Cardboard RB8

It seems there is no greater love than that from a mother, and the above picture is a case in point: a Japanese mother has designed and built the ultimate present for her son: a replica of Red Bull Racing’s 2012 challenger, the RB8, made completely out of cardboard.

She is a self-confessed Red Bull Racing and Sebastian Vettel fan, and her creation bears a striking resemblance to the Adrian Newey designed RB8, including the suspension, rear wing and the ‘platypus’ nose complete with its mysterious air intake slot.

Apparently she had built much of the frame before the wraps were taken off the RB8, and then used pictures and videos of the car in action to finish off the final details and colour scheme.

When not in use, it folds down to one-third of its size, and it can also be reconfigured into a working desk for her son to do his homework.

One imagines that her little boy won’t be too inclined to do much homework if he has this incredible present to play with!

Given this is such an excellent reproduction, perhaps this lady has a professional future in motorsport?

Some clever readers might be inclined to suggest that this cardboard creation might actually go quicker than the yet-to-be-released designs from the backmarker Marussia and HRT outfits…

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.