Ferrari, this model costs as much as a Panda: the dream of any motorist

This 1:18 scale model of the Ferrari 296 GTB has been reproduced in resin by Amalgam. Only 199 pieces in limited series.

Ferrari GTB model
Ferrari GTB –

The world of model car making is as diverse as the world of automobiles themselves. Hobbyists can buy ready-made models or build them by hand. Some people prefer Lego models, while others like to seek maximum attention and attention to detail.

This is not a real Ferrari 296 GTB, but a 1:8 scale model created by Amalgam of the new Prancing Horse. Don’t worry, we were fooled too, but the accuracy of the model is truly amazing, which is probably why the price for one is 12,062 euros.

Ferrari 296 GTB, the 1:8 scale version

The scale model specialists Amalgam have unveiled their latest offering, a Ferrari 296 GTB in 1:8 scale beautifully recreated. The company maintains a long-term partnership with Ferrari, so the handmade models are truly accurate and officially approved by Ferrari Centro Stile.

The scale model is based on the original CAD drawings and is completely manufactured with the highest quality materials using Ferrari paint codes and specifications. It took over 300 hours to complete each unit e 3,000 working hours of development on the 296 GTB.

model ferrari amalgam
Ferrari model –

From the photographs it is difficult to find fault with the model, even the tires have the same graphics as the real tyres Michelin Pilot Sport 4S. The attention to detail even extends to the interior, “accessible” through functional doors that can be opened. The dashboard looks almost the same as the real model and the seat upholstery even has red stitching.

They will be produced in total 199 models Amalgam Ferrari 296 GTB in 1:8 scale. The first models have already been shipped and can be displayed at Ferrari offices and dealerships throughout Central Europe. In addition, a smaller 1:12 scale model will be available in the future, but we don’t know the detailed prices yet.

The new GTB: its characteristics

The Ferrari 296 GTB, we remember that it was presented on June 24, 2021 officially as heir to the F8 Tributo. After the 1968 Dino 206 GT, this car represents the return of Ferrari’s V6-engined model.

The Gran Turismo Berlinetta debuts with the new F163 3-litre twin-turbo V6 with IHI turbine and 120° banks. Nearby is an electric drive with just 167 hp.

Amalgam Ferrari 296 GTB
Ferrari 296 GTB –

The electric unit is located between the internal combustion engine and the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. In total, it has a power of 740Nm of maximum torque e 830hp. The V6 delivers just 663 horsepower.

Also, there is a 7.45 kWh battery which allows the 296 GTB to travel 25 km on a single charge using 100% electric mode. Other plug-in hybrid features include a ‘brake by wire’ braking system with 398mm front and 360mm rear discs, Multimatic shock absorbers and extensive use of carbon fiber for both the interior and exterior.

In terms of performance, the Ferrari 296 GTB goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds, and from 0 to 200 km/h in 7.3 seconds and reaches a top speed of over 330 km/h.

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