High-end car model builder Amalgam has revealed a stunning replica of the 8.0-litre, 1500-horsepower W16 engine from the Chrion
Small-scale models don’t get much more detailed than this. It’s an exact 1:4 scale replica of the 8.0-litre W16 that powers the Bugatti Chiron.
Built by Amalgam, specialists in very expensive car and car part models, it’s the first model engine the company has produced for around 15 years, and what better way to get back in the game? Amalgam worked directly with Bugatti to make sure the replica, which sadly doesn’t actually run, was otherwise as close to the real thing as possible.
Built mainly from steel and pewter, the detail on the 18-inch long, nine-inch high model is incredible. All the parts numbers are visible and identical to the real ones, as are the barcodes and hose clamps. There are four anatomically correct turbochargers, the intake and exhaust manifolds are exactly as per the full-size version and the gearbox casting appearance is also to Bugatti spec.
This magnificent thing takes 220 hours to build, on top of roughly 2500 development hours to draw up and produce the parts. That time doesn’t come cheap. When we say Amalgam deals in expensive models, we mean $9365expensive. We want one. Order books are open, with deliveries pencilled for January.