A LEGO replica of the Ferrari 488 GTE racing car was unveiled last week, and while it won’t be available to purchase until the new year, photos of the toy car revealed that it looks savagely fierce like the original.
Officially called the LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF CORSE #51”, the model is replicated in minute detail to capture the unmistakable Italian spirit of its real-life counterpart. It features front and rear suspension, aerodynamic curves, a V8 engine with moving pistons, and a steering wheel adorned with Ferrari’s iconic Prancing Horse badge. Making the replica look more striking and realistic are its authentic tri-color paint job and original race number and sponsor stickers.
Crafted from 1,677 LEGO Technic elements, the model offers a challenging yet rewarding building project for adults. And thanks to its opening doors and hood, builders who are interested in engineering and technology can easily explore all the details packed inside.
Measuring over 5 inches high, 19 inches long, and 8.5 inches wide, the replica makes a great display piece for the home or office. Packaged in classy-looking box, this toy car also makes the perfect gift for any motorsport fan.
Alessandro Pier Guidi, Ferrari Competizioni GT Official driver, was amazed by the Ferrari 488 GTE LEGO replica. “When I was a kid I played quite often with LEGO bricks, so when I saw this reproduction of the Ferrari 488 GTE I was really impressed, especially considering some of the features they managed to replicate,” Pier Guidi said in a statement. “I have to say that to see a LEGO Technic model of a car that I raced and carried my name on has made me very proud.”
The LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” will be available from January 1st, 2021 from LEGO.com, LEGO stores, and other retailers globally for $169.99. Each set comes with a special building instruction book featuring exclusive content, including details about the car and the AF Corse 51 team.