BEIJING: Tech firm Sanya Si Hai 3D unveiled China’s debut 3D-printed car, a radiant GOLD sedan dubbed Shuya.
The electric-powered two-seater, which is capable of reaching speeds of up to 40 km/hr, went for a drive on the streets of Hainan province, southern China.
Shuya’s most distinctive feature is its blazingly orange exterior, a result of the Tyrant GOLD filament used to fabricate the car.
The frame of the rechargeable battery powered car was 3D-printed with a composite material, and then combined with the conventionally manufactured components.
Shuya was printed in five days, at a cost of $1700. It required 500kg of the Tyrant GOLD material at about 10 yuan per kg, with an extra 1000 yuan for electricity and labour.
The car is not the first of its kind that honour belongs to American company Local Motors 3D, who unveiled the Strati back in September.
Sanya Si hai reviously created the world’s first fully functional boat in August, a two-meter long vessel which can fit two people.
The 35kg boat was printed with the companies’ renowned 13,000kg printer, which is capable of printing objects up to 4 metres in length with a height and breadth of about 2 metres.