Police Shut Down a Factory Making Fake Ferraris and ‘Shamborghinis’

This July 15, 2019 photo released by Itajai Civil Police, shows car molds of luxury car replicas at a workshop in Itajai, Brazil. Brazilian police dismantled a clandestine workshop run by a father and son who assembled fake Ferraris and Lamborghinis to order, in Brazil's southern state of Santa Catarina. (Itajai Civil Police via AP)

Brazilian police has closed down a clandestine factory that was deal in the production of fake Ferraris and sham Lamborghinis.

This is coming on the heels of complaints by the genuine Italian car makers, after the counterfeit vehicles were being offered on social media for $45,000 to $60,000, a huge cut-off the real prices.

A father and son who owned the workshop in the southern state of Santa Catarina have been arrested on industrial property charges.

Officials didn’t say what sort of parts were used to build the vehicles, but they distributed photos showing sleek bodies, as well as badges and accessories emblazoned with the Italian brands.

partially finished vehicles were seized in the raid, and police said they are investigating how many were made.

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