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This 3D-printed Lamborghini Aventador Hides American V-8 Power

This DIY Lamborghini Aventador "Interceptor" is an ambitious 3D-printed project that looks like the real deal

It’s truly amazing what you can do with technology and there are people out there whose creativity or ambition knows no bounds. For many car enthusiasts, owning a high-performance vehicle is a dream, but then there are those like LaserSterling who go even further and build it themselves. The laser physicist and infantry veteran has taken up an ambitious project to build his own “Lamborghini Aventador look-alike”, and looking at the project so far, it’s looking pretty good.

This 3D-printed Lamborghini Aventador Hides American V-8 Power
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The project started over two years ago, thanks to the creator’s son, Xander Backus, who always chose the Aventador when playing video games. One day, he simply asked his dad, “can we build one of those” and, as you will see, the rest is history. Xander’s dad has access to a 3D printer, which allowed him to make almost every part of the car, by himself.

In addition to being a physicist, the creator of the “Lambo” is also a gearhead, so you can expect the Interceptor Aventador to be well-sorted. The project has come a long way and, at least from a distance, it can easily be mistaken for a real Lamborghini Aventador. The replica is still a bit rough around the edges, but when you see the digital cluster with the original Aventador graphics, you know it will be as close to the real thing as possible when completed.

This 3D-printed Lamborghini Aventador Hides American V-8 Power
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The creator of the project used scaled Aventador models to accurately recreate the shape of the car. All the plastic body panels have been 3D-printed and then glued together. After that, the entire body was wrapped in carbon fiber in order to become more rigid. One thing that will be fundamentally different, however, is the engine.

While some replicas of V-12 cars go for a BMW V-12 or a Mercedes M120 V-12, this one is a bit close to home. Power comes from an all-American Corvette V-8. While we don’t yet know which of the pushrod V-8s it is, you can be sure it will be plenty quick. Maybe not quite as quick as a real Aventador, but still.

This 3D-printed Lamborghini Aventador Hides American V-8 Power
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While not the first father and son build we have featured, the “Interceptor” is certainly one of the most epic ones we have seen. Projects like these show that you don’t need to spend upwards of $400,000 to get a real Lamborghini Aventador when you can build something similar, yourself; if you so wish, that is. Nevertheless, it looks like the Lambo replica is in its final stages and even has an awesome Mansory-like body kit. More importantly, its creator is good with math, engineering, and physics, which are essential to making a properly sorted car.


Source: lasersterling

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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