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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