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In case you need an accurate miniature version of your brand-new Ferrari

But it won’t be cheap for anyone who can’t purchase an Italian supercar

If having a real Ferrari isn't enough, go get a small one for the shelf. PHOTO FROM AMALGAM COLLECTION

Buying a Ferrari is an activity that is well and truly limited to the domain of the moneyed few. It’s supposedly an extremely involved activity with buyers allegedly given free rein over their vehicle’s specs. It is said that the Italian automaker can practically make anything happen just to please its clientele. A company in the UK aims to do the same, albeit in a much smaller scale.

Each Amalgam Collection model is given the white-glove treatment. PHOTOS FROM AMALGAM COLLECTION

Amalgam Collection is a firm based in Bristol that specializes in scale-model cars. But these aren’t the mass-produced ones that you can buy at your local toy store. The products are highly detailed pieces of art that use precision-engineered parts and CNC-milled components. Each miniature car reportedly takes over 200 hours to build, with the model following Ferrari’s original blueprints and paint codes.

Buyers can order these miniature cars at the same time as the real ones. PHOTOS FROM AMALGAM COLLECTION

That same attention to the literally small details is being applied to Amalgam Collection’s bespoke model program. That’s because every customer ordering a Ferrari can have a scale model made that is identical in every respect to the real thing. And that means following the exact specifications of a particular vehicle right down to the tiniest of things like the seat material and the color of the brake calipers.

If road cars aren't your thing, have a look at Amalgam Collection's Formula 1 lineup. PHOTO FROM AMALGAM COLLECTION

The service will be offered at Ferrari dealerships to buyers of the Roma, the 812 Superfast, the 812 GTS, the Portofino M, the SF90 Stradale, and the SF90 Spider. Clients can choose between Amalgam’s standard 1:8 scale or its newer 1:12 scale. And just like the actual car, each model will not come cheap. The smaller 1:12 cars start at $3,198 (P157,000), while the 1:8 vehicles retail for at least $12,979 (P638,000).

Miggi Solidum

Professionally speaking, Miggi is a software engineering dude who happens to like cars a lot. And as an automotive enthusiast, he wants a platform from which he can share his motoring thoughts with fellow petrolheads. He pens the column ‘G-Force’.