The limited-run Ferrari Dayton SP3 was limited to just 599 units, so this 1:8 scale Lego Technic version is perhaps the most accessible and affordable, though it still isn’t cheap.
Ferrari’s newest creation in its Icona series, which features a retro-style design in homage to the Ferrari 330 P4 endurance racing car that won the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1967, has now been converted to 3,778 Lego pieces.
The collaboration between Lego and Ferrari means the 1:8 scale Lego Technic Ferrari Daytona SP3 has also produced a limited edition coffee table style book detailing the collaboration on the nifty kit. Only 5,000 copies of the book titled “Lego Technic Ferrari Daytona SP3: The Meaning of Perfection” will be available for sale starting June 1 for $79.99. This is the same day that the complex model will go on sale.
Speaking of which, the scaled-down version of Ferrari’s most aerodynamically efficient model measures 150mm high, 590mm long and 250mm wide. The sheer volume of Lego pieces also means it’s very detailed, both outside and below the surface. The 1:8 scale Lego Technic Ferrari Daytona SP3 features an 8-speed sequential gearbox and a V12 engine with moving pistons. It unfortunately does not live up to its performance of 617 kW and 697 Nm. Brakes and suspension are other areas of detail imitated.
Like the exterior, the interior has been recreated with identical detailing, with the gullwing doors functioning the same as their inspiration. Niels B. Christiansen, CEO of The Lego Group, said: “No detail was overlooked”, adding that he was blown away by the attention to detail and precision of the scale model.
Watch your step for this piece of Lego as it will set buyers back in the region of R7,000 or $399.99.