The One:1… The name for this car is based off its one to one ratio of horsepower to weight (in kilograms). The weight is at 1340 kilograms, so this beast tops out with a coma-inducing 1340 horses under the hood. Where does 3d-printing come into this? As you can imagine, keeping the weight down is not the easiest task. The exhaust tip was 3d-printed from titanium as opposed to aluminum. This is actually the largest piece of titanium ever 3d-printed and takes a whole 3 days to print. As it turns out, this process is still exceedingly more efficient than dealing with costly manufacturers in terms of cost and time.
This might be about the sexiest thing 3d-print has accomplished yet. 3d-printed cars and car parts are nothing new. We already have Urbee, an extremely efficient more than 50% 3d-printed car. Car may be a strong word as most lawnmowers posses more power with a whopping 7 hp.
With 3d printing already working on both extremes of the automotive spectrum, one would expect 3d-printing to start making its way into traditional automotive manufacturing. Cheaper, faster, customizable without the need of a union. Sorry Detroit.