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You Can Now Buy Your Own Model of Lewis Hamilton’s Formula 1 Race Car for a Cool $35,000

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The 2021 Formula 1 season may be in its final week, but a new model can help distract you until the competition returns next spring.

Amalgam Collection has just unveiled a new series of hand-built Formula 1 models led by a quarter-size recreation of Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance car. The collection’s limited-edition flagship sports the same livery the seven-time champion’s racer was wearing when he passed Michael Schumacher to become the winningest driver in the competition’s history at the 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix.

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The product of three years of development, the W11 was Mercedes-AMG’s attempt to overcome its long-term struggles with cornering. It’s fair to say it did that—and then some. The racer was driven by Hamilton during the Covid-19-shortened 2020 F1 season and helped him claim 11 first-place finishes, which helped Mercedes win the Constructors Championship and earned Hamilton his record-tying seventh Drivers’ Championship. The car also completed the fastest pole position lap in history at the Italian Grand Prix, a record that could stand for years because of rule changes implemented this season.

Amalgam Collection’s 1:4 scale recreation of Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance Formula 1 car - Credit: Amalgam Collection
Amalgam Collection’s 1:4 scale recreation of Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance Formula 1 car - Credit: Amalgam Collection

Amalgam Collection

Amalgam Collection is famous for its double take-inducing models, but it’s really outdone itself here. While most of the company’s offerings are 1:8 or 1:12 scale models, the W11 was built at 1:4 scale and measures 49 inches from nose to rear wing. It features thousands of precisely machined parts and a beautifully detailed recreation of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team livery. Amalgam wanted to make sure it got everything just right, so it used CAD designs provided by the Mercedes-AMG Petronas team, and spent 4,500 hours developing the model. Each car also takes 450 hours to build.

Craftsmanship of this quality comes at a cost, of course. The quarter-size W11 race car will soon be available for $34,943 though the Amalgam website. If you’re interested, we’d let the company know sooner than later because only seven examples will be built at its Bristol, UK, workshop. It’s also a whole lot less expensive than an actual Hamilton-driven F1 car.

Check out more images of the 1:8 scale W11 below:

Amalgam Collection's 1:4 scale recreation of Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance Formula 1 car
Amalgam Collection's 1:4 scale recreation of Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance Formula 1 car
Amalgam Collection's 1:4 scale recreation of Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance Formula 1 car
Amalgam Collection's 1:4 scale recreation of Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance Formula 1 car
Amalgam Collection's 1:4 scale recreation of Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance Formula 1 car
Amalgam Collection's 1:4 scale recreation of Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance Formula 1 car
Amalgam Collection's 1:4 scale recreation of Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance Formula 1 car
Amalgam Collection's 1:4 scale recreation of Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance Formula 1 car
Amalgam Collection's 1:4 scale recreation of Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance Formula 1 car
Amalgam Collection's 1:4 scale recreation of Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance Formula 1 car

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