They print a Lamborghini in 3D, the Italian brand offers them one… for a few days – BFMTV.COM
Having a Lamborghini Aventador in your garage is a dream for many car enthusiasts. Above all, it’s the nice Christmas present received by Sterling Backus and his son Xander, a gift from the Lamborghini brand itself, as the American told CNN.
"I was shaking like a leaf, as if I had received a call from the Pope and he was coming to dinner," sums up this 52-year-old father living in Colorado. Of course, it's a metaphor, but that give an idea of the seriousness of the case for me ".
They print their Lamborghini in 3D
This pretty gift is above all part of a slightly crazy project initiated two years ago by the Backus. After a game, Xander asks his father Sterling if they can build their Lamborghini. Passionate about science, he took up the challenge, and chose to print the supercar in 3D at home.
The original plans are based on a miniature version of Aventador that Sterling modeled on a computer. Then with a 3D printer, the father and the son started to print parts and elements of the vehicle. Sterling Backus also acquired certain mechanical parts, such as a 2003 Corvette engine or a Porsche 911 transmission.
Christmas promo video
Since the start of the project almost two years ago, the end goal has been to keep the house-designed sports car running. Lamborghini got wind of the matter because the Lamborghini in 3D has been the subject of numerous media reports. Sterling Backus has always defended itself against forgery, explaining that if the design is close, it is not identical to that of the Aventador. Lamborghini saw it as a good opportunity to communicate about the Christmas spirit. A phone call to Sterling and Lamborghini stole the 3D version to replace it with a real black Aventador S, a surprise discovered by Xander early in the morning (see the video below).
The great story ends here, however. Lamborghini did indeed leave the car 15 days in the Backus' garage, enough time to shoot the video. The Lamborghini in 3D has found its owners. Sterling Backus plans to finish assembling the sports car next summer. At a slightly more reasonable price than an original Aventador S. The model loaned by Lamborghini is around 460,000 dollars (about 411,000 euros). So far, Sterling Backus has spent $ 23,000 (20,500 euros) to build its Lamborghini Aventador.