It is always fascinating to watch the craft skills, the ability to build something from scratch, on display. It’s a mix of art and science, with a dash of wide-eyed ambition, and it’s all wrapped up in the project in the video above. Wesley Kagan uploaded a video showcasing his wild figure – a 1960s F1 car that borrows heavily from a Porsche Boxster.
In the video, Kagan talks about his enjoyment of late 1960s F1 cars like the Lotus 49. Forza Motorsport, he simulated a shell and opted for a design that typically matches that of a vintage open-wheel racing car. The project began with sourcing a used Boxster – the cheapest racing model in the United States. He bought one for $ 2,500 which provided him with a running engine, transmission, brakes, steering rack, and other small components he needed. It also has a push rod suspension.
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After six months, as the car’s first day on the track approached, there was still a lot to complete. He didn’t, putting the finishing touches on the car on the track, such as dealing with a crank pressure issue that arose during a torque run and fixing the radiator. The video ends with Kagan’s car cruising the track before passing straight ahead with flying colors, though there aren’t many spinning full speed on the course, at least not yet.
It has been eight months since Kagan started the project, and there is still work to be done. Kagan ends by saying that there could be more content in the future – he has thousands of ideas – while letting us see the F1 car through to completion. It’s an ambitious build, although it’s going pretty well. We can’t wait to see the finished product – and all the other creations he’ll dream of next.