Sebeus I

Building a Supercar (Model Team style)

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Hello, 

For my latest project I'm building a supercar bit by bit, building the separate components first before assembling them.

Starting with the Carbon Fiber Monocoque Tub:

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This one was for a great part inspired by the McLaren MP4-12C chassis, that one is said to weigh less than 80 kilograms (*huh*).

(And guess what, mine weighs even less! :laugh:)

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This one wil most likely undergo many changes in order to fit with, yet to build, components.

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I'm considering using a carbon "cage" instead of a "tub" for my car though. But I won't know for sure until I start on the bodywork.

 

Next is the Driveline

A Twin Turbo 3.8L V8 with 7-speed dual clutch gearbox and kinetic energy recovery system (KERS).

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I used some pictures from the Laferrari engine as reference.

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Without the intake manifold (those black plugs are where the rear half axles connect to the gearbox).

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I'm very satisfied with this component, It fits barely in the engine bay behind the tub though but I guess that's how it is supposed to be. If there was room to spare they would have just fitted in a bigger engine :laugh:.

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Since I had these nice Ferrari stickers I might as well make this a Ferrari engine :grin:.

That's it for now, perhaps I'll finish the next component tomorrow.

 

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Awesome start, looking forward to your progress.

I really like the smooth lines of the chassis btw. 

Tibivi

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Chassis Structure:

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The main crash structures have been attached to the carbon tub, basically this is the "crumple zone" of the car.

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The engine bay is ready to receive the motor-transmission package.

Steering Cylinder:

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The steering cylinder with connection to the steering gear.

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Assembled on the front axle. Suspension is going to be a difficult matter. This looks extremely cool but I'm not sure if I can integrate that in my car, also I'm not a big fan of cutting tubes.

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Windscreen washer reservoir?  :grin:

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7 hours ago, Jeroen Ottens said:

It looks brilliant! Such clean lines, wonderful. It looks still pretty rigid as well, is it?

Thank you, it is quite rigid, I should connect the rear beams in some manner though, that's currently its weak point.

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19 hours ago, Ox1337 said:

Are you sure that it is Technic topic and not Model one?

He says its a Model Team style in the title... and this forum is 'LEGO Technic, Mindstorms & Model Team' so its all good?!

Its interesting to see a different style to what i used to, the realism is excellent. Looking forward to seeing it progress!

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Seats with center console:

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Didn't have a lot of inspiration for this one, I copied the seat design from 10248 Ferrari F40.

The center console is made up of mostly this part, this leaves a small gap between seat and console, which I was going for. Using a 2x4 curved slope wouldn't be nearly as elegant.

 

Dashboard module:

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Containing the steering column and some unobtrusive details.

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The dashboard attaches to the chassis via the grey clips.

That's it for now.

I've been trying out several designs and configurations for the exhaust system (I can't seem to fit a muffler/the mufflers. I also really want to add the complete air intake path, including intercoolers and air filters but I'm getting in conflict with the bodywork. It's going to be very difficult to have these as separate components, considering they are located so close to the exterior. The hardest part has yet to come...

 

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Damn it would take me weeks to figure out all the details. Are you build your own model or a copy of existing one?

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3 minutes ago, zux said:

Damn it would take me weeks to figure out all the details. Are you build your own model or a copy of existing one?

I'm building my own model :classic:.

But I do get some inspiration from my previous models;

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I visited this topic a few times now, and it's very fun to watch it evolve. Your part usage is quite clever, and makes the mechanisms look like the real deal. I'll be following the rest of this build with great interest. 

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Intermediate assembly:

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All components thus far assembled in the proper configuration.

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I'm not happy with how the rear axle installation turned out. I must do something different here...

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I think I'll rebuild the rear subframe, it's not working out for the rear axle. 

Still a long way to go before I can start on the bodywork.

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At this point it reminds me of a Bugatti, with those black side half circles. And I really love how you are assembling it like a real car.

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You could easyaly stop here, and it still would be great MOC.

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This is shaping up to be a beautiful model, keep it up!

And it's really nice to see a model team wip thread for a change.

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Ohh wow, this is a very nice topic!

You will be needing a Car Expert tag soon :wink: 

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I think I should head for this topic when doing a new supercar. I can learn from this! What your models shows that other's don't is how a supercar is built up. It's a great educational build. I like that! Good work so far. Curious how you will change the rear axle. I'm not sure what's wrong, is it not strong enough?

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