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Flamboyant HotRod

January 22nd, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

A classical HotRod. Features full independent suspension, V12 piston engine, lights, openable doors, and 2-speed manual gearbox.


Completion date: 12/11/2008
Power: electric (Power Functions)
Dimensions:  length 50 studs / width 29 studs / height 20 studs
Weight:  1.68 kg
Suspension:  full independent with shock absorbers
Motors: 2 x PF Medium

I’ve felt unsatisfied in the HotRod area after finishing my Hot Black, and in the area of cars after finishing my disastrous Cobra. That is why, having found a proper inspiration, I decided to build another HotRod, with focus mainly on the aesthetics, but with functionality in mind as well. It resulted in a model that I consider one of my prettiest cars. It was fitted with a full independent suspension based largely on the 8448 set’s components. Steering and drive were both controlled by PF Medium motors, thanks to which I was able to include the entire mechanics inside the car’s chassis. The battery box was located at the back, behind the seats, with the IR receiver between them.

The body of the car used a large number of slopes, curved slopes and tiles. I tried to make it appear a bit ‘chopped’ in the front part of the vehicle. Both front & rear lights were present. The steering wheel was non-functional, as I didn’t want to make the front of the car too complicated. To diversify the look of the rear of the car, a small box built with half-stud-offset technique was added between rear lights.

The model enjoyed a good reception, but didn’t get much attention. I, on the other hand, very much liked its silhouette, which appeared to me free from any technically imposed deformations.


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  1. legoamatureguy
    October 22nd, 2009 at 18:05 | #1

    that’s cool, i like your models their awesome and im building a rc car
    for the first time so these are good inspiration

  2. May 22nd, 2009 at 10:36 | #2


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