Several prominent cars from the famed Ralph Lauren Collection are currently offered for sale, and at prices that will make you jump for your wallet. For a mere $9,500, you can have your choice between the Ferrari 250 GTO, Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic, McLaren F1 GTR or Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa. The only catch is that they are offered in 1:8 scale…
The headline cars in Mr. Lauren’s private collection were each digitally scanned to capture the precise detail of every component. Reportedly accurate to one-tenth of a millimeter, the technology used by his team allowed for the creation of an accurate scale reproduction of the original. A team of model-makers then worked for 3,000 hours to create the master model, plus an additional 350 hours to assemble each individual limited edition model.
A silicon rubber mold created detailed castings of each model, which are then treated with authentic automotive paint systems. Hand-sprayed like the originals, and cut, fettled, sanded and polished, each replica has been crafted for a superb finish. These procedures allowed for “extreme accuracy” and a sharp attention to detail, showcasing the engine bay, chassis, drive train, suspension and cockpit of these inimitable machines.
Each model is built to 1:8 scale and authenticated with its own unique edition number and certificate. Presented in a protective acrylic case that fits over a wooden base, the asking price for each model is $9,500 USD. For more information, visit Ralph Lauren.
[Source: Ralph Lauren; photo credit: Csaba Kiss]