American physicist and son assemble Lamborghini Aventador supercar with the help of a 3D material printer.
Lamborghini Aventador supercar of Sterling Backus uses V8 engine from Corvette. With the help of his son, Mr. Sterling is “producing” super cars in his spare time.
Dr. Sterling Backus’ supercar project was launched a year and a half ago. On average, each day, the father and son spend an hour working. They invested $ 20,000 with the determination to make “AXAS Interceptor” (supercar name set) into reality.
The idea of using a 3D printer to produce a Lamborghini Aventador supercar stems from the time when they played Forza Horizon 3. The son asked his father if they could produce the supercar themselves.
Except for details such as chassis, transmission axles, engines and some other structures, the rest are produced by 3D printers. Even the headlights, taillights, wind slots and other interior parts are also made this way.
Sterling Backus supercars don’t use naturally aspirated 6.5L V12 engines like the original Aventador because they’re too expensive and hard to find.
Instead, the LS1 5.7L supercharged supercar comes from the Chevy Corvette 2003. Transmission shaft is taken from 996 Porsche 911 (produced in the period 1997-2004).
Self-supporting chassis and spring suspension. Some components of AXAS Interceptor are taken from Lamborghini cars. Parts such as windows, rearview mirrors, rain levers, rear mirrors, steering wheel taken from Audi cars.
In an interview with Which Car magazine of Australia, Sterling Backus said there were ups and downs with the project AXAS Interceptor supercar, but it was his passion and joy.