- I wonder what the build quality is like? (image credit: Sterling Backus)

Can't afford a Lambo? 3D-print your own

10w ago


Owning a Lamborghini Aventador is a dream that only a handful of people can achieve, but a father-son team are creating one in their own backyard.

Using 3D printing to create the body panels, interior, head- and tail-lights the project costs $29,000 (USD$20,000) and has taken a year-and-a-half to make.

The rest of the car is made from a mixture of parts bought off eBay, Wilwood brakes, Holley Dominator ECU and even Lamborghini.

Underneath the skin you won’t find a 6.5-litre V12 engine, instead the powerplant is an LS1 from a 2003 Corvette, while the transaxle is from a Porsche 911. Talk about mix and match.

While there are people who will probably write this project off, you have to admit this creation looks almost identical to an actual Aventador, just look at those tail-lights.

This is one of the most impressive backyard builds we’ve ever seen and it's a bargain considering the real thing costs $789,809.

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