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Dad Builds Life-Size Lamborghini for Son: Ultimate DIY Dream Car

How do fathers feel when they hear from their young children that they want a Lamborghini? It may be tempting to buy an actual vehicle, but for most ordinary people, it would be best to purchase children’s electric trains or mini cars.

However, the story of a father who built a life-size Lamborghini for his young son was told. This alone was quite a topic of conversation, but Lamborghini’s response upon hearing the news again surprised everyone.

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According to the Which Car report, Sterling Backus, a father of three who lives in Colorado, US, has built a Lamborghini Aventador SV replica over the past five years. When his son, who had driven the car in a racing game, asked, “Can we make this?” he did it without hesitation.

The project’s name was Interceptor, and the budget was $20,000, similar to Hyundai’s Elantra’s upper specifications. The chassis was made sturdy using steel tubes, and an external plate was placed on top using a 3D printer. The result boasts such a high level of perfection that it cannot be easily distinguished from an actual car just by looking at its appearance. It’s hard to believe that it was made in a garage.

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Mr. Backus completed the exterior by printing each panel with a 3D printer he purchased for about $723 and then finishing it with epoxy. A considerable amount of time was invested to achieve its perfection. For example, 52 hours were spent on the front air intake leading to the brakes.

He transformed the Interceptor into a fully operational vehicle, not just one that looks like it could be driven. He installed a V8 engine from a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette vertically, mimicking the setup of an actual Aventador, and connected it to a Porsche transmission. Inside, he made considerable efforts to retain the feel of the original vehicle as much as possible, including preserving the bucket seats.

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The production process of the Interceptor was continuously conveyed through his social media, and people who saw it poured in support. Soon after, something miraculous happened. Lamborghini headquarters dispatched a marketing team to them. Lamborghini allowed Mr. Backus and his son to test drive the actual Aventador S and donated genuine parts, such as headlamps and steering wheels, to be installed in the Interceptor.

Afterward, the Interceptor project finally ended at the end of 2023. Although a low budget was invested, the Lamborghini Aventador was completed with the highest level of sincerity. Mr. Backus said he was unsatisfied with this and had recently started a new project. This time, he’ll make the McLaren 600LT. Attention is focused on how excellent the following work will be.

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