Crazy: Lamborghini fan prints an Aventador using a 3D printer
The Lambo Aventador you see before you has mostly been created using a 3D printer. Even more impressively, it isn’t just a replica, but a full-fledged car with high-end specs.
A physicist by education but a tuner at heart, Sterling Backus and his son started working on the AXAS Interceptor project a year and a half ago. Backus had hoped to keep the budget down to U.S. $20,000 – a considerable sum of money, perhaps, but hardly noticeable against the cost of the real Aventador ($335,000+). He ended up investing over $40,000, though, buying over 200 rolls of thermal plastic, a custom stainless-steel chassis, suspension, and a Porsche 911 (996) transmission.
The unique ride comes powered by a 5.7-liter LS1 V8 of the 2003 Chevrolet Corvette. While not as impressive as the Aventador 6.5 V12, it still does the job exceptionally well.
Watch the series of videos where Sterling and his son work on the transmission, the cabin and the faux-carbon exterior.
Editor Andrew Raspopov