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0-60mph in 5 Years?

By Paperstone on September 17, 2013 in Fun

A man in New Zealand is creating his own iconic car with a 3D printer in his garage.

Aston Martin 1961 Series 2

Enterprising Ivan Sentch decided to build a 1961 Aston Martin -the forerunner to James Bond’s DB5 – after getting a 3D printer for last Christmas.

Mr Sentch is using a Solidoodle 3D printer to print out the car’s components. He is assembling the pieces to create a mould for the fibreglass bodywork.

The father-of-two from Auckland is already a dab hand at building kit cars. He previously built a Ferrari 250 GTO.

"I decided on the DB4 because old Astons are just very, very cool”, he said.

"The printer arrived around about Christmas and I’ve been learning from scratch since then.

"The 3D printing should be finished in October, a mould will probably be a year after that and the final road legal vehicle, as a complete guess, will be in five years."



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