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The Most Impressive Porsche 911 Turbo You’ll Ever See

Posted in Cool Stuff, Porsche, Toys, Videos by Kurt Ernst | July 5th, 2011 | 2 Responses |

Why yes, that is a functional PDK gearbox biult from Legos...

Porsche 911 Turbos are impressive automobiles, with modern variants blending Grand Touring comfort with blistering acceleration and surprisingly agile handling. Early cars (the Porsche 930, to be exact) demanded a driver’s full attention at all times; lift mid-corner, and snap oversteer was the result. Get on the gas mid-corner, and snap oversteer was the result. Turn in with anything less than robot-like precision, and (you guessed it) snap oversteer was the result. In capable hands, the cars were amazingly quick but unforgiving, and I’d guess there are less than 100 drivers on the planet who could competently extract the last bit of performance out of a 930 without crashing.

As impressive as all the 911 Turbos have been, none is on par with the example in the video below. Scratchbuilt from Lego pieces, the car has some 3,500 parts and includes a working handbrake, door locks, lights, disc brakes and a retractable roof. Not impressed? The car also has a working engine and a functional PDK dual-clutch gearbox, complete with reverse gear. Even the car’s wireless remote control was built from Lego components.

The builder has a website, called Sheepo’s Garage, if you want to see his other works (including a Viper RT/10). Personally, I’m glad he’s crafting functional Lego masterpieces instead of building car bombs, because I suspect he’d make one hell of an evil genius.

Source: Autoevolution

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2 Responses

  1. Set says:

    That’s truly insane.

  2. SNAK3 says:

    Speechless.