By Christmas, Lamborghini put a real supercar in the garage for the creators of the Aventador replicaDecember 23, 2019
Lamborghini dedicated the video to father and son building their own copy of the coupe
Lamborghini released the Christmas video, which this year dedicated to Sterling Backus and his 12-year-old son Xander. They live in Erie, Colorado, and have been building Aventador SV replicas for two years now. For the holiday, the Italian manufacturer put a real car in the garage, giving them the opportunity to ride it for several days.
The idea of building a supercar belongs to Xander, but Backus Sr. was engaged in printing and adjusting the outer panels. Plastic is printed on a 3D printer, mounted on a chassis assembled from various elements, glued together, and for beauty it is also covered with carbon fiber. The supercar is equipped with a 5.7-liter twin-turbo V8 from Chevrolet Corvette 2003 and a transmission from the Porsche 911 996. From the real Lamborghini there are only glass doors, steering wheel and rear-view mirrors.
The essence of the video is that a few days before Christmas, Backuses find in the garage not their replica, but the black Aventador S.
“Automobili Lamborghini is against any fakes,” commented Katya Bassi, brand marketing communications director. “However, the story of such genuine passion deserves to be mentioned, so we decided to talk about the Sterling and Xander project in our 2019 Christmas video.”
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