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McLaren Toy Costs The Same As A Real Mitsubishi

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Talk about an expensive toy.

McLaren only built 499 examples of its hardcore Senna supercar so if you want one, you'd better be willing to pay a hefty premium over the car's original $980,000 starting price. With a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 789 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, we don't doubt that the Senna is worth every penny to the wealthy individuals who purchased one but to the rest of us, we can't even imagine owning something so valuable.

A company called Amalgam Collection created a smaller and cheaper version of the Senna - a 1:8 scale model to be exact - which you could buy for a much more reasonable $8,184 starting price. Of course, that's over $8,000 on what is essentially a very detailed toy.

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Each of these models takes over 3,000 hours to assemble and can even be customized to each buyer's tastes. The $9,384 Bespoke trim lets owners choose their color, interior details, and wheel styles, while the $10,584 Bespoke Plus option gives even more customization options. Clearly, these options weren't good enough for the British model company because it has now introduced an even pricier model.

This new and improved model starts at a whopping $13,444, which is only around $300 less than a brand-new Mitsubishi Mirage (a full-size car with a working engine). The main reason for the increased price is the addition of a new remote control that comes included with the model.

The remote is about the size of a smartphone and features eight buttons. It can be used to lock and unlock the doors (so miniature people can't steal it), turn on the hazard, reversing, and interior lights, and open each of the doors. This is one of the most detailed models we have ever seen and we're sure the people who buy one will want to keep it safe in its "presentation box," which is mounted on a carbon fiber or leather base and covered with an acrylic dust cover.