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The Little Car Company's Pebble Beach Edition Ferrari Testa Rossa J is a one-off replica version of the famous race car with a electric motor instead of a V12.

09 Aug 2022 | International News : U.K.


This miniature 2022 Pebble Beach Edition Ferrari Testa Rossa J is a 75% scale replica of the 1958 Le Mans 24 Hours 250 Testa Rossa. It even comes with an adorable name, 'Lucybelle II'. The car will make its way to be auctioned off at the Silver Anniversary Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction which takes place later this month.

Despite the car being an accurate representation of the actual 250 Testa Rossa, Lucybelle II does not possess a screaming V12 engine. Instead, it has an electric engine and is 75% the size of the original car. As each of these Ferrari Testa Rossa Js have a yearlong waiting list, the buyer will be able to skip said waiting list if he wins the auction.

Despite being a replica, the Testa Rossa J is highly exclusive with only 299 units to be made
Limited to 299 vehicles, Ferrari has led every aspect of the project, working in collaboration with The Little Car Company, the U.K.-based firm specialising in the production of officially licensed scaled cars.

Developed and handcrafted using the original drawings, supplied by the Ferrari Classiche department that have been scanned and digitally recreated along with design oversight from Ferrari's Centro Stile, each Testa Rossa J is made with hand-beaten aluminium panels, paying homage to every aspect of the original 250 Testa Rossa, including the iconic 'pontoon fenders'.

Ferrari and The Little Car Company have ensured the product is as true to its predecessor as possible. Original features, which have been passed over, include the use of the same steering and suspension geometry, giving it authentic handling. It also has re-proportioned wire wheels that match the original's Borrani alloys and are wrapped in Pirelli Cinturato tyres for complete authenticity.

The car was built in collaboration with Ferrari's Centro Stile, ensuring it was true to the actual car
The original Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa was a legendary racer back in the 1950s and 1960s, recognised as one of the all-time great Ferraris. It is distinguished by its lengthy list of honours and its longevity. The car claimed some 18 victories in its history, and three World Sportscar Championship titles. It is also the only Ferrari to have won the 24 Hours of Le Mans four times.

Lucybelle II will be auctioned off at The Quail Auction that takes place on 20th August with all profits from the sale to be donated by The Little Car Company to the Pebble Beach Company Foundation. For more information visit Bonham's auction site for the scale car here.

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