Family building 3D-printed Lamborghini Aventador replica
The project has cost $20,000 so far, including its Chevrolet Corvette engine.
A Colorado family has picked a unique project to work on, building a 3D-printed replica of a Lamborghini Aventador.
The idea started when 11-year-old Xander Backus asked his father if they could build a car like the Aventador in the Xbox racing game Forza. Sterling Backus apparently took the question as a serious challenge, kicking off 20 months of work and counting, according to CBS4.
The family apparently sourced its CAD files from a small toy model, then scaled up the components for 3D printing. Xander and his sisters reportedly helped with carbon-fiber layup and component installation.
Powered by a Chevrolet Corvette engine, the replica is still a bit rough around the edges but the family hopes it will serve a higher purpose by inspiring children to take an interest in engineering and other technical fields.