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You can have F1 Mercedes in quarter scale

Amalgam producing 7 examples; each model will be 4 feet in length

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Youngsters across the country regularly race around short oval tracks in small motorsports machines known as quarter-midgets, so named because they’re about a fourth of the size of the adult-size midget racing cars.

But even if your child excels at quarter-midget racing, it’s unlikely you’ll let he or she climb behind the wheel of one of seven 1:4 scale models the Amalgam Collection is creating of the Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance in which Lewis Hamilton set the fastest pole position lap in Formula 1 history while winning a seventh consecutive championship in 2020.

Besides, the car is a model, not an operating vehicle, and at more than $35,000, it likely won’t be going into any child’s playroom. 

The scale model version of the car is 4-feet in length and, says Amalgam, “perfectly detailed.” 

Should you not be up to affording the $35,101 price of each of the seven quarter-scale versions, the Amalgam Collection also offers the car in 1:8 and 1:18 scale sizes, as well as a full size replica of the car’s steering wheel.

Amalgam, You can have F1 Mercedes in quarter scale, ClassicCars.com Journal
Amalgam, You can have F1 Mercedes in quarter scale, ClassicCars.com Journal

Every W11 model is hand-built and assembled by small teams of craftspeople across the Bristol-based company’s global workshops in collaboration with the Memento Group and with the assistance of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, who supplied original CAD designs and paint codes,” Amalgam said. “Every model has undergone detailed scrutiny by the team, features a certificate of its authenticity, and is delivered mounted on a carbon fiber or an acrylic base, with a polished metal plaque, protected by an acrylic dust cover. 

Amalgam said it also has two additional quarter-scale models in development and will do five examples each of the Valtteri Bottas and George Russell cars.

“The Russell edition will be detailed with the livery that the #63 car carried at the Formula 1 Rolex Sakhir Grand Prix 2020,” Amalgam said. “With the recent news that Russell is to partner Hamilton next season, interest in the 23-year-old British driver is soaring, and Amalgam have already received a deposit for the first model in this edition from a client in China.”

Amalgam, You can have F1 Mercedes in quarter scale, ClassicCars.com Journal
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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