Father And Son Are 3D Printing Their Own Lamborghini
If you can’t afford a Lamborghini, build one! That’s exactly what Sterling Backus and his son decided to do in their garage with 3D printers. Backus is hoping to use it to teach kids about STEM.
At $400,000, the Lamborghini Aventador isn’t attainable for most people. However, this father/son team out of Erie, Colorado has been working on the 3D build for over a year. And the black two-door is starting to take a shape that’s not an exact replica of the Aventador, but heavily inspired by it.
Obviously, not everyone has access to a 3D printer. Backus is a physicist and the Chief Scientific Officer of a local laser firm while also being an adjunct professor at Colorado State University. One of his hobbies is using printers that cost a few hundred dollars each to create dozens of plastic body pieces, which he then wraps in carbon fiber before attaching them to a spaceframe built out of steel box tubing. The car uses a few authentic (although used) Lamborghini parts, however, it will be powered by a mid-mounted V8 from a 2003 Corvette paired with a Porsche 911 transmission.
If you’re wondering what this set them back, Backus estimates he’s spent around $20,000 so far and said he is hoping to get it registered for the street when it’s roadworthy. You can follow the project on Facebook.