Father and son build Lamborghini Aventador using 3D printer for just £16,000 – saving a whopping £255,000


A FATHER is building a Lamborghini Aventador using a 3D printer with the help of his son.

And he’s only spent £16,000 constructing the supercar in his own garage.

Sterling Backus has only spent £16,000 building his very own Lamborghini Aventador using 3D printers
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Sterling Backus was inspired to build the supercar after his son said he liked it when they were playing video game Forza Horizon 3.

But as he didn’t have the budget to buy a brand-new Aventador, valued at more than £270,000, he decided to get creative.

Despite having no experience, the physicist turned to 3D printing to build the impressive motor.

Over the past 18 months, the duo have spent an hour each day painstakingly gluing each panel onto the home-made chassis.

The duo have spent countless hours gluing the small parts onto the chassis
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And to make sure it retains its sleek design, he has covered it in carbon fibre which was fitted using vacuum moulding – a process he learned from YouTube.

The impressive motor boasts a LS1 V8 engine under the hood fitted from a 2003 Chevrolet Corvette, as well as two turbochargers.

It even boasts genuine Lamborghini parts, including windows, lights and windscreen wipers.

His young son is helping Sterling construct the car
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The motor even boasts a V8 engine under the hood
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Mr Backus, who is also a professor at Colorado State University, said: “Originally we were going to build it out of steel on a buck, but seeing how far 3D printing had come, we decided to 3D print the car instead.

“I had no prior experience in 3D printing or encapsulating the parts. The encapsulation was based on skinning techniques I saw on YouTube.

“We have a long way to go in finishing the car. We have had our ups, and downs, but the journey has been a ton of fun.”


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