Father and son team create 3D printed Lamborghini Aventador look-a-like

Laser physicist Sterling Backus and his son Xander have been working to create a full-scale Lamborghini Aventador Spider with bodywork made using a 3D printer.

They used models found online for the Aventador bodywork and printed them using a variety of plastics including carbon fibre infused materials where extra strength was required. The car’s entire frame and suspension are made with a steel spaceframe design mimicking that of real Lamborghini.

So far Sterling estimates he’s spent about $20,000 on the project,  but he hopes the car can serve as an educational tool for Science Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) programs. If you’re interested in the project you can follow their updates on Facebook or YouTube.