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Father And Son Build Lamborghini Aventador-That Starts At ₦144m-For Just ₦7.2m Using 3D Printer



Physicist Dr. Sterling Backus and his 11-year-old son’s dream of owning a $400,000 Lamborghini Aventador became a reality after spending 18 months and just $20k replicating the sports car.

The pair, who obviously could not afford Lamborghini Aventador, fell in love with the superfast Italian car while playing a video game Forza Horizon 3 – a video game for the Xbox One.

Over the past 18 months, the two super car lovers have spent an hour each day painstakingly gluing each panel onto the home-made chassis.

The impressive supercar boasts a 2003 Chevrolet Corvette LS1 V8 engine and two turbochargers, inverted Porsche 911 transaxle, as well as genuine Lamborghini parts, including windows, lights and windscreen wipers.

Mr Backus, who is also a professor at Colorado State University, made enough tweaks in order not incur any legal issues with Italian automaker, Lamborghini.

“We decided that we would use advanced technology to build the car. However, we needed to do it on the cheap”

Instead, Dr. Backus designs the panels on Solidworks, with each panel printed in small pieces using three 3D printers he bought from Amazon. From there he glues each panel together, with some panels fixed into a steel frame underneath.

The build isn’t complete yet, but he believes the final project will cost him around $20k (₦7.2m) or just only five per cent of what Juventus striker, Cristiano Ronaldo (1st pics), payed for his Lambo – which starts at $400k (or ₦144m) – saving a whopping $380k (₦137m).

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