However, while Project Strati was strictly a design experiment, Oak Ridge National Laboratory wanted to take it a step further and build something that would appeal not only to the die-hard enthusiasts, but also to hot rodders and the larger car world alike. That’s why they printed a Shelby Cobra, or at least something that looks like a Cobra.
Using carbon fiber reinforced plastics, Oak Ridge slowly 3D-printed a fairly accurate replica Cobra. However, open up the hood and you’ll immediately know that this is something different. Rather than a big block V8, Oak Ridge stuck a fully electric drivetrain into the Cobra replica to complete the futuristic feel of the car.
You can check out the full “Making of” video below. It’s a pretty cool process to see a car come about practically from thin air.