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Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE-LM
Third time is a charm...
About this creation


Supercars.net


^ Inspiring, isn't it???

Well, to me it was ... after their brand new but grotesque looking AMR-One prototype and the resulting debacel in the 2011 24 hours of Le Mans, Aston Martin decided to quit the LMP classes and focus on GT-racing again. In my opinion it was the right decision. But since the very successful DBR9 GT1 racer had come to ages and its V-12 engine had too much power to conform to the new GTE Pro regulations, a "new" ride was needed... and found by developing the former GT2 V8 Vantage costumer car into the now "V8 Vantage GTE" called racer. More info to be found over here: ultimatecarpage

To see some action (and as embedding videos doesn't work any longer?) click here

To get the hands on modelling an Aston Martin spun around in our hards for a very long time now. I did some experiments on LDD and Sven soon transformed and developed them into real bricks. When I saw his Vantage the first time I was also stunned... and I knew I had to make the GT-racer. This is still a work in progress, though, as you will see in the following pics...




The roofline isn't the best here... it looks Porsche-ish! Just press here and there and it will look much better...




I have to excuse the blurry / overexposed pictures. Black cars tend to "swallow up" some contoures...




Opening doors and rear. I like the fact that most racecars don't feature hinged engine covers ;)





Sven's Coupé holds a rather spacious boot and a hat rack (seriously... who needs a hat in this car?) - the real-world racecar shows huge air hoses and oil tank. In my model you will find a LEGO® Power Functions battery box with cut off side supports...




...connected to a main switch... and four pairs of LEDs.






...and four pairs of LEDs, three in front and one for the rear lights. My dream is to squueze in a differential, an PF IR-receiver and three M-motors to this car on the road. However, there are some brainteasers to solve at first. Particularly the steering with these wheels and hubcaps... blah!



Until then you have to be content with lights only... but hey, many lights! Competing in the World Endurance Championship and consequently the Le Mans 24 hours, it comes around like a rolling Christmas tree.




Hard to be seen... the rear lights. The result is more convincing in complete darkness.



High beam on!







That's it for a start. As I said, it's still a work in progress. I cannot say when or even if we will see it driving around on electric power... but I plan to build the engine and interior as good as possible with all those wires. Hm, and a different paint job might look perfect? Guess I have to spend a few bucks in BrickLink stores...



...gathering medium blue and orange parts B-)

Thanks for your time & I hope you enjoyed your look behind the scenes!


MOC by Jens based on Sven's Coupé



Comments

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  April 1, 2014
On the homepage you have to write : L'aerodinamica e` qualcosa per la gente che non sa costruire motori" This is italian!
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  February 12, 2014
Oh sweet lord this is amazing! Looks so real, you added even the stickers and all. The wheel arches and front are really great, this is one of the best cars I've seen. And the way you included the second real photo under the same angle is genious, you can see it looks like just the real thing.
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  February 14, 2013
<3
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  October 10, 2012
those fenders are awesome!! what part is that? cant seem to find them on bricklink and looked everywhere..any advice?
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  October 10, 2012
those wheel arches/fenders are awesome!! what part is that? searched bricklink and cant find it anywhere! please help!
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  September 15, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
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  September 13, 2012
Great, I love racecars. Too bad Lego does not offer Racing Green.
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  September 8, 2012
WOW! this one is so brilliant already (as with your whole series of astons) that i can't imagine how awesome your Gulf-liveried one will be. I will be waiting! :D
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  September 8, 2012
Unique work my friend! One of the best lego cars i've ever seen!
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  September 7, 2012
Wonderful! Can I buy one?:D
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  September 7, 2012
Beautiful!
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  September 5, 2012
Three in a row! You guys have really been busy! I like that you added the working lights on this one, and I like the widened fenders as well, nice parts usage there. Excellent! Now hopefully I will get a chance to build something new soon...
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  September 5, 2012
amazing car, I especially like how you did the fenders. 5/5
  September 5, 2012
Yeah, that one had to be coming! A cool variation of the Coupé! Great job! :-))
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  September 5, 2012
Intense!
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  September 5, 2012
Epic!
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  September 5, 2012
130% of awesomeness! This is so cool!
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  September 5, 2012
Wow another incredibly detailed and accurate Aston from you. Those wheel arches are fantastic. The lights are also a great addition. The photos look great - I also over expose my black cars as it is the only way to see the details. Very impressive stuff.
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  September 5, 2012
WOW, really good work nice to see this car as a race car,great. These powerfunction are really cool and make it really interesting.
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  September 5, 2012
Tasty!
Sven Bode & Jens Matuschek
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Chris Melby
  September 4, 2012
Extremely cool!
Sven Bode & Jens Matuschek
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White Knight
  September 4, 2012
SO GOOD !!>.....well done
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  September 4, 2012
Wow, it's beautiful!
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  September 4, 2012
Absolutely fantastic. Lots of great details, and the working lights are cool.
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  September 4, 2012
Yup... it's a charmer! :)
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  September 4, 2012
awesome
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  September 4, 2012
beautiful what more is there to say
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  September 4, 2012
Definitely my favorite Vantage so far. The power functions are icing on top of a VERY tasty cake! The color scheme is perfect...though I would prefer a Martini livery. But does this car have the Martini colors? I know the DBR9 does. Black does still look very good for this car. -LB Jr.
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  September 4, 2012
A great ''mod'' to the already beautiful Vantages. Great job again!
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  September 4, 2012
Jaaaaa, das ist er!! Einer meiner Lieblingssportwagen :) Gratuliere zu diesem wieder mal sehr gut gelungenen Modell. Sieht echt fantastisch aus mit den ganzen Details. Klasse Arbeit Jens! Grüße, Sven
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  September 4, 2012
A Gulf car would be amazing. Super work, again!
 
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