This one’s sure to turn some heads. It’s the latest in Ferrari’s hypercar lineage, the one and only LaFerrari.
The introduction of the LaFerrari in Bburago’s lineup, in both 1/18 and 1/24 forms, has generated quite a bit of buzz for the brand. This is definitely the model I was most excited about, and I would love to grab the 1/18 someday as well. For now, I have the 1/24 in hand. How does it stack up to the rest of the Ferrari Race & Play line? Well, let’s see what we have here...
Ok, so by now you’ve probably guessed why I only showed the front half of the car in the cover photo. It’s because the rear wheels are ugly as all hell. More specifically, it’s a combination of poor wheel size and ride height. The rest of the car looks great; I just can’t get over the fact that this model is ruined simply by those wheels alone.
The LaFerrari receives the full brake rotors and calipers treatment, as it should, being a million dollar supercar. And while we don’t get the butterfly doors, the engine bay opens up.
Engine details are really, really good. I especially like the carbon fiber textures. And that orange wiring extends into the right side vent, a nice little detail.
It’s too bad we don’t get the LaFerrari’s signature butterfly doors. I think this model would have a much greater appeal if it did. However, we get a nicely appointed interior in a two-tone red and black.
So is this one worth getting? That depends on your tolerance for that ride height. I like the LaFerrari a lot, so I had to get this one regardless. I’m also thinking about breaking up the rear wheel assembly and fixing the ride height myself. It’s a shame Bburago completely whiffed on that one little detail. The LaFerrari is still a well-detailed model for the price, but I would still recommend spending a little more to get the 1/18, which does not suffer from the issues of the 1/24.