New Ferrari buyers can opt for a scale model of their build
If you are buying a new Ferrari, the list of options is usually long and expensive. Of course, it’s understandable that when buying an Italian supercar you wanted everything to be such. Now you can also buy a model of your car in the same exacting specifications, thanks to a new partnership between Ferrari and Amalgam Models.
Models are available in 1: 8 and 1:12 scale, the former being approximately 8 times the size of a typical 1:64 scale Matchbox car, and the latter 5.5 times larger. The special thing about the offer is that the company will not just sell you a generic Ferrari model; it will produce the model corresponding to the exact options, colors and trims you specify on your build in full size. Models are available for new purchase of the Ferrari Roma, 812 Superfast, 812 GTS, Portofino M, SF 90 Stradale and SF90 Spider.
The new program builds on the tailored service model that Amalgam has been offering for some time. The company will produce custom 1: 8 scale models that match the letter to customers’ cars, right down to the color of the stitching on the interior. The service covers a variety of makes and models, with the Amalgam site featuring 1: 8 scale reproductions of McLaren, Aston Martin and Bugatti cars.
Exquisite detail is the name of the game with Amalgam models, each handcrafted from over 1000 individual pieces. The parts are cast in resin and coated with the same paint used on real cars. It’s a demanding job, and the cars are even detailed by hand before delivery to the customer.
The models should be a fun desk ornament for future Ferrari owners. They also provide an opportunity for coworkers to make sarcastic comments about your choice of interior and exterior color combination, so keep that in mind before you buy. We expect these models to be mentioned in future auctions, however, if these perfectly matched dummies prove to be a popular item. If you are specifying your new Ferrari in Rosso Corsa with a beige interior, maybe buy your model off the shelf instead.
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