Oh, and a few bearings, nuts, and bolts.
The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is already an icon, and the latest iteration has proved to be highly popular with all different types of enthusiasts. Some have chased records with it, others have experimented by fitting Camaro-style taillights, and still others have simply lowered the car. Clearly, it's the kind of sports car that appeals to a wide variety of people, but not everyone can afford its $60k asking price. Perhaps a solution is to buy a model car to remind you to keep working towards that dream car, but a better idea still is to simply make one yourself, even if it's out of wood.
The artist shown here starts out with plain blocks of wood and nothing but pictures of the Corvette to guide him. Everything is made by hand, albeit with the aid of power tools, and the whole process seems to be carried out with minimal measurements being taken. The ability to construct such a stunning scale replica of the car by eye is astonishing. But what's even more impressive than just creating the silhouette of the vehicle is that the artist has gone into such incredible detail. There are individual wheels with brake discs and calipers that are wrapped in wooden tires that even have a tread pattern carved into them.
The doors, frunk, and hood all open too, and these openings reveal a detailed cabin with a moving steering wheel, an accurate front trunk, and a miniaturized LT2 V8 engine too. Even the roof is removable, and the wheels have bearings fitted so that the model car can move. All in all, the artist says that this commission for a friend of his took a month and 10 days to complete. We're blown away by the detail, and previous projects by the artist are just as impressive, with him having completed scale models of all sorts of vehicles from the Ford F-150 Raptor to the Bugatti Chiron and even the presidential Caddy. We want one for the office.