This dad 3D-Printed a Lamborghini Aventador for his son
We've all grown up dreaming of supercars; I mean what's not to like. They're fast, they're loud, and above all they're gorgeous. At some point almost every car nut out there has asked, "dad can we buy a Lamborghini?". Now, obviously unless you are Kanye West you can't exactly just give your little kid a full-blown full roar Lamborghini Aventador. So this Colorado father did the next best thing.
After racing a Lamborghini Aventador in the video game Forza on his Xbox, Sterling Backsus’s son asked his dad if they could build one. Well, he said yes and they're building a replica with an amazing budget of just $20,000. Nearly 21 times less than the real deal.
The car's body panels will be 3D-printed as opposed to being made out of pressed steel or aluminum. After which the 3D-printed pieces will be wrapped in carbon fiber and then coated it in an epoxy. This process is called carbon-fiber encapsulation. As for the inner-workings of the cut-price Lambo, Backus crafted the chassis out of steel. For the power plant, they have opted for a rather gutsy LS1 V8 engine.
Backus says that the new Lamborghini should be ready sometime in mid-October. After which he will tour schools inspiring students to create things, and of course giving his son a well-deserved ride.