2012 Audi A7 Papercraft – Click above to watch the video after the jump

If you need a paper airplane, boat, or hat, we're your guys. If you're looking for far more intricate Origami, well... you're probably going to need an expert like Taras Lesko.

The Origami wunderkind decided to ply his trade in an effort to create the Audi A7 Papercraft, and the results are breathtaking. Lesko used 285 pieces of paper and 750 individual parts to create the blue beauty, and he had cameras rolling to capture the action. Tricky post-editing was used to condense 245 hours of work into less than three minutes. Lesko didn't just create a four-foot-long body shell with wheels, either – he added a very convincing interior as well. Hit the jump to watch the video.

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[Source: YouTube via Jalopnik]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      I thought it was full size until I saw the video. That's pretty impressive. Great job.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Respect. I tried to build a papercraft Yamaha R1 once. It's no simple task.
      The Angry Intern
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's pretty impressive. I like the action figure chilling in the seats.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This isn't origami, it's papercraft. That's why it's called the 'A7 Papercraft', not the 'A7 Origami'...
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      Every time I see one of these BIG faux coupes, I envision fat girls sporting spandex. NONE of these designs will age gracefully. When the shine is gone from thee cars, they will become the fat old ladies showing too much droopy boob. Understand. that I am not griping about the A7s mechanicals. I however, cannot get onboard with its form. There is something about a properly executed 3 box sedan that is much more elegant, regal and stately than these oversized pretend hatch/4dr Coupe designs. God I hope Bentley and Rolls Royce doesn't get infected by this bug. While I am okay with, even like hot hatches, these rather LARGE sedans Jaguar XJ included could have been a MUCH better car with a properly proportioned rear end in sedan form. To further emphasize my point, the '97 - 04 (C5) A6 was the first car of this breed, it was different, and being mid-sized, helped Audi pull off the 4dr. Coupe illusion. Mercedez-Benz followed with that awful turd, the CLS. How quickly those disappeared from the scene. Could any of you imagine the Chrysler 300C going down this road?
      • 4 Years Ago
      He used papekura to generate the origami from a low poly 3d model, it takes a lot of time to piece together yes but not really that impressive... much more complex objects have been created using that program.
      Alan Jessop
      • 4 Years Ago
      i would not want to be hit by a bus whilst driving that
      • 4 Years Ago
      This really is amazing. Not the accomplishment of 245 hours of computer assisted papercraft, but how the Little Caesers Pizza commercial from the 80's was more true to the art and form of Origami. Briefly (for those, like the editor of this blog), Origami is the art of paper-folding; you use only pieces of square paper that cannot be cut or torn and you must never use any adhesive. No glue, tape or spit. Impressive Origami is a 270 piece Sonobe ball (like the Epcot Ball), kept together completely by the folds. Impressive papercraft is this Audi A7. My only question is why why WHY would you spend over 6 full work weeks on this? Impressive is the video editor who put all of that in a 3 minute film, not the process or the "expert" who created it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I can just see this turning into one of those motivational posters. "My Gundam is driving the A7. Your argument is invalid."
      • 4 Years Ago
      lol @ the gundam sitting.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd drive it.
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