Video: American 3D Printed Lamborghini Aventador
In Boulder, Colorado, Sterling Backus' son asked him to build a real Lamborghini Aventador. His father, an engineer by training, took up a difficult challenge and in a year and a half created a working copy of the supercar, having printed it on a 3D printer. This was reported by the Auto Blog edition.
- The project, dubbed the "Interceptor", began with a search for mock-up Lamborghini Aventador body panels. They showed up on one of the design forums. Sterling adapted them for 3D printing and began to reproduce them on a regular $ 900 3D printer.
The standard plastic used for printing has proven to be unstable to sunlight. As a result, the panels had to be reinforced with carbon fiber and covered with epoxy - this is how carbon is made. However, this production proved to be laborious: it took 52 hours to print just one air intake for the front brakes.
- In parallel, Backus independently welded a tubular steel frame, and also installed a 5.7-liter V8 from the Chevrolet Corvette. Now the printed replica of the Italian supercar is already capable of driving.
- Initially, Sterling Backus intended to keep within $ 20,000 when creating Lamborghini, but by now the budget has already been exceeded twice. Nevertheless, this is still an order of magnitude less than asking for a real brand new Aventador.
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