These One-Third Replicas Of Famous Ferrari Engines Are Sublime

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But you'll need between $8,000 to $15,000 to get one.

It's safe to say we'll miss the sound of internal combustion engines when they're gone, but there is a way to build one that you can pass on to future generations.

This engine won't be in a car, but that's fine. It looks much better without a car around it anyway, and even if you put it in a car, there's a good chance it won't have enough power to move it.

We're talking about scale engine models. More specifically, one-third scale replicas of engines. If you are going to preserve something, it had better be good, so that's why Terzo Dalia produces one-third replicas of Ferrari engines.

Terzo Dalia is located a short distance from Ferrari's famous home in Maranello. It has been building smaller versions of Ferrari engines for decades, but these aren't kits that you can simply order online from Amazon.

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Terzo Dalia strips an actual engine down and makes the measurements. After that, the parts are recreated in wood to ensure everything fits. Only then are the casts made and filled with aluminum. The entire process takes around one year to complete.

The engines don't actually work as such, but they do turn over. Even the firing order matches that of the original engine. Ferrari is notoriously picky about its brand, so how does it feel about Terzo Dalia? Their products have been on display in Ferrari's museum, which is a pretty good stamp of approval.

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So how do you get one? First, you need between $8,000 to $15,000, depending on what model you want. A 250 GT California engine will cost huge money, while a more everyday model like the 599 GTB will cost less. Just like real Ferraris, actually.

DK Engineering in the UK has the most extensive collection of Terzo Dalia engines for sale. The images don't come with prices, but just looking at some of these examples, you can tell that you can get into a used F430 for the price of a scale engine.

As strange as it may sound, spending more on a model than a real car is possible.

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