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Pony Car
Technic compact supercar inspired by pony cars, the Mustang in particular.
About this creation
Earlier this year I presented a compact chassis with full suspension (independent front, live axle rear), V8 engine, 4-speed gearbox and rear wheel drive. Besides a functioning steering wheel there is also the possibility of using HOG. See more here .

Why it took so long to get the body done was that besides having to wait for certain elements, designing an aesthetically pleasing model was a big challenge. The wheels and chassis configuration did not suit well for a sporty supercar, but were instead more appropriate for some kind of muscle/ pony car. Different than super sportscars, those vehicles do not have features like integrated bumpers, wedged front-ends, diffusers, side skirts and spoilers, but are quite boxy although sophisticated. To replicate this refinement in Technic made this model the hardest one I have designed so far. Only to get the wheel arches just right took me hours. Also I used a lot of half module offsets to get a smooth transition between surfaces. Some people who build Technic do not care much about aesthetics, however I actually believe that only doing the mechanics is really just half of the work. Merging engineering and aesthetics is to me the ultimate challenge.

To still give the model some kind of sporty image, it needed to have a fastback. (Yes, that's how it's called literary.) Some bright "gills" on the side give away that this car has a more powerful engine under the hood.


The agressive front-end with the bumper sticking out. Notice the raster on the grill, through which you can see the big flying wheel/ vent for cooling.


Not in some fancy way, but still everything opens, including hood, doors and trunk.


When everything is closed, the bright yellow lines continue all the way from the front to the rear, again emphasizing the sporty image.


Now it's time to unveil a bit more of the back. No big and fancy spoiler this time.


Actually without a spoiler it's much harder to design a nice looking "ass". It was for me one of the hardest parts that took most time to get right. However in the end I think it turned out to be my favourite part. Just look at that rear-end shine like on a real car!


And yes, it really is based on the same chassis I presented earlier on. Here's proof by showing the bottom. It has been redesigned though, and cleaned up quite a bit.


Update:

For those people interested, I have now created full, high quality instructions on how to build this model.
Considering the work involved I ask a small fee for support.
Further info can be found here
Some teasers of the instructions:





And the complete partslist:


For a better overview of the partslist go here or to Rebrickable



Comments

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  September 1, 2014
100!
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  July 24, 2014
That is the coolest car I have ever seen on MOCPages!
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  March 20, 2013
Very nice car. Very nice indeed... I do agree with you that making a car working technically is only half the job finished. The best models I came across (many from you) do feature also a superb body work. Something that is for me also very hard to creat especially when the finished model is supposed to be feather light (like my RC Formula X car that ended up still short over 1000 gramms).
  March 3, 2013
I love it and the fact that the instructions are only $10 is amazing.
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  January 28, 2013
Sweet!!!
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  December 22, 2012
Quoting Mihe Stonee time for a second look... one question: which program did you used for the well done instructions ?
Modelling in MLCad and instructions lay-out in LPub. For more information see: www.ldraw.org
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  December 22, 2012
time for a second look... one question: which program did you used for the well done instructions ?
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  October 10, 2012
The GREAT MOC. I just build your MOC today!!! It's so beautifull more than I guess!!!!!
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  September 25, 2012
By far, the best car I've seen. Very cool. So compact, so beautiful. I love the rear axle and everything else. Common 62x 20 wheels make me hope to create something similar without buying other sets or pieces...thank you
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  September 8, 2012
wow
  July 17, 2012
Hi Nathanael as promised I am back for a second look. I can see from the chassis that this is very sturdy, which is more of a challenge with ‘new’ technic. I particularly like the rear live axle pivot points. I also really like the way everything opens in a non “fancy way”, I am not a fan of power functions or over complicated functions. I am itching to show my new Technic ‘skills’ but it won’t be a patch on this masterpiece. Oh I have responded to your comment on my bull.
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  July 1, 2012
I just love this MOC !!!!! The looks and proportions are out standing. I agree on that mechanical features plus aesthetics really are the ultimate challenge and on this case this is accomplished at it´s best !!! Truly amazing work CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!
 I like it 
  June 17, 2012
Nice bodywork choice for previous car chasis and good loking color scheme. I like it very. Congratulations.
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  June 15, 2012
Oh my oh my this is absolutely fantastic. It’s your mocs that got me building again and this one is another excellent piece of work. The shape is lovely and the technical functions are fantastic. I will be back for another look – so much to take onboard
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  June 13, 2012
Beautiful!
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  June 10, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
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  June 8, 2012
awesome!
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  June 8, 2012
That's one dangerous looking sport car there. Color scheme is just as it should be. It tells you it's aggressive and will kick road's ass. One other detail - I don't know if anyone noticed but back lights are done very stylich with that orange 1x1 trans round plate
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  June 6, 2012
this is the coolest lego car i have seen in a long time do you by chance have lego LDD instructions for how to build it. if so please send them to moclegos7@gmail.com
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  June 5, 2012
overall genius! and the grill is so nice looking!
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  June 3, 2012
Impressive beast!
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  June 3, 2012
Intense!
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  June 3, 2012
looks really good, the outside and the functions are great. 5/5
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  June 2, 2012
Wow! I really like the exterior design, but seeing under the car makes me dizzy ;). An excellent creation (as usual).
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  June 1, 2012
You are really good at building car. It looks like an official set. Sometimes, one word is enough: WOW !!!
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  June 1, 2012
Another great Model! You and Paul are the best! Keep up the amazing work!
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  June 1, 2012
Technically top-notch as usual, but I really really love the design here, especially the front and the fact that it is nearly closed. The stripes are epic.
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  June 1, 2012
Beautifully functional. It may not be a supercar but it is a super car!
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  June 1, 2012
Must come out as a set! Looks like it eats 4993-s for breakfast... :-) And at first glance, it didn't occur to me that it is Technic...
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  June 1, 2012
Bravo! The best car moc I have yet seen in mocpages.
Nathanael Kuipers
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kenneth rattledge
  May 31, 2012
excellent car, great shape, nice colour combination too.
Nathanael Kuipers
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Chris Melby
  May 31, 2012
Absolutely stunning, probably the best Mustang around!
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  May 31, 2012
As I said on eurobricks, what is excellent about all your models is that they are not only beautiful from outise but also from inside, which means that they are very neat, very clever built !
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  May 31, 2012
Very nice! Great job with the styling!! Check out my 13 stud Technic PF car if you have the time: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/325597 Perhaps you can try building a Technic PF car at this scale (that is, if you haven't done so already).
 I like it 
  May 31, 2012
Excellent work.. I love the compact chassis, but I also agree with how important you think the aesthetics are. It is great that you take the time to make your designs look as good as they possibly can.. Henry :p
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  May 31, 2012
AMAAAAAZING design, beautifully shaped, looks like something by firas or crow killers! Great job!
 I like it 
  May 31, 2012
nice
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  May 31, 2012
I love that engine peeking through the hood/bonnet .
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  May 31, 2012
Fantastic!!
  May 31, 2012
Fantastic!!! Looks greate and beautiful engineering too. This is seems to be used by pices from normal technic sets that exist in the market recently. I had not interested in recently technic products due to their pices are included but , I was wrong. This car shows to me normal technic pices can become the excellent special creation, if their through by your hands! I love this car and it give to me lots of inspiration too.
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  May 31, 2012
Great stuff! I like the overall look, and the opening goodies complement the functionality of the chassis nicely.
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  May 31, 2012
Awesome job, you did great! Looks quite complicated.
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  May 31, 2012
WoooooW!!!! That's even better than the Vampire GT! Hope there are more pics to come... Are you going to upload it in Cuuso? I'd vote it with 10 different accounts!
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  May 31, 2012
A beautiful Hood for a great Chassis. Is there any chance this will be buyable? It doesn't seem to have an unusual amount of parts for a LEGO product.
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  May 31, 2012
Looks really good! Good engineering skills!
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  May 31, 2012
Super. Op het moment dat ik dit voor het eerst zag had ik zoiets van WOW! Grandioos man.
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  May 31, 2012
the body looks very nice and the details are great. nice work!
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  May 31, 2012
Like! Like! Like! It's one of the best technic cars I've ever seen! The shape of the body and the colour scheme are very good. Black and yellow look fantastic near each other! Great work! :)
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  May 31, 2012
Great job. Your Technic work is always so neat and tidy - as good as Lego's official work. 10/10
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  May 31, 2012
Very nice Pony Car. I especially like the live rear axle. Fantastic work!
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  May 31, 2012
Superb! Perfect bodywork for a perfect chassis! Now add it to CUUSOO, I will definately support it as I want one! I like the way you left a gap in the bonnet so you can see the engine. And the hints of yellow really make this look like it's a high powered pony. The back is also my favourite part. Stunning work Nathanael!
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  May 31, 2012
solid MOC!
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  May 31, 2012
Wow! This is beautiful! It is very complex and detailed model. This car, I could not be built, if it would be description ;o)))
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  May 31, 2012
I don't think that there is anything else that I can say that I haven't already said to you via e-mail... You're the Man... :)
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  May 31, 2012
Awesome! The looks are great and the functions are excellent. This was definetely worht waiting! 5/5
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  May 31, 2012
Wow, this entirely proves your unbeatable skills when it comes to Technic models! I consider the body very nice, but if I think about all the great features you managed to pack inside I can't say anything other than EXCELLENT. The only comment I have is that the big space between the seats looks... unsual, but I guess I know the reason behind it :-) Nat, your really deserve more: my very best wishes for your career. MZ
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  May 31, 2012
Did not expected this based on the chassis photo's.....like the black / yellow color combination.
 
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