Now this is a Christmas that one father and son duo will never forget!

Back in October 2019, we brought you a story about a father and son that loved the Lamborghini brand and the Aventador so much that they decided to build their own. Long story short, the two worked tirelessly, 3D printing parts, and a little bit of help from a GM-sourced LS1 V-8 engine. Make no mistake, it’s not a Lamborghini Aventador at heart, but for something built in the home garage, it’s a pretty damn good replica.

Well, that was the last we heard about the 3D-printed Aventador replica, but thanks to our reporting (and the reporting of other outlets like ours,) Lambo got word of this replica and decided to do something about it. Fortunately, the brass at Lambo have a heart and gave this father and son duo a Christmas gift they never expected, and the fulfillment of a life-long dream neither thought they would ever see.

One day, the duo walked out to the garage to get to work, only to find that their 3D printed car had been replaced by a real, true-to-life Lamborghini Aventador S. To the best of our knowledge, the father and son don’t get to keep the car, but Lamborghini sure did let them drive it for a few days and that, my friends, is what separates Lamborghini from other exotic car brands like Ferrari. That said, go ahead a click play on the video to see what real-life satisfaction really looks like.! Merry Christmas!

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Automobili Lamborghini releases its 2019 Christmas video, in which the Sant’Agata Bolognese company has once more found real Lamborghini lovers.

This year’s edition features the true story of Sterling Backus and his 12 year-old son Xander. For almost two years they have been building a real-size Aventador SV replica in their garage in Erie, Colorado, USA, using a 3D printer. A few days before Christmas father and son open the garage door and find a real, black Aventador S instead of their replica model. Having proven with their project to be the most ardent Lamborghini lovers, they get to drive the car for some days and enjoy their very own Lamborghini experience.

“Automobili Lamborghini is against any attempt at counterfeiting. However, a true story of such authentic passion deserves to be featured, which is why we chose to tell of Sterling’s and Xander’s project in our 2019 Christmas video,” comments Katia Bassi, Chief Marketing and Communication Officer of Automobili Lamborghini.

The 2018 video, in which children were the stars in the search for a “Real Lamborghini Lover”, picked up more than 24 million views on Lamborghini’s social media channels.

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