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Have you ever wondered what you can you buy with $9,365 in your pocket? Well, you have quite a lot of options. In fact, you can even purchase a used vehicle and perhaps modify it to build a super fast car. On the other hand, you can get this scale model of the Bugatti Chiron’s powertrain.
This 1:4 scale model of Chiron’s 8.0 liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine and seven-speed dual clutch transmission is created and built by Amalgam. The real powertrain, on the other hand, measures 18 inches long and nine inches high.
You are probably wondering what makes it so expensive. Well, Amalgam claims that they took 2500 hours just to design everything, and that does not even include building it. Building each example took them around 220 hours using a total of 1,040 individual pieces.Read the entire article Would you buy this 1:4 scale Amalgam Bugatti Chiron engine for $9,365?
We are all aware that Audi has plans to reveal the 2018 A7 Sportback soon, specifically towards the end of the year. Though we expected a grand reveal and a full-sized vehicle, we were surprised by something much smaller - that is, a die cast scale model of the Sportback.
What just happened? Well, Autoweek.nl has leaked an image of the A7 Sportback, except it isn’t the real car. Rather, it is a scale model, which makes it much smaller than what all of us expected to see. Of course, this can’t beat the awesomeness of the real model. In earlier spy shots, the A7 and S7 will have a design that mixes together elements from the first-generation car combined with the Prologue series of concept cars.
Though the leaked image just shows a scale model, we could still kind of tell how the A7 Sportback will look. The A7’s face resembles that of the A8, and we already know that based on the spy shots we have seen before. What’s new is the fact that the scale model shows us a more sculpted hood and more body lines. The A7 has a wider single-frame grille, thin headlights backed with an array of LEDs, and more glass on the sides.Read the entire article Scale model of 2018 Audi A7 Sportback leaks ahead of official model unveiling
The Ferrari 812 Superfast may be one of the fastest cars you’ve seen or will ever see in the automotive industry. Given its 6.5 liter V12 engine, the Superfast can carry out as much as 800 horsepower (588 kilowatts) and 530 pound feet of torque. It can also do the 0-100 kilometers per hour sprint in just 2.9 seconds before hitting its 211 miles per hour (340 kph) maximum speed. But the reason why it can perform that well, and fast is because of its sleek design.
Ignacio Albera was the man behind the 812 Superfast when it comes to the design. The model first made its debut earlier this year at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show as the successor of the F12Berlinetta. This example went through several and extensive aerodynamic testing that includes going through the wind tunnel, and now the company is putting this scale model up for auction as it heads to the RM Sotheby’s Leggenda E Passione sale.
The 812 Superfast scale model that is being offered to the public does not have the V12 engine. It also doesn’t have the drivetrain and the steering wheel. This scale model had been finished in hand-sculpted carbon fiber and some “prototype materials”. So why would history buffs and collectors want it? This half-scale model was used when the 812 Superfast car was being developed. That included testing of computational fluid dynamics results in the wind tunnel. Furthermore, it maintains its original modularity that was used to optimize the aerodynamic properties of the body.Read the entire article Ferrari 812 Superfast wind tunnel scale model will be auctioned off
Nissan’s GT-R Nismo is one of the most expensive cars the Japanese automaker has made in its history, the 200 mile-per-hour supercar is not like any other Nissan car that everybody can get their hands on. However, Lego has fulfilled our dreams to own one to a certain extent, by designing a small-scale version of the Nismo supercar. The nice thing about this is that you do not have to know how to drive to own one.
It was Firas Abu-Jaber, an expert brick builder, who came up with the Lego version of the GT-R Nismo. The reason why he built this was because it is a favourite car of his, so he took time and studied the supercar, and went into proper detail - from the front fascia, wheels, the rear, and even under the hood, to start his project. What he built was so detailed that he even replicated the GT-R’s engine.
As usual, Firas made use of the red Technic gear pieces to add details like the tail lights according to The Brothers Brick website. As you open the hood, the doors, and the roof, you will find some pretty cool detailing inside like a full on interior. This brick model might be of interest to you, but you won’t be able to get this from your local Lego store as it is not an official kit.Read the entire article Expert Lego builder creates small-scale Nissan GT-R Nismo
Amalgam Collection, started in 1985 is known for creating perfect scale replicas of modern cars. Owned by England’s leading architects, the company works with the manufacturer and their design team while using original CAD data to perfect the work of the exterior and interior details of the replicas.
Amalgam Collection could easily be compared with the makers of fine watches like Richard Mille, as they put passion into car modelling more than everybody else - and we can see this through the precision and the accuracy of each replica they make. This is the reason why we put an emphasis on the word “perfect”.
The company based in Bristol, England, announced that they have something special for the upcoming 70th anniversary of Ferrari. To be more precise, they don’t have one, but 350 “something specials” instead. So what are these surprises you ask? These limited edition mini-Ferraris with 70 colour combinations and designs from Ferrari’s history are simply to die for. The five modern models that will be replicated are: the 488 GTB, 488 Spider, California T, F12 Berlinetta, and the GTC4 Lusso.Read the entire article Amalgam creates 350 limited edition 1:18 scale models for Ferrari’s 70th anniversary
Porsche has yet to debut the 911 (991) GT3 RS but the naughty sports car already showed up thanks to some patent drawings released by an unknown source. Today, the German coupe showed up again and this time we are talking about a scale model of the upcoming vehicle. The small vehicle is finished in Java Orange and next to it we also see the photo of the production version.
When it comes to design, the new 991 GT3 RS features a double-bubble roof in order to offer more space for the helmeted drivers, enlarged fenders as well as new air outlets for the front fenders inspired by the old flat-nose 911s and 935s.
At the rear, there is a big spoiler inspired by the one featured on the 911 RSR. There are no details regarding the engine output, but several sources confirmed the fact that the new 911 (991) GT3 RS is expected to arrive with 500 hp and a 7-speed paddle-shift PDK transmission.Read the entire article 2015 Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS scale model shows up
With a starting price of US$7.5 million, the gold-plated 1:8 scale model of a Lamborghini Aventador could make the auction’s winning bidder a very proud collector. Gülpen's gold 1:8 scale model of the Aventador will be carved out of a 500-kg (1,102 lbs) block of solid gold. It will have 25 kg (55 lbs) of the precious metal.
The precious metals and gemstones used in the scale model are valued at $2.64 million. US$650,000 of the earnings will be given to charity.
A video of this scale model in a Dubai showroom was released but this is just a prototype built from less valuable materials. The buyer’s preferences will be used to customize the actual 1:8 scale model.Read the entire article Want a gold-plated 1:8 scale model of a Lamborghini Aventador? Pay $7.5 million!
Model car maker Pocher has confirmed that it will bring it newest toy car for exhibit at the 2013 Salon Privé. Pocher started to make a name for painstaking detail and high quality model cars after unveiling the first 1:8 scale kit of the Fiat 130HP at the Milan toy fair in in 1966. The model car maker also created scale kits for vehicle like Mercedes Benz 500K, Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 and a Ferrari F40.
These model cars were available up to 1998, when Pocher released its final model, the Porsche 911. Pocher joined the Hornby Group in 2004, but remained in the sidelines until December 2012, when Hornby disclosed the “resurgence of a legend” in the coming year. The 2013 Salon Privé will be Pocher’s second excursion with the new Aventador LP700-4 1:8 kit.
New Aventador LP700-4 1:8 kit that will be exhibited at the Salon Privé Luxury Retail Village will be a ready-painted 7-kg model made from premium metal die-cast.Read the entire article Pocher to exhibit Aventador LP700-4 1:8 scale kit at 2013 Salon Privé
Copies of the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake have already been made even as it has only just arrived in the market. There’s a miniature model as well as a faithful copy of the innovative coupé with its stretched roofline. Collectors couldn’t help but be glad about this development. Starting at the end of October, the model car is offered in 1:18 and 1:43 scale from Mercedes-Benz sales partners.
It’s also available from the online shop at https://shop.mercedes-benz.com. Mercedes-Benz Accessories GmbH made sure that the Model Car Selection is highly accurate. Norev, the model car specialist, co-designed the CLS Shooting Brake model with the use of original CAD data. The original paints are used by the miniatures, which are built by hand.
Two scales are available. The CLS Shooting Brake was built by Norev using over 115 individual parts on a 1:18 scale. Meanwhile, the 25.5 centimetre long model is built with zinc die cast.Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake now available as a model car
Collectors of high-grade miniatures of the Mercedes-Benz SL are getting excited about the new addition to the collection -- the roadster. The 1:87, 1:43 and 1:18 scale models are realistically reproduced, even in the original paintwork. The miniatures have the right classic SL proportions and there’s incredible attention to details such as the interior and the air outlets.
The hand-assembled precision models were developed with the use of the original CAD data. It has as many as 104 component parts. The roadster roof comes separately. Mercedes-Benz produced these collectors' models in partnership with manufacturers Herpa and Norev.
These miniature models can be bought from Mercedes-Benz sales and service outlets, Mercedes-Benz dealerships, the Mercedes-Benz Museum, and the online shop (shop.mercedes-benz.com). Mercedes-Benz designer packaging is used in all model cars in the Mercedes-Benz Collection.Read the entire article 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class scale models now available
Small-sized Mercedes-Benz M-Class and B-Class cars are now also available – as miniatures. The M-Class and B-Class detailed miniatures are now part of the Mercedes-Benz Collection and are available with immediate in 1:87, 1:43 and 1:18 scales. The miniatures carry the same paintwork colors and special equipment features as their full-sized originals, to assure authenticity of the items.
The miniatures in 1:43 and 1:18 scales carry the same interior trims of the real ones, depending on the paintwork colors. The front doors, tailgate, bonnet and boot lid of the 1:18 miniatures can be opened. Meanwhile the rear seat bench in the B-Class model can be folded forward.
Company's collection comes in Mercedes-Benz designer packaging, with a bonus screwdriver for the 1:18 scale models for easy removal from its screw-fastened packaging.Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz M-Class and B-Class cars now available as miniatures
There has been so much attention to detail in the making of the miniature vehicles in the Mercedes-Benz Collection that they’re very much alike the real models. In fact, model-car maker Premium Classixxs, the leading magazine for model cars in Germany, has announced the miniature versions of Mercedes-Benz vehicles as the winners in eight categories. The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 1:12 scale model received two awards.
The gullwing model from the Mercedes-Benz Collection received the overall award as "Super Model Vehicle 2011.” It also took first place in the 1:12 category. Readers voted which they preferred from among 162 models (including 31 Mercedes-Benz models) in 22 categories. Mercedes-Benz outlets offer miniature versions that are offered in a range of nearly 100% genuine colors and a choice of scales.
The collection of model cars is wider with the many model cars built in collaboration with licensed partners. Aside from the collector’s models, there also miniatures in categories that Mercedes‑Benz Accessories GmbH doesn’t cover, like RC cars or slot cars.Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 1:12 voted Super Model Vehicle Of The Year 2011
If you are in the market for a Ferrari 458 Italia but you were disappointed about the Italian car recall, you might consider this: a 1/8 scale model of the new sports vehicle which is cheaper and safer, than the real version.
This scale model is available in either red, yellow or black as standard but the manufacturer says that it can be fully personalized to suit individual specifications. Now take a look at the price: €4150 or $5344.
Now, why on earth you’d pay this amount of money for a scale model… Anyway, for those who don’t know, the Ferrari 458 Italia was launched back in 2009, at the Frankfurt Motor Show.Read the entire article Ferrari 458 Italia scale model priced at $5344
Hungry for news about the new Volkswagen models of this vehicle. The pictures are lifted from a scale model catalogue in the Netherlands. Here we can see that the car has a more rounded, sleek look than the current Touareg, with styling cues from the new Golf, Polo and Scirocco including long, slim headlights.
The new Touareg has the same platform as the Porsche Cayenne and it is believed to be significantly lighter as the company seeks to debunk claims that large 4x4s are too inefficient for modern day use.
A target to reduce weight by about 150-300kg has been mooted, although the higher target may be only achievable on base models, which will be offered with only two-wheel drive.Read the entire article Scale models show the new Volkswagen Touareg
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