Functional Lego Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is the closest to real thing
We all love muscle cars and Ford Mustang is one of them, capturing our imagination, probably a car that every one of you out there want to drive someday. The famous Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has got a very different kind of 1:8 scale replica model built by Sheepo’s Garage that is fully functional and comes in Lego make. Fully functional rear wheel drive train and having automotive functions that will surprise you beyond belief, this Shelby GT500 model is a masterpiece in itself. For example the 3500 Lego parts used to carve this beauty has a functional 5-speed gearbox, disc brakes, McPherson front struts, disc brakes, a real feedback steering wheel with ackerman geometry and a tiny V8 engine that hurls it up to speeds of 3 kph in top gear.
The scaled Lego model has been detailed to such limits that it has door locking mechanism, 4 full size seats, folding front seats, gear indicators, real McPherson axle suspension, rear 4-links live axle, open-able bonnet and rear truck hood to complete the realism in a small package.
The car runs on a battery that is hidden in the battery box underneath the chassis, the gearbox functions with the servo motors that work perfectly fine all the gears and the steering is powered by a steering motor on the front underneath side. The unibody frame design of this fantastic Lego scaled model of Shelby GT500 improves the torsional stiffness, just like in the real version of the car. To disassemble this cool Lego car it won’t take much time, in fact just under 5 minutes but putting it together takes some time for obvious reasons as you have to put together all the detailed parts together.
Now someone has to control this car remotely, and so it is done using the equally creative remote control in Lego make for this RC car. There are separate controls for acceleration and changing gears while a small steering wheel controls the turning of the Lego Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.
Sheepo’s Garage has promised that full instructions to make one yourself will be available soon and till then you enjoy the cool video of this Lego Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.