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Gorgeous models surrounding new cars are par for the course at auto shows, because even the most boring car can be spruced up by an hourglass figure and a short dress. Apparently however, some disagree with this sentiment.
China’s government is cranky because of cleavage. As if there wasn’t enough for them to worry about on the internet, the Chinese fun police are badly upset over boob-bearing babes wearing skimpy outfits at this year’s Beijing Auto Show.
They might not get you across the finish line, but these miniatures are still winners. Ferrari is celebrating the cars that have made their mark on the automotive landscape. From the superb 599 GTO that made its impressive launch at Beijing Motor Show, to the short wheelbase version of the Spider 250 California that debuted Geneva show in 1960, you can now own a little piece of Ferrari memorabilia.
These limited edition replicas are at 1/8 scale, measuring in at 60 cm. Perched on a carbon-fiber base, the models come with a plaque that records the number of that car’s limited edition. There are 99 models available for both of the F10 Formula 1 cars, and 199 available for the 599 GTO and the Spider 250 California.
And just because they’re small, it doesn’t mean any less time was spent making them. In fact, each master model took from 3,500 to 4,000 hours to craft, and was carried out by a team of highly skilled model makers. No detail has been overlooked – each car is a perfect replica, from the chassis, to the interior, to the body and the engine. Used to create molds for the models in limited edition series, the master parts were then cast in prototyping resin and assembled, taking about 300 hours for each replica. Every model comes with a signed certificate of authentication.
If you’re an avid Ferrari collector or have an empty spot in the den that needs to be filled, drop by the Ferrari Store before they’re all gone.