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RED SPORTS CAR
A large scale model of a Ferrari - ish sports car - not intended to look like anything in particular but it seems F50 like in the middle with a touch of Honda NSX at the back - what do you think ?
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This baby took a while ! It's built around a set of 8860 wheels and features a V6 engine, gearbox, steering, suspension all round (double wishbones made from 80s bits without resorting to 2 UJs each side like the 8865 car - that would make it too wide - and simpler struts at the front), opening doors, bonnet, boot and engine lid. The roof revolves in the same way as a Ferrari 550 Superamerica. The lids are sprung so they stay up when open and the seats move. I've tried to make it as detailed as I can with wipers, mirrors, lights etc.

One day I'll get the shape of the front wings right and there's no space in front of the engine for more than a two speed transmission but I'm reasonably happy with it. Tell me what you think.



Comments

 I made it 
  November 2, 2013
Quoting Tom Simon Strange. A "Nick Barrett" is graciously thanked in the book's acknowledgements. Do you even know Peter Reid or Tim Goddard? They seem to hail from the British Isles. Or are there 2 N.B. Lego enthusiasts?
That's a mystery - I don't know the authors. There is another Nick Barrett lego-ist who does animations, but I don't think he's been active for a while.
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  November 1, 2013
Strange. A "Nick Barrett" is graciously thanked in the book's acknowledgements. Do you even know Peter Reid or Tim Goddard? They seem to hail from the British Isles. Or are there 2 N.B. Lego enthusiasts?
 I made it 
  October 30, 2013
Quoting Tom Simon What was your contribution to the LEGO Space book by Reid and Goddard?
Hi Tom. None that I know of.
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  October 30, 2013
What was your contribution to the LEGO Space book by Reid and Goddard?
 I made it 
  May 30, 2013
Quoting Alexander Paschoaletto It doesn't. Since this, Nick, you shown us that you got talent. I loved this car and wish to be good as you do.
That's very kind of you. Your own models are pretty impressive too.
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  May 30, 2013
It doesn't. Since this, Nick, you shown us that you got talent. I loved this car and wish to be good as you do.
 I made it 
  June 1, 2012
Quoting Cars Lover This car amazed me, perfect work, but I think it deserves more attention.
Thanks, this was an early post of mine and I think my later stuff simply overshadows it.
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  June 1, 2012
This car amazed me, perfect work, but I think it deserves more attention.
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  May 15, 2012
Nice done mr. Barrett! Do you want to look at mine? I have 2 versions of it! :)
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  May 9, 2012
Amazing, i see what you mean about a ferrari f50, but the back looks like a porsche 959 and the front reminds me of a gt40. :)
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  December 21, 2011
Nick, you are the old school technic master!
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  September 18, 2011
Nick i was just wondering where do you get those wheels from,because i would like some so i could build amassive car like this because iam thinking of building a 86/87 ford sierra RS coworth ;)
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  May 17, 2011
Wow it looks like the front of a ferrari p4 and the back of a f40 awsome :) :)
  November 24, 2010
forget the real cars!,you made your own fantastic car,i love it!,the lines are so well defined,i d be tempted to buy this car,if it was real,very stylish!,love at first sight!,i think you should still work on the refinements of the body,[empty spaces],but this is magnificent work! oh,but,you deserve to name it!,it s that good!
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  September 5, 2010
It doesn't look like anything else on the road. Which is why you should be proud of it.Keep up the good work!
 I made it 
  June 14, 2010
Quoting Josh L I'm impressed at how you managed to get a good shape using just beams and plates. Does it have a V8 engine in there? And how did you get double wishbone suspension with only 1 UJ per wheel?
The engine's a V6 using old square pistons; the diff is mounted below the axle line and power is transmitted through pairs of gears that tilt relative to each other as the suspension moves, but never enough to slip out of mesh thanks to shortish travel.
Nick Barrett
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Josh L
  June 13, 2010
I'm impressed at how you managed to get a good shape using just beams and plates. Does it have a V8 engine in there? And how did you get double wishbone suspension with only 1 UJ per wheel?
  April 29, 2010
5/5 Oh, that just makes you want to go for a drive right now, doesn't it. Hey, 2 things: 1) there is so much in there, it deserves more pics, esp internal shots showcasing your gears and mechanisms; 2) might want to fill in the wheel wells a little, so the yellow seats are not visible from the low side angle shot (assuming that's what I'm seeing, not quite sure).
  March 3, 2010
Old school rules!
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  February 14, 2010
great car! I love the style, not only of the car itself but also of he building technique. It doesn't need SNOT or the "new" style bricks that came around 2000 to look good. Just excellent!
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  February 14, 2010
Love this - it's great to see a decent Technic car made with simple 'studded' bricks rather than the new huge curvy snot parts. Excellent work 9/10
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  February 13, 2010
I like it ;). Keep it up my friend
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  February 11, 2010
I like this style! Nice car.
 
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