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.
If you look at the actual scale model, it’s easy to tell that Amalgam spent hours to design it, with all the little details they’ve included. In fact, every part even features genuine Bugatti barcodes and labels.
With a price tag of $9,365, this scale model is definitely not marketed towards the average person. But if you are one of those few who could easily buy a Bugatti Chiron worth almost $3 million ($2,998,000), this could be a perfect accessory for you.
The Bugatti Chiron is considered one of the ten most expensive cars of 2017. Its 8.0 liter 16-cylinder engine manages to bring out 1,500 horsepower and 1180 pound-feet of torque, bringing out a top speed of 261 miles per hour.
Amalgam was first established in 1985 by four talented model makers and England’s top architects in Bristol, England. They then began supplying the leading F1 teams as well as Europe’s most iconic car manufacturers. Until today, they still maintain close relationships with these automakers.
The company is known to make masterpieces by creating perfect scale replicas of modern cars. They can replicate the perfect rendition of a vehicle’s interior and exterior. Their models beautifully capture the entirety of the original vehicles. This is because they take 600 to 800 photographs of each car to capture every aspect in detail, and to completely understand the detailing.
The company does not only work with automakers, but they also collaborate with companies like Ralph Lauren, creating the most exclusive scale models. They are also known as being the only maker of model cars that have worked with luxury watch manufacturers like Richard Mille.
In May 2016, Amalgam Collection was acquired by Motorsport Network as an addition to their group portfolio, covering every aspect of Motorsport worldwide.