Coming Soon: 1:5 Scale Ferrari F1-75 with 2022 Bahrain GP Livery
Normally, we’re amazed by the miniature cars crafted by Amalgam, yet this time, it’s furthermore remarkable due to its powertrain. An enormous 6.5-liter V12 engine, mated with a seven-speed manual transmission, is ordinarily found in the exceedingly rare Ferrari Daytona SP3. Now you can marvel at it, perfectly reproduced in an incredible 1:4 scale, housed under glass.
These incredible visuals certainly look authentic, so let’s provide some context for the quarter-scale reproduction. It’s intricately designed to measure 17 inches in length from the front cover to the rear of the transmission and 7 inches from the base pan up to the peak of the impressive intake unit. Which, might we add, is constructed from a Carbon Fibre combination. The prototype was made using digital 3D info on the engine provided by Ferrari, pouring hundreds of hours into its design before getting the green seal of approval from the company.
Constructing one doesn’t require quite as much time as the initial model, but Amalgam comments it is still a process of 325 hours that spans from the moulding process to its eventual assembly. The replica is made up of several thousand parts, many of which precisely manufactured via CNC. A close inspection of the accelerators reveals screws in the correct positions. Besides carbon fibre, metal and rubber are employed in the build, and the classic Ferrari cam covers boast an appropriate red hue. Spark plug coils face the right direction and the exhaust tubing of this V12 would leave Medusa feeling envious.
Unfortunately, it won’t start up and act like the genuine motor. However, it will be similarly as uncommon as its original variant. Amalgam has decided to fabricate 599 examples of this one-quarter size reproduction, equalling Ferrari’s total output for the Daytona SP3. It carries an expensive price tag of $15,250, and if you feel that this is too much, it’s less than one percent of the cost of a Daytona – should you even be able to lay your hands on one!
“The Ferrari Daytona SP3 Engine and Gearbox is an incredibly thrilling new model that we plan to launch in 2023,” declared Sandy Copeman, Amalgam’s founder and director of brand. “It is possibly the last of Ferrari’s naturally aspirated power units and we are truly delighted to be collaborating with the design and engineering teams at Ferrari to replicate this modern automotive masterpiece in 1:4 scale.”
An impressive new Ferrari-themed replica crafted and produced by Amalgam is not only the epic engine. Instantly familiar to Formula 1 fans, this is the 1:5 scale F1-75 model from the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix raced by Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc, and it has been designed with the utmost care and detail. The original CAD designs of the Scuderia Ferrari F1 car were used for its production. Brace yourself for this – the prototype phase consumed 4,500 hours, and to assemble an individual model a total of 450 hours is required!
Once completed, the 1:5 scale race vehicle appears remarkably authentic, featuring a plethora of components painted in Ferrari’s exact shades, accompanied by an incredibly precise F1 driving wheel in the driver’s cockpit. Altogether, the replica is almost four feet long in length.
No more than 50 will be manufactured and, yes, not cheap – the amount is precisely $30,575. Nowadays pre-booking can be made.