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Dad 3D-Printed a Lamborghini for His Son

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I still remember when I was a kid asking my dad if we could buy a Lamborghini Countach after seeing it in, and I’m not doing this because of where I work, the pages of the duPont REGISTRY magazine. To my demise, he said no. Looking back, it was incredibly silly of me to ask for such a thing. I mean, we lived on a dirt road in Arizona! While I didn’t have good luck when it came to supercars and my dad, one kid in Colorado did.

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, they’re actually building a replica and they set a budget of just $20,000.

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Backus is building the car’s body panels by 3D-printing them, wrapping the 3D-printed pieces in carbon fiber and then coating it in epoxy. This process is called carbon-fiber encapsulation. As for the inner-workings of the replica Lamborghini, Backus crafted the chassis out of steel. For the source of power, they have opted for an LS1 V8 engine.

They expect this car to be rolling on the streets by October. They then plan to take the car around to schools. More specifically, he wants to introduce it to kids in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) program to get kids interested in sciences.


Source: CTV News