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- Mechanic Mišo Kuzmanović was inspired to build his own car after an F1 event
- The man, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, spent two years developing the car
- He has since received an offer of €60,000 to sell the car, but says he is not interested
Many people dream of owning their own Formula 1 car, but have you ever thought of building one yourself?
That's what genius mechanic Mišo Kuzmanović did.
The engineer from Bosnia and Herzegovina spent two years and an estimated £20,000 creating his own race car, and now his efforts have been rewarded by receiving full road-worthy status.
Mr Kuzmanović said that his car is not a complete replica of a Formula 1 car, but was inspired by a Formula 1 event he attended in neighbouring Serbia's capital, Belgrade.
‘My Formula car as it is, isn't identical to the Formula 1 car. It is built from my own vision, from my own aspiration,’ said Mr Kuzmanović.
‘The main construction and design was all done by me. My friends and family helped me as well.’
Mišo Kuzmanović, an engineer from Bosnia and Herzegovina, decided to set about creating his own Formula 1 race car after seeing an F1 event
Mr Kuzmanović has estimated he and his companions spent approximately 1,000 hours constructing the vehicle.
Despite weighing around 1,200 kilograms, Mr Kuzmanović said it ‘holds up well’ and can reach speeds of 100mph.
At around six metres long, the car is also bigger than standard.
The mechanic's invention takes inspiration from the F1 race car, but he says the finished product is drawn from his own vision
The car weighs 1,200 kilograms but can reach speeds of up to 100mph. It also includes a second seat at Mr Kuzmanović's wife's insistence
The mechanic said that he had to install a second seat when his wife questioned his intentions.
‘When she asked me how many does it seat, I answered, ‘Me alone’.
‘And she said, ‘Where am I going to sit?’ so I had to install the second seat.’
Mr Kuzmanović and his family and friends, including son Milen, spent approximately 1,000 hours creating the car over the course of two years
Mr Kuzmanović enlisted the help of his ‘golden child’ son to help build the car, and said that the pair enjoy driving around their home town of Prnjavor, in the north of the country, now that the car has full road-legal status.
Mr Kuzmanović's son Milen said: ‘My father built for long hours and late nights.
‘So we would come and help him and bring him food and check if everything was okay.
‘It was a pleasure helping him and now we enjoy driving this vehicle together.’
Mr Kuzmanović (right), known in his hometown as ‘Mišo Schumacher’, pictured with his son Milen (left)
Although Mr Kuzmanović once received an offer of €60,000 (approximately £53,000) for the Formula car, he said he has no intention of selling.
However, he does have plans for further inventions in future.
‘Everybody wants to touch it, sit on it, lean on it, to take pictures with it.
‘I can tell you it is unique and every unique thing is expensive.
‘I have many more ideas and I desire to create more things – but those are all little secrets.’