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WIP Codename Silvestros

Hi,

Here is another work in progress project that I have been working on for some time now. It is 1:8 scale supercar. This project is a cooperation with Marco van Overbeeke.

Marco is a talented freelance automotive designer who has earned his stripes in the hypercar market. Recent projects are the Dendrobium electric hypercar (exterior and interior together with his brother Andries van Overbeeke) which debuted at Geneva 2017, and the livery design of the Lunar Red exterior of the 2019 Aston Martin Valkyrie for Kris Singh. You can find more of Marco’s work on his website and instagram.

Here is a first bodywork sketch he made for me:

Exterior sketch Silvestros
Exterior sketch Silvestros

At this moment I am perfecting the chassis. I have redesigned the chassis three times from the ground up. Reason for that is that there is quite a complex mechanism inside. This car will namely feature 4 wheel steering that is dependent on the gear it is in.

When you are in first gear the front and rear wheels steer in opposite direction. When you are in fourth gear the front and rear wheels steer in the same direction. And when you are in second or third gear the behaviour is something inbetween. When you are in reverse only the front wheels steer. This whole behaviour is controlled with linkages. connected to both the steering wheel and the sequential gearbox (with working paddle shifters next to the steeringwheel).

Here is picture of the chassis as it is now:

WIP_Silvestor_third_chassis_version
Chassis V3 for the Silvestros

4 thoughts on “WIP Codename Silvestros

  1. Will this be a model of which you will sell the instructions?

    1. Yes it will. I am waiting for the Chiron to arrive at my doorstep to continue the design of this one. Still quite some work ahead of me…

      1. Any update now?

      2. The Bugatti has arrived, but so have a couple of new assignments… So unfortunately this project has been put on a low burner for now. I am still committed to finish it, but I expect it will take me until next year before I can seriously work on it again.

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