The V12 Laraki engine by Eric van Hove

Art is somethings quite specific and I believe that is the beauty of it. This definitely can apply to this surprising (in a wonderful way) engine from this Belgian artist born in Algeria.

V12 Laraki’ is a replica of the Mercedes-Benz V12 engine used by Abdeslam Laraki in the ‘Laraki Fulgara’, Morocco’s first ever high-performance, luxury sports car. It is made of 465 parts and 660 bolts handcrafted in 53 traditional materials. 57 Moroccan artisans worked on his piece of art and created I believe a masterpiece, mix of excellent German and Moroccan craftsmanship.

Here is the list of materials: Middle Atlas white cedar wood, high Atlas red cedar wood, walnut wood, lemon wood, orange wood, ebony wood of Macassar,  mahogany wood, thuya wood, Moroccan beech wood, pink apricot wood,  otherof-pearl, yellow copper, nickel plated copper, red copper, forged iron, recycled  aluminum, nickel silver, silver, tin, cow bone, goat bone, malachite of  Midelt, agate, green onyx, tigers eye, Taroudant stone, sand stone, red marble of
Agadir, black marble of Ouarzazate, white marble of Béni Mellal, pink granite of Tafraoute, goatskin, cowskin, lambskin, resin, cow horn, rams horn, ammonite fossils of the Paleozoic from Erfoud, Ourika clay, geometric terra cotta with vitreous enamel (zellige), green enamel of Tamgrout, paint, cotton, argan oil,
cork, henna, rumex

More info on

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