Why Buy an Aston Martin When You Can Just Make One

This is one replica to definitely keep track of.

We have to admit that we are really curious to see how IvanSentch, a Software Engineer and his 3D printed 1961 Aston MartinDB4 will turn out. Why? Because it can change the whole game regardinghow buyers and collectors shop for, replicate, or modifiy their cars. A DB4 can fetch anywhere from hundredsof thousands to over a million dollars at auction, so this new technology couldpave the way for DIY folks to create some bad ass recreations on the cheap, andin their garage, using uncomplicated consumer level 3D printers.

Even though Sentch is an engineer by day, he has only beenusing the printing software for a few months, but he has some replica buildingexperience with a home-built Ferrari 250 GTO using much of his 1993 NissanSkyline GTS as a donor. The cost of the plastics for his project has been a meager$2,000, but the time cost has been much steeper. After he prints the plastic mold, he will create a fiberglass exteriorfor the DB4. He will be far from done ashe will still have to complete working on the interior. He expects that his Aston will be ready to hit theroad in about four to five years.

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