3D-Printed Car Replica Makes Aston Martins Affordable
Ivan Sentch built a replica of a 1961 series II Aston Martin DB4 and using a donor car's engine, drive train, and suspension.
New Zealander Ivan Sentch is 3D printing a scratch built full-scale replica of a 1961 series II Aston Martin DB4. The actual car can cost more than $1 million, but Sentch is printing his model on a Solidoodle at home.
The design came from a detailed 3D drawing off TurboSquid.com, which was reduced to its base design so he could modify it. He is using a fiberglass body, space frame chassis, and a donor car’s engine, drive train, suspension, etc.
For the body, he will make a plug, take a mold from it and then cast the body from that mold. Sentch has picked a Nissan Skyline GTS25T for the donor car, which costs around $4000 NZD, is fast, and its wheel track will fit the body.
He’ll be tacking the space frame chassis together himself and then handing it over to a professional welder to complete before attaching the body, interior and painting the vehicle. Sentch is providing regular updates about the project, which is currently 72% printed.