The Blade is a supercar prototype built by Divergent Microfactories
using 3D printed materials for primary build components.
The chassis for the Divergent Blade uses printed aluminium 'nodes'
which are connected using aerospace-grade carbon fiber tubing to create
a a platform which is incredibly light and strong. The pieces which
make up the majority of the car's chassis can be connected together
within a matter of minutes, dramatically reducing the overall build
The Blade's bodywork is made from composite materials, although as
it doesn't play a structural role it could be made from any number
of materials. The lightweight chassis and body help contribute to
a featherweight overall figure of just 1,400 lbs (635 kgs).
Powering the Divergent Blade is a 700 horsepower, Mitubishi-sourced
4-cylinder turbocharged engine which can be fueled by compressed natural
gas or gasoline. The performance numbers are startling. 0-60 mph in
just a shade over 2 seconds, and with a power-to-weight ratio twice
that of the Bugatti Veyron.
|Engine / Drivetrain
||Bi-fuel turbocharged engine (natural gas / gasoline)