30 Jun '15, 2pm

Move Aside Porsche 918 Spyder: Divergent Microfactories Unveils the "World's First 3D-Printed Supercar": 3D pr...

Move Aside Porsche 918 Spyder: Divergent Microfactories Unveils the "World's First 3D-Printed Supercar": 3D pr...

The chassis is created entirely by 3D printing and is made up of 61 pounds of aluminum and 41 pounds of carbon fiber, totaling at just 102 pounds—the finished car weighs only 1,388 pounds. Divergent CEO Kevin Czinger recently told Forbes that how things are made “is much more important than how we fuel them and whether they have a tailpipe or not.” By utilizing 3-D printing, the building process alone reduces the “material energy input needed to manufacture” a regular car and ends up doing “1/3 of the environmental damage that […] an 85 kilowatt-an-hour electric car would generate.” Plus, the turbocharged, four-cylinder engine is able to run on compressed natural gas.

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