After almost three months of work, Paul Boratko (Crowkillers) uploaded this week a video from his new car.
My first reaction when I saw it was to think - One of these days we might try one of the larger Technic models, at the TechREVERSE Challenge...
It is strongly inspired by the upcoming LEGO Technic 8070 (Supercar), in the form and functions, but still different! Apart from the visible differences that you might find at a closer look, and as we do not expect that Paul has a gift of divine, we could also expect that the solutions he found, should be substantially different from those that TLG put in its own car.
This new Supercar from Paul, is built in studless design with full suspension, both Hand of God steering and also on the driving wheel inside the car, V8 engine, rear wheel drive with suspension and a 4-function switching box that is operated by shifting into four different positions and turning a knob in the rear. Turning clockwise opens each function and counter clockwise closes them.
The four functions allow to operate each door, the hood, and the rear spoiler.
You may also find many pictures from this car functions and construction details, at Paul's Brickshelf folder, as usual.
But let me show some of them, to illustrate a few comments that follow.
Like in real cars, I love the way the butterfly doors open and the visual effect they produce.
But also notice the supreme detail from the pictures above. The panels that are directly behind the front wheels are angled inwards rather than straight up like in the 8070. Angled inwards towards the engine compartment as well as angled inwards towards the door.
Below a couple of pictures to illustrate the 4-function switching box and the respective associated functions in the car.