I sold my soul and got one of "the real things" this past summer. I never imagined in my wildest dreams that I would ever be able to do such a thing in my lifetime. Do the replicas detract from my ownership experience? Not really. I just start the engine and ask them if it sounds like a v-8 or v-6. Or does it sound like a v-12 wanting to quit sitting here and go for a bit of a run. I have never had one answer "it's a kit"!Would any one here that owns a lambo get upset if someone replicated a broke down nasty looking plymouth breeze? and admitted to having a fake. This is a retorical question I really don't expect anyone to answer but i dont think they would get upset nor look twice and that is the principle of the idea there is always replication some where. I think it may cut a little deeper with people that own the real thing and thats ok but I don't justify taking away someones dreams of wanting to own the closest thing to a lambo, I mean come on not every one can own such a car but they can own something close and be satisfied saying yeah it's a replica but it's the closest I can get to the real thing
To me, replicas are only a thorn in the side of the Lambo factory. People trying to duplicate the visual appeal and design aspects that the factory has poured tons of money and time into. It doesn't hurt me per se, but it does infringe upon the factory's intellectual rights (copyrights, patent rights, and other design issues). If I designed a far out car, copyrighted the design and patented the things about it that could be patented, I suppose I might become a bit agitated towards an individual trying to cash in on my ideas and products by replicating them.
So, to me and my way of thinking, the replicas should be fair game for the factories to haul to court and charged with stealing. That is an issue between the factory and the repli-car industry. As far as to how it effects me, it is really rather minimal with people asking the "real or kit" question.
Lambhorgini needs to stop the replica stuff for it's own product identification reasons. The consumer of Lambo products only needs to smile to the uninformed and ask them, does this sound like a kit car? Would you like me to lift the engine cover, would you like to have your picture taken in a real Lamborghini?
All that you seem to be so worried about is a factory design infringement by others, a problem they need to deal with to protect their rights, not something that is going to cause any real harm to you.
Until it actually causes you personal harm, let it go, and devote your excess energy into something that will actually do society some good!