Meet the “Divergent Blade” – a respectably cool name for an equally cool car that accelerates from 0-60mph in just 2.2 seconds. Even for a super car, it’s incredibly fast, and lightweight at just under 1,400lbs. But what makes the Blade stand out is how it’s made – it’s entirely made using 3D printers. It is the world’s first 3D-printed supercar.
Automobile production may have met a turning point: created by Divergent Microfactories, this beauty of a car is also one of the most environmentally-friendly automobiles around. Its 700HP engine runs on compressed natural gas. However it isn’t just how the car is fueled that Divergent is concerned with – it’s also how the car is made. Check out the video:
The company aims to produce up to an annual production of 10,000 of these limited supercars, making them available to potential customers. Eventually, it plans to sell its technology to smaller manufacturers to make their own vehicles.
So far, the supercar boasts faster acceleration than a McLaren P1, and twice the power-to-weight ratio of a Bugatti Veyron. Impressive for something that uses half the carbon footprint to produce.