Exact 1/3-Scale Replica of a Ferrari 312

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This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here.

We've heard of exact model building, but this is just unreal. Frenchman Pierre Scerri spent the last 15 years building an exact working replica of a Ferrari 312PB prototype, where everything is built precisely the way it is in the real car, except it's all one-third the size.

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We're talking exact, too, with the same 12-cylinder engine, gearbox, radiator, suspension, controls—in fact, if you were a one-third-sized person and sat in this Ferrari, you'd insert a perfectly-engraved key (that's identical to the real one) into the ignition and start the car exactly the way you would in the full-sized car. It even has a one-third scale fuel injection system that's exactly the same as the one of the full-sized Ferrari.

It took the guy 20,000 hours to build this perfect replica. Amazing.

Ferrari 312 [Fine Art Models, via Jalopnik]

DISCUSSION

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strider_mt2k

Oh man, he SO needs to RC that sucker.

I mean if everything works and all, isn't it a shame for it to go to waste?

Look, if you're clever you could put the equipment in the driver's place to simulate the proper weight and all even.

or at least Dyno the thing and see how close the numbers come or SOMETHING please!!