Only 50 will be built.
For 25 years, British premium car model specialist Amalgam Collection has been building some of the most intricately detailed scale car models in the world from the McLaren Senna to the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. Now, Amalgam has built the ultimate toy for Formula 1 fans: a highly detailed Ferrari F1 racer. Available in 1:8 and 1:18 scales, the model is based on the Ferrari SF1000 that competed in the 2020 Formula One championship.
To make the replica F1 car as accurate as possible, Amalgam Collection collaborated with Scuderia Ferrari to develop a unique matt paint finish and referenced the original CAD design of the car. The first prototype model was even approved by engineering and design teams at Ferrari.
In real-life, the SF1000 was built to celebrate Scuderia Ferrari's 1000th Grand Prix in 2020, but the team didn't have much to celebrate this year after Ferrari failed to win a single race and finished sixth in the constructor's championship, making it the team's worst performance in 40 years.
The SF1000 was driven by four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc in 2020. Originally, the car was only going to be raced in the 2020 championship, but it will now also compete in the 2021 season after technical regulations were extended due to the disruption caused by the global pandemic.
"Our relationship with Ferrari and all of the manufacturers is on a patron and artisan basis," said Sandy Copeman, Amalgam's director of brand.
"We work with original CAD designs and hi resolution photographs to ensure a superior level of detail. We 3D print, machine and handcraft each component using authentic materials where possible and finish each part with real automotive paint. Our mission is to create a model that represents the car as accurately and perfectly as possible. There is no limit on how long we take to make each part and create each detail. We know it is finished when it's right. We always want to take each model to a higher level. That is what drives us. We keep on exploring and finding new ways to make even more perfect models that capture the real car."
Production of the 1:8 scale Ferrari SF1000 will be limited to only 50 examples, each costing a staggering $9,052 so there's a chance it could cost more than your daily driver. If that's too expensive, the 1:18 scale version will cost $790 and is limited to 500 units.