Big things with little cars

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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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