The Ferrari 250 GTO is arguably the most valuable automobile ever made and sits at the top of the pyramid of the most coveted classic cars in the automotive history. Whenever one of these rare machines goes on the auction block, it starts churning out headlines across the globe. Recently, a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO was sold for $52 million becoming the most expensive car in the world. But if you wish own a piece of the iconic Ferrari’s legacy, but for much cheap, here’s an option which is as exquisite as the original and a much better choice than picking up one of those poorly put together knockoffs. It’s a 1:3.6 scale model of the 250 GTO sculpted out of Arabescato marble by luxury stone specialist Lapicida.
The press release by the company calls the Ferrari 250 GTO the ultimate boy’s toy, but the rarest classic car in the world is rather the ultimate status symbol and the marble replica has a similar appeal. Lapicida used laser to scan an actual, full-size Ferrari 250 GTO and with the help of 3D modeling software, sculpted the replica using a state of the art computer-controlled, five-axis mill out of a single block of marble. Finally, it is hand finished by Lapicida’s craftsmen to make it perfect. The marble Ferrari model measures 47.2-inches long, 18.1-inches wide and 13.4-inches tall. The replica might not have a fire-breathing V12 powering it, but frankly speaking it looks amazing. It retails for £30,000 ($50,000 approximately), which considering the beauty of the thing is a small price to pay to own one of these.
[Available at Lapicida]