This new model represents a clear step forward in respect of the two previous models. Having learnt from past experiences, we have tried to make improvements in the appropriate areas.
The complex and elaborated shapes of the Ferrari 248 F1 have been perfectly reproduced through the use of computerised information supplied by Ferrari; the lines and details have then been approved by them. It has not been easy reproducing on a reduced scale, all the aerodynamic parts that are used to for the single-seater. Particular care has been given to the harmony and symmetry of the lines of the model, together with the actual thickness of even the smallest parts. The model is firmly fixed to a base of original carbon fibre, which incorporates the name of the model, the race details and the classic Ferrari emblem.
From this year, all the “Vodafone” logos that are fixed to the 248 F1 model are shaded and toned down. This has been possible with the use of a new printing system, which is different to the one we have used in the past. You will see how the white and red colours are shaded and that all the logos (even the smallest ones) are made using the same process.
A new technology applied to the casting of white metal, has allowed us to produce and make all the side screens and the various aerodynamic parts that are incorporated into the single-seater. The driver’s compartment is fitted with 6 seat-belt points, a steering wheel and the classic automatic transmission gear change. It also includes all the carbon decals for the inside bulkheads. As you can see, all the sides are asymmetric; the air vents are only fitted on the left side and not on the right side. This is because the heat in Nurburgring was not as overwhelming to make it necessary to have more air vents for the heat.
The front part is very complex and elaborated . The spoiler is made up of various profiles with two small white flaps, which can be found on the upper part of the traditional wings. The nose is completed by two small television cameras and by a couple of round-shaped profile wing contours, painted in the same colour that has been used for the outside bodywork of the single- seater. It is possible to see that the front of the model is fully completed; two small rounded antennas and the characteristic “pitot” tube proved the final touch to the upper part of the chassis. The front wheel suspensions, which are produced using the photo-engraving process, show the carbon fibres that have been made using the tampoprinting process. The side deviators are now much thinner then for previous models. The various mirrors are made in white metal using the photoengraving process, and the reflecting sides are made using a chromatic film that has been engraved with the use of a laser.
The group that is made up of wheels and pneumatics, is the area where most progress has been made. The pneumatics have been redesigned with the new tampoprinting process “Bridgestone/Potenza”, and have now become perfect. Each pneumatic is hand-made, in order to give the pneumatic’s tread a used effect, to make it more similar to the original. The rims are completely new. The wings are made of turned aluminium, whilst the central part is made using the photoengraving process, which is bent using a tool made of steel; this enables the outside areas to look as rounded as the original. It should be specially noted that there has been much care taken to fix the ‘BBS’ marks and the refinement to all the details; these are applied to the wheel fastener, which is also made of turned aluminium. The back of the single-seater is made using the same concept, the only difference being that the finishing on the inside of the rim is also made by turning and then refined with the decals reproducing the carbon fibre design.
The back wing is truly effective. The side bulk heads, which on the original model are curved inwards, are made using the photoengraving process and are subsequently bent, using a tool made of steel. The inside of these bulkheads is black, with the carbon fibre made using the tampoprinting process. The two small central supports and small wings that are fitted on the tail-end, are also precise reproductions. The complex design of the back diffuser has also been exactly reproduced, together with the small back light and the lifting hook.
The picture shows the model as it will be sold. The production of this particular model has been limited to 300 numbered units. A guarantee certificate that certifies the authenticity and the progressive number of the model is enclose in the box. The full production of the series has been practically sold-out during the pre-sale phase. Only a few pieces are still available; we would advise you therefore to order them from your supplier as soon as possible.