May 22, 2024

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Amalgam Launches 1:8 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage

Amalgam Collection has revealed the first images of its Aston Martin DB5 Vantage model — the most recent addition to its 1:8 scale flagship range. Amalgam is now accepting deposits for the first batches of models.

At 22 inches long, the model is both large and extremely detailed, thanks to CAD data that’s sourced from a digital scan of an original DB5. Parts are then molded out of metal, carbon fiber and rubber to scale — and some parts are 3D printed to ensure accuracy.

Amalgam says the DB5 Vantage model necessitated over 5,000 hours of development and the resulting prototype only received the approval of the designers and engineers at Aston Martin once they were fully satisfied with its accuracy of representation. 

Each model takes 500 hours to cast, fit, fettle, paint and assemble. The model is limited to just 199 pieces, and features opening doors, engine cover and trunk, Inside, there’s authentic detailing of car’s 3995cc naturally aspirated straight-six engine and all-black interior.

“The target is to produce a model that looks exactly like the real car. There should be nothing that gives the game away,” said Amalgam’s Director of Brand, Sandy Copeman. “If you can take a high-resolution photograph and put it in front of somebody, and they have no idea whether they’re looking at a model or the real car, then we’ve done our job.”

Amalgam’s detailed large-scale models are already well known to many classic and luxury car owners worldwide, and the DB5 Vantage model extends the cooperation between Amalgam and Aston Martin. 

“The DB5 has become a byword for timeless style and sports car desirability,” said Copeman. “We feel immensely privileged to be collaborating on a such a project and are delighted that our model captures every aspect of the original so precisely.”

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