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Hi folks, hope everyone is well!

Some time back I posted an article on a Ferrari engine as part of a work in progress. I’m pleased to say that many months later I have finally finished it. To those of you who are not already familiar with this machine, let me present to you the LaFerrari. It is the successor to the Enzo Ferrari and was unveiled at the Geneva motor show back in 2013.

In a nutshell, Ferrari decided to put all their current Formula One technology into a road car, and this is the result. The mid mounted 6.3l V12 is coupled with two electric motors to produce a total output of 950 bhp, which will basically make it go really really fast… If you want the numbers then it will do 0 – 60 mph in 2.7 seconds, 0 – 124 mph in under seven seconds and reach an estimated top speed of 217 mph. That is only the top speed that Ferrari can guarantee. It is said in reality the cars will do considerably more.

So if you have a spare £1 million under the floor boards then what is stopping you? Well as with all of the new limited edition Ferrari’s, you have to be invited to buy one.

The kit itself is the Tamiya 1/24. It was said in a review I read that it was Tamiya’s best ever car kit to date. It’s the best car kit I’ve ever built so that is probably a fair statement. I decided to paint the body work and interior the exact colours that I would choose if I was buying the car in real life. You can but dream anyway…

For more info on the build stages and the aftermarket goodies used feel free to check out the WIP over in the groups section. A big thank you to everyone that followed it and as always, thanks for looking!

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42 responses to LaFerrari

  1. Very nice. It looks like you could you drive it off the showroom floor.

  2. Very nice work, highly realistic. Like George says, looks like you could drive it off the showroom floor at Ferrari of Beverly Hills.

    The plaything of Eurotrash money-launderers, Russian mafiosi and the overcompensated dingdongs one finds in Silly Con Valley and Hollyweird. I wonder how long it will be till there’s a photo in the LA Times of one of these wrapped around a light pole on Highway 1 in Malibu while they scrape the remains of the dingdong behind the wheel out of the cockpit? (Happens all the time out here, with cars that are better than their drivers)

  3. Beautifully done, sir….I love it!

  4. Hey Rich ,I remember when you first showed up here on iModeller , you were doing helecopters If I remember correctly and they were pretty good but I’ve watched your stuff progress over the years and you have really got the hang of this hobby, this is outstanding, as good as it gets, well done!

  5. Beautiful model! Great job!

  6. That’s impressive, Richard. The brake discs and seats are incredibly convincing.

  7. Gotta feel good to put this one on the shelf after all the hard work. Work of art my friend.

  8. Beautifully done all round, Richard. They need a new button ‘love this’ as well as ‘like this’. It’ll make a nice contrast with the Spyder (which was also amazing). One impressive thing about these car (and bike) builds is that there’s nowhere to hide, the build has to be clean and precise with no weathering to fall back on and cover blemishes.

    Great work, mate.

  9. Followed this one with great interest, you must be one proud modeler Richard! Kudos!

  10. Wow, looks real and looks very fast parked. Well done.

  11. The model is beautiful and the photography is outstanding.

  12. Richard @richardmcstay48gmail-com, Simply outstanding work here. You really set the bar high for the rest of us! Well done.

  13. Absolutely stunning. When do we go for a drive?

  14. La Beautiful!

    If only …


  15. This is one of those cars that looks like it’s going Mach 2 when it’s actually sitting still.

    Beautiful work my friend. I’ve been watching it progress on your build journal and it turned out magnificent.

    Well done !!!!

  16. Richard, I don’t mean to repeat what’s already been said, but very nice, magnificent, stunning, beautiful….., You can almost smell that new car smell and the freshness of the new tires. yum !

  17. Great reading, and flawless build. I like the engine bay, but I’m wondering if it is suppose to look weathered?

  18. Lovely work Richard !

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