DM Blade – The 700bhp 3D Printed Supercar
Peter Donnell / 7 years ago
Introducing the world’s first 3D-printed supercar, the DM Blade. This car is an absolute monster of a vehicle, with so much power that the creator claims he’s managed to pull wheelies in it!
“I’ve done wheelies in it. I’ve lifted the front wheels going up a hill in fourth gear by four or five inches,” says Kevin Czinger, founder and CEO of Divergent Microfactories.
This isn’t just a one-off either, or at least the creator hopes they can create a limited run of them in the near future, with a street-legal version of the Blade expected within the next 18-months; we’re not surprised that a car that pulls wheelies up hills isn’t street legal.
Not every part is 3D-printed of course, but a lot of the components are, helping create unique shapes and lightweight designs that make this car so unique. The car uses 70 3D-printed aluminium alloy nodes, with the biggest taking up to 4-hours to print.
“The chassis is like the motherboard, you just plug whatever components you like in,” Czinger says. “As a result it’s easy to adapt the system for anything from a two-seater to a pick-up truck.”
Weighing in at just 630KG, with a 700bhp engine that’ll take it from 0-60 in 2.2 seconds, this is the kind of 3D-printing that’s easy to get excited about!
Thank you Topgear for providing us with this information.