July 23, 2024

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Amalgam Launches McLaren Senna Limited Edition

Amalgam Collection has developed an exclusive Limited Edition of 1:8 scale models replicating the McLaren Senna in its newly revealed Senna Sempre livery. 

Limited to just 30 pieces, this special edition is a celebration of the life and legacy of legendary Brazilian racer Ayrton Senna. 

The creative team at Amalgam have already completed the #1 model in the edition, which was delivered to McLaren Automotive in time for the real car’s launch ahead of this year’s Monaco Grand Prix. Number #30 in the edition has been reserved for the Senna family, whilst the remaining 28 models in this exceptional edition are available to pre-order directly from Amalgam Collection. McLaren Senna owners can also purchase through McLaren Automotive.

Each Amalgam model is the culmination of over 3,000 hours of meticulous design and development. The foundation of these masterpieces is the confidential CAD data shared with Amalgam by McLaren Automotive, which the team reworked and refined through 3D printing and hand-finishing hundreds of intricate patterns. 

The process begins with the creation of molds, followed by the casting of every part in prototyping resin, precision-fitting, painting and assembly. This process takes over 300 hours to complete, resulting in a stunning replica that perfectly captures the essence of the Senna Sempre livery. 

Every visible detail is meticulously replicated, including the subtle nods to Ayrton Senna’s racing career. The exterior features a Brazilian flag-inspired color scheme, with the Senna ‘Double S’ logo displayed on the blue panel between the vents. The Senna script on the bright green rear wing is complemented by intricate green and white border lines on the glasshouse and venting at the base of the windscreen, recreated with millimeter precision. 

The model’s front and rear bumpers feature watermarks of the race numbers worn by Ayrton Senna’s Formula One cars during his five successive victories at Monaco, paying homage to his remarkable racing performances. The side panels feature dot-matrix representations of Ayrton Senna, hand applied with the same level of dedication as the MSO team in Woking. The model’s bespoke yellow Alcantara upholstery with green perforations can be accessed through the model’s openable doors, revealing every detail, from the white 12 o’clock marker on the steering wheel to the signature of Senna alongside his own quotation, “I have no idols. I admire work, dedication and competence.”

“While our models are often described as works of art, and are indeed artistic in their creation, in truth, since they deliver the essence of the cars they represent, ultimately the beauty of our models is dependent on the beauty of the car they capture,” said Sandy Copeman, Founder of Amalgam Collection. “In this instance, there is no question that both the car and models are art.”

These models are available direct from Amalgam Collection, priced at $21,385 USD each. Learn more here.

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