The design time for this car was specially long, because the car is very very complex and I needed some time to build others MOC as the Lizard 8x8 or huge Bridge-layer (not presented here) to keep mi head clear.
The design of this car started after finish the Veyron.
Initially the idea of building a second car so fast it was only for one reason: use in it all the mechanisms developed for the Veyron but I couldn't use, however some time after it was much more than that ...
Also if you look closely you can see things never show before...
12/20/2009. First gearbox type, too many gears and fricction. FAIL
01/12/2010. Starting with the second gearbox, more simple and efficient
01/28/2010. Second gearbox almost finished. With 7+R speeds and a 5th driving ring to select between even and odd gearboxes. Also it had one friction clutch to connect the gearbox to the central differential.
02/2/2010. Starting with the rear axle, first version was double wishbone suspension.
02/20/2010. The front McPherson axle. It only received a little modifications up to the final version used
03/25/2010. The beginning of the chassis ...
05/17/2010. The chassis is growing with all elements. The yellow bricks simulating the two lithium batteries.
Compared with the Veyron, the Porsche is a little bit longer and high
07/28/2010. First powertrain finished, it used 4XL motors. This powertrain was discarded after for to be too big and heavy...
08/10/2010. Continue with the unibody chassis
08/13/2010. Starting with the thrid gearbox, much more efficient and reliable.
09/09/2010. Second powertrain finished. This is the final powertrain used, real dual-clutch gearbox.
10/04/2010. Installed the accelerator on the batteries.
10/10/2010. Chassis nearly finished and adapted to the new powertrain.
01/11/2011. Starting with the bodywork.
01/14/2011. Bodywork growing..
01/30/2011. The front of the car nearly finished
02/11/2011. In that moment I decided change the rear axle, to other more complex and realistic. It changed from double wishbone suspension to multi-link
02/16/2011. The new rear axle mounted on the chassis. The red driving ring of the right is the handbrake.
03/11/2011. Continue with the folding top.
03/20/2011. Interior finished.
04/05/2011. Rear bodywork nearly finished. There you can see the speed indicator and the folding top guides.
04/10/2011. The adjustable spoiler.
The next three weeks I was fixing some little details of the car
05/01/2011. CAR FINISHED and officially presented in MADbrick Event
More pictures and info here: http://www.sheepo.es/2011/05/porsche-911-997-turbo-cabriolet-pdk_04.html