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Ferrari Fantasy: New Lego Technic Set Lets You Build a 1:8-Scale Daytona SP3

Car and Driver logo Car and Driver 5/24/2022 Eric Stafford
  • Lego Technic introduces a 1:8-scale replica of a red Ferrari Daytona SP3.
  • The Ferrari model has working parts like moving pistons and doors that open.
  • The entire set includes 3778 pieces and costs $399.99.

Who doesn't want to own a Ferrari? Okay, maybe not Ayrton Senna or Bruce McLaren, but this new Lego Technic set of a red, 1:8 scale Ferrari Daytona SP3 isn't for them. It's for builders who love supercars and have the time to assemble 3778 pieces and the coin to spend $399.99.

If you haven't heard, the real-life Daytona SP3 is one of the most special Ferrari's ever built. It's an ultra-limited edition that's based on the design of the sports-prototype racers that finished 1-2-3 at the 1967 Daytona 24 Hours. The actual SP3 is powered by a mid-mounted naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V-12 that produces an expletive-inducing 829 horsepower.

Lego Technic Ferrari Daytona SP3 front © Lego Lego Technic Ferrari Daytona SP3 front

While the Lego version makes 829 fewer horses, its model engine does have moving pistons. The miniature Daytona SP3 also features a functioning replica of the real car's eight-speed automatic transmission. A set of butterfly doors, as well as the front and rear hoods, can also be opened and closed at your leisure. Of course, someone first has to piece the whole thing together.

Once it's completely assembled, Lego says its Daytona SP3 measures 23.0 inches long, 9.5 inches wide, and 5.5 inches tall. Along with the aforementioned working parts, the Lego model has rolling wheels covered in silver lacquer. Removing the model's black roof panel reveals a pair of blue seats inside.

Ferrari isn't likely to build more than 500 copies of the Daytona SP3, all of which have likely already found homes with the brand's wealthiest and most loyal customers. Luckily, Lego will sell a lot more of the red Ferrari when the first sets go on sale worldwide in the company's stores on June 1, followed by the retail release on August 1.

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