• Mercedes V12 engine Replica

    Posted on: September 2nd, 2013 by admin 1 Comment


    After 9months of detailed artistry by Eric van Hove and his team of 35 master craftsmen- from various regions in Morocco- the result is this V12 Laraki which is a replica of a Mercedes V12 engine. According to thisiscollosal.com, artist Eric van Hove headed to Morocco on receiving a Cda-Projects Grant to build this detailed art work made from 53 materials-mostly fossil materials- which were hand-forged to create this artwork.

    Just in case you are still curious about how this came about, it will interest you to know that a full sized Mercedes engine was dismantled  and fully replicated piece by piece, consisting of some 465 parts and 660 bolts made of casted copper. Nonetheless, this engine isn’t made to work or power any vehicle.

    Some of the enlisted materials involved in this production include white cedar wood, high Atlas red cedar wood, Moroccan beech wood, pink apricot wood, mother of pearl, yellow copper, nickel plated copper, walnut wood, lemon wood, orange wood, ebony wood of Macassar, mahogany wood, thuya wood, , red copper, forged iron, recycled aluminum, nickel silver, silver, tin, cow bone, goat bone, malachite of Midelt, etc.






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    1. Jane says:

      I must admit, I am pretty impressed with his work. It looks great, absolutely astonishing.

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