The Pagani Zonda is a beautiful car with a stunning price tag but this papercraft version is one anyone can afford. Papercraft is unique for designers in that it gives them the opportunity to create detailed, incredibly accurate representations of real-world objects at a minimal cost.
Traditionally, when you think of model-making it conjures images of plastic sprues and glue or even clay if you’re designing a car from the ground up. Papercraft opens up an entirely different world of options, and although it’s more time consuming, it also gives wonderful results.
Designer Taras Lesko has worked on such projects as Forza Motorsport 4 creating on-screen renditions of some of the most loved cars in the world. In addition to his professional work, he enjoys papercraft and has a love for the Pagani Zonda. He merged his interests together and created three different Pagani Zonda papercraft models.
You can download his models in a choice of either yellow, blue or black and white for just a few dollars each and then put them together yourself. Each one is about 2.5′ long and is likely the closest most of us will ever come to owning the real thing.
If you’re looking for something even more impressive, then how about a 1:1 papercraft version of a Ford Mustang’s front end? Papercraft designer Dimi R. designed one in bright blue with a snazzy white strip and then mounted it on his living room wall. Talk about a conversation piece.
Still not impressed? Then how about a full-size, bright yellow ’69 Mustang? It’s not just an exterior design this time but a complete vehicle with a dashboard and an engine. This one is the work of Canadian artist Jonathan Brand who built it over the course of three months.
Kind of makes that paper airplane you have sitting on your desk at work look a little meh, doesn’t it?
Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.