Meet the world's first 3D-printed supercar: The Blade
Created by Divergent Microfactories
Meet 'The Blade' – the world's first ever 3D-printed supercar by San Francisco-based engineering studio Divergent Microfactories.
3D-printed aluminium joints connect pieces of carbon fiber to create the futuristic-looking chassis. The pioneering process is incredibly environmentally-friendly as it reduces the usual energy usage during a car's manufacture and it means that the chassis is 90% lighter than your average car.
The Blade features a 700 hp bi-fuel engine, which can run on both compressed natural gas and gasoline, weighs 635kg and can reach 0-100 in just two seconds. The world's first 3D-printed car will be available to buy in a limited-edition initial series in California, with plans to roll it out worldwide if it is successful. Is this the future of car creation? Watch this space.