The Ferrari Daytona SP3 is a vehicle that very few of us are likely to see in person, let alone on our own. Thanks to the designers, engineers and artists at Amalgam Collection, there’s at least the chance for a few more people to get a taste of Ferrari’s extremely rare supercar. That is 1:8 scale anyway.
Known for producing some of the most finely detailed scale automobile replicas in the world, Amalgam Collection is currently working on adding the Ferrari Daytona SP3 to its portfolio. Seen here in prototype form, the model is intricately recreated on the outside, inside and under the clamshell. As a matter of fact, intricately recreated doesn’t really explain the level of detail of the 1:8 scale cars. The front features a matching mesh lower grille, down to the hexagonal pattern. A perfectly matched steering wheel with paddles and switches extends from the dashboard. There are even latches for the dihedral doors that open and close.
Under the engine hood, the V12 engine of the Daytona SP3 is also precisely detailed. This includes small hose clamps, nuts and bolts, and more mesh grilles for the various engine bay openings. Small struts hold the engine cover open, and the distinctive stack of vertical bars that make up the rear of the SP3 are perfectly aligned. Even with everything still wearing a dull white finish, it looks ready to drive. You know, if we could reduce our size to 1:8.
The prototype model seen here was completed in June and approved by Ferrari. Final detail work on the first set of models is underway, and it’s not just about throwing paint into the mix. Amalgam says there are thousands of parts and components that go into each model, and Ferrari must offer final approval before mass production begins. Even then, only 199 scale Daytona SP3s will be made.
Pricing information is not provided, but Amalgam replicas are not cheap. Similar 1:8 scale Ferraris currently sell for around $20,000, but for those who can afford to enjoy such automotive art, the company is currently inviting buyers to “express interest” on the website. of Amalgam.