When Lego added the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 to their lineup in 2019, we knew it was going to be awesome. It was basically the most affordable way to own a ZR1 – and very exciting. For an auto enthusiast, however, the original Lego model was not enough and it took things to a whole new level.
The guy in the video above bought a 2019 Corvette ZR1 from Lego and added a fully functional electric powertrain made up of a small DC electric motor and – voila! – a four-speed manual gearbox. Yes, you can row your own gears on a Lego car.
In this new video, the creator of the project details what he has done so far and shows how the car’s ignition and transmission work. Yes, you read that right – you actually have to fire up the engine in the little ZR1, a process that comes with the roaring sound recorded by a real original Corvette V8.
If you think about it for a moment, this car has a mid-engined layout and that should make it a rocket in the Lego world. And probably the best part is that you can monitor the behavior of the powertrain through sensors mounted on the wheels and special software. There is a dashboard which provides information about the car but unfortunately it is not a real dynamometer and we cannot see the powertrain output.
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As one of the commentators on the video puts it, “everything is absolutely amazing” and “the attention to detail is just astonishing.” We couldn’t agree more and can’t wait to see more videos detailing the project.