The McLaren 675LT is already one of the lightest supercars available. Now, McLaren has reduced its weight by 99.99% to just 0.12kg in the form of a 1:43 scale model. It’s one of many McLarens available in lightweight, small scale form. From the iconic McLaren F1 to the most recent McLaren 570GT, these models are meticulously made with stunning detail and capture significant liveries.
Delicately showcasing McLaren’s supercars, the collectibles are true scale models chosen to celebrate special editions and icons charting the brand’s history. One of the latest collectibles to join the collection is the 1:18 scale model of the McLaren 570S Coupé edition, handcrafted by Italian family run business Tecnomodel. Sitting on a carbon fibre effect cushion with a 570S badge modelled on the one fitted to the real car embedded into the plaque, the Vermillion Red edition is a work of art in its attention to detail. The model has two-tone red leather and dark grey alcantara seats and gloss black wheels with red calipers, detailing the McLaren name in black on each, as well as the speedmark at the centre of each wheel. The subtle use of carbon fibre on the car is hand painted on the model including the sills that highlight the silver 570S badge on the drivers side. With only 50 pieces made, it’s an example of miniture excellence.
The 1:43 Minichamps model of the 675LT is one of the most recent models to market. The Chicane Grey die cast model with its stealth-like interior is exacting in its details, just like the real thing revealed to the world at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show. Equally, the 1:43 TSM model of the 1993 McLaren F1 XP-5 in dark green – the car that still holds the world record for the fastest normally-aspirated car – replicates in minute detail everything from the seat belt to the steering wheel and its controls. Peering in, the three seat configuration, the 24 carat gold casing the engine and the perfectly formed roof snorkel are all evident.
Further icons that have miniaturised from McLaren’s past includes the MP4-12C GT3 in McLaren Orange, famed for its 23 victories, 39 podiums, 27 pole positions and three championship titles. The latest McLaren P1TM GTR in its Harrods inspired livery is also available, made famous by its predecessor 1995 Le Mans-competing McLaren F1 in the now famous livery, is also available as part of this collection.
In addition to these icons, the collectibles also takes note of the launch colour schemes of McLaren’s road cars, from the award-winning 675LT Spider in Solice, a colour specially created for this limited edition car, to the most recent 570GT in Pacific Blue. These miniatures created by TSM and Minichamps come either as die cast or resin models. Both work closely with McLaren Automotive through the provision of CAD data to enable both model makers to exactly replicate the real cars, providing a miniature legacy to the brands racing and road car achievements to date.
Models are available at selected McLaren Automotive (www.cars.mclaren.com) and various specialist retailers as well as online shops including www.amazon.com. Prices start from £55.00.