay

    7 ימים לפני

    Wow! Who didn't know this? Every boutique car maker has it. Ferrari is filled with FIAT switchgear, TVR were made with Ford of England parts, hell, RR's for decades used GM's THM400 transmissions. It's a good thing usually after the models get aged because it means there's still parts available and sometimes rather cheaply.

  86. Matsgueggel


    7 ימים לפני

    funfact koenigsegg still uses the windscreen whiper from mercedes w124.

  87. Stan Yen

    Stan Yen

    7 ימים לפני

    Koenigsegg CC8 series also use: Mk1 Audi TT rear view mirror, W124 wiper assembly, steering column from Porsche, A/C system from Volvo~

  88. John Stramiello

    John Stramiello

    7 ימים לפני

    I thought the V8’s in those audis, Porsche’s and now Lambo Urus were all Porsche engines, not audi.

  89. Shaan


    7 ימים לפני

    Please do Porsche 911 turbo s vs Tesla model s performance

  90. Connor Scott

    Connor Scott

    7 ימים לפני

    Yamaha also made a supercar in the noughts

  91. HDBassMusic


    7 ימים לפני

    I wish everyone who clicked on this video the most love, peace and abundance. You’re so much closer than you realize. I love you♥️🤞🏾

  92. Zadster


    7 ימים לפני

    the XJ220 also had Ford Granada instruments and switchgear. The aforementioned Ford Duratec V6 (as used by Noble, Jaguar etc) was a Porsche design, with Cosworth designed heads.

  93. 취사완료


    7 ימים לפני

    Probably it would be even harder to find a car sharing none of its parts with others?

  94. stephen john baldwin

    stephen john baldwin

    7 ימים לפני

    The worst one for me was the TVR Griffith which had "upside down" Mk3 Vauxhall Cavalier lights on the rear.....Great cars, but when you know it, you can't get it out of your head when you see it.

  95. Aidan Joash Azuelo

    Aidan Joash Azuelo

    7 ימים לפני

    Next race: Evolve BMW M5 vs Ferrari sf 90 stradale

  96. Craig Fennema

    Craig Fennema

    7 ימים לפני

    And the taillights from the Shelby Cobradaytona came from a Corvair, IIRC.

  97. B D

    B D

    7 ימים לפני

    Really enjoyed this video, I'd be happy to see more videos about shared parts.

  98. ผู้ชาย ห้ามดู

    ผู้ชาย ห้ามดู

    7 ימים לפני

    Bmw m1

  99. Noor Ameen

    Noor Ameen

    7 ימים לפני

    That's why I didn't buy McLaren F1. BMW engine and bus brake lights. cheap stuff.