To celebrate the Australian Grand Prix this weekend in Melbourne, LEGO teamed up with McLaren to build a life-sized F1 car using 288,315 parts. It took a team of 27 brick artists a total of 1,893-hours to build 18.7-foot long and 7.9-foot wide race car.
The LEGO Technic (42141) McLaren Formula 1 Race Car is a must have for any racing fan, as it’s not just a static set. It’s modeled after its real-life counterpart, complete with a V6 cylinder engine that boasts moving pistons, steering that can be activated from the cockpit, as well as a suspension and a differential lock.
Before you ask why an ARRMA Limitless R/C car would take on a Red Bull F1 vehicle, just know that the former is capable of a top speed of over 100 mph. That’s right, this 1/7 scale beast is powered by a brushless mid-motor that sends power to all wheels, all running on two LiPo batteries.
Aston Martin has made its return to the FIA Formula One World Championship, and for the first time in the history of the sport the automaker’s vehicles have been made the Official Safety and Medical cars. The company has created a bespoke Aston Martin Vantage to take on the role of intervening and controlling the pace of an event involving the fastest racing cars in the world. The main upgrades come in the form of significant chassis and aerodynamic parts.
France-based MACA unveils Carcopter, a hydrogen-powered flying vehicle that they hope one day can compete in a future racing series. This idea comes from the minds of ex-fighter pilot Thierry de Boisvilliers and former Airbus executive Michael Krollak, making its debut at the virtual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2021. A miniature prototype was shown during the event that measured slightly over 8-feet and powered by six 35kW electric motors.