Builder Chooses LS1 V8, 600HP
A destroyed McLaren 600LT is undergoing a total remodeling – not through a McLaren dealer or a widely-known tuner, but with the help of an everyday Joe and 3D printing technology.
3D printing has revolutionized the manner in which automotive manufacturing processes are viewed, minimizing expenses, affording elastic designs, and accelerating fabrication.
Ever since the supercar endured the accident, Backus has had to go through copious amounts of labor to return it to its former condition. His preferred 3D printer is none other than the Sermoon D3 Pro, which can be purchased for roughly $3,000. In his new video documenting the project, he manufactured body panels such as the front fenders, lower front fenders, a side air scoop, and the tail end of the side skirt.
Once the components were put in place, the assembling seemed to be up to the standard of a DIY construction, yet there were still voids that demanded attention. Backus kept on putting metal reinforcements to solidify the framework. Additionally, he availed software such as Grabcad to make certain the sizes of the printed segments conformed to exactly the factory outline of the auto.
Albeit, not everything is capable of being 3D printed. Certain parts were bought, such as AP Racing brake calipers and somewhat pre-damaged suspension arms and hubs. According to sources, a answerable twin-turbo LS1 drivetrain was also utilized, built for the production of 600 horsepower to stay faithful to the 600LT label.
We are left wondering if the 3D printed exterior on this homemade auto would be trustworthy in the occurrence of an unanticipated collision. It appears as though the firmness of the monocoque formation has been weakened. Moreover, preparing for track days requires the reinforcement of safety measures and constancy.
It’s certain that the toils are still far from done, despite the fact there was negligible progress within. In any case, Backus ought to be up to the task since this isn’t his maiden attempt at 3D printing – he already had a chance to gain proficiency after he conceived a 3D-printed replica of the esteemed Lamborghini Aventador which came fitted with an LS1 V8 engine.