Mclaren Ultimate Vison GT Model car up for sale!

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  1. mrclep

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  2. dylpro

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    My God. I’d rather buy a real car at that price:scared:
     
  3. TheGeologist

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    Why is that so expensive?
     
  4. Pedinhuh

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    The ****? I'm aware that some car miniatures can be expensive, but this is ridiculous!
     
  5. trevor24

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    agree that is insane!
     
  6. Vandelay

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    unless it has a fully functional 1:18 scale V8, then the answer is no.
     
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    Amalgam makes crazy detailed model cars and they're crazy expensive too, think autoart but way more premium.
     
  8. PhiloGrego

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    The reason these cars are so expensive is that they are all hand made 1\8 th scale models... usually done in metal and with super details (like real carbon fiber). I've done the Pocher Aventador in 1/8th scale. That ran me a thousand bucks. It was a fun build.
     
  9. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    I mean there is only a picture of a carbon brake set up being tweaked and finished by hand...in 1/8th format in the border above when you click the link. If that doesn't give away how above and beyond they go I don't know what will, but specialty hand made stuff with limited numbers like this, isn't something that has ever been cheap.
     
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  10. TonyJZX

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    I personally dont see the motivation for a $7,400 car model like this.

    I do see the motivation like if you owned a McLaren 720s then you can buy a 1:43 scale for $50 and display it on your work desk... maybe get it same color etc.

    I can even see people paying say $250 for a nice 1:18 scale of the same car you own but a VGT? That isnt even all that good looking or significant?
     
  11. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    That's quite subjective really. There are massive fans of the game that have the disposable to do it, there are also fans of McLaren that would probably like to own it too as part of the groups heritage. Just because you or I don't see the value in spending that much doesn't mean others wont. I personally have always wanted to own a Amalgam F1 production and I'm sure it'd be not too far off in price.
     
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  12. TonyJZX

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    I get it. The market takes all sorts.

    As far as F1 goes then yeah... I would kind of like to have representations of the cars that are historically important... the '88 MP4/4 etc.

    I would go as far as to say I would probably even buy selected VGT cars... if someone made a 1:43 scale Infinti VGT or that kind of thing there would be certain takers.

    Not quite at the 1 of 3,000 that you see from some 1:43 companies.
     
  13. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    Hot Wheels is doing the GT cars, and from what I've seen the Nissan VGT is one of them, so perhaps the Infinti will happen too
     
  14. Spongeinside

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    It is 1/8th scale ~60cm/24” long... pretty big, but for the money you could buy a 1/8th scale r/c car you can actually race...
     
  15. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    True but that's not why people would buy this? People are buying this to have a collectors piece like a sculpture, not because they were looking for something to race. Obviously if you have the money and are wanting to buy something that moves or can be driven you wouldn't be on Amalgam to begin with.

    We could spend all day naming the things that for this price, could be better spent, but that just shows how not in the market most of us if not all of us so far are when it comes to this model. I think the detail and rendering a virtual car in reality even in scale form, is pretty cool even if I don't care for the car itself, since it lacks any design ideals to the McLaren brand of any era.
     
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    What the hell?? Is it made of diamonds???

    If you are a person who has so much money to burn. Better to buy this than wasting it on gambling.
     
  17. TonyJZX

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    Does it have an interior?
     
  18. Naveek Darkroom

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    Given the apparently low production run the eye watering price tag seems a little more fair. Not that over seven grand is cheap.
     
  19. Scuderia Paul

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    These Amalgam models are pieces of art. The work and detail that goes into them is incredible. Look at it as a sculpture and not a model car.
     
  20. Alpha Cipher

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    Looking at the site, the McLaren's actually relatively cheap

    Their E-Type costs 11,000$
     
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    If I had the money to buy a real Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, I'd happily buy an 1/8 scale replica of my car, for £7,940, to display on my desk in the command centre of my super villain island.
     
  22. TheGeologist

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    That is almost as much as my graduate stipend for an entire academic year. Good lord
     
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    If I ever get rich I'm going to buy a couple and race them on my living room floor like I used to do when I was a kid (with Hot Wheels/Matchbox cars of course). :lol:
     
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  24. MatskiMonk

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    And to think, there are people that hardly studied anything at all that earn that much in an hour.... and you could probably feed a village of starving kids in Africa for a year for that too...

    Modern society is great... isn't it?
     
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  25. Alpha Cipher

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    It's also enough to cover ALL my expenses during my 5 years in high school so far

    First world countries are weird :boggled:
     
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    Given the fact the model took 330 hours to build...

    At a price of £5804 that's only £17 an hour so its a fair price for the amount of work involved.
     
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  27. MatskiMonk

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    Assuming they make a grand or so clear profit after labour and materials, it's going to be even less than that.
     
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    If I ever win the lottery/Powerball, I (might) be able to afford a few. *Few*
     
  29. mastretta_mx

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    for an Amalgam model is relatively cheap lol, those things are really expensive but they are hand made, small stock and with real materials, obviously they are focused in the same rich people that pay thousands of dollars to be in the paddock club on a formula 1 race, I rather wait for the Hot Wheels or Majorette version if happen, otherwise I am happy with the digital version on the game :p
     
  30. SlipZtrEm

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    In a world were six-figure sim racing rigs are a thing, this seems positively sane.