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When CMC makes a major release, time for diecast collectors to beat the drums.  CMC can take an obscure subject and turn it into a must-have.  This year CMC felt it was time to replicate the ultimate…

The Ferrari 250 GTO…

Ferrari-250-GTO-1962-1:18 scale

Enzo had been known to grumble that aerodynamic design “was something that people that can’t build engines do.”  When his 250 SWB could regularly achieve newfound speeds, it began encountering an unexpected wall of air.  So the 250 GTO was submitted to wind tunnel tests.  Chief engineer Giotto Bizzarrini  modified the frame of the 250 SWB with reduction of the frontal area and increasing the bonnet length; and then he moved the engine well back into the chassis and lowered it to improve weight distribution and handling.  The underside of the car was covered by a belly pan and had a second spoiler underneath formed by the fuel tank cover.

Aerodynamic design was cool after all!

(Somehow Bizzarrini became not cool anymore and Enzo fired him and most of the engineers.)

The Ferrari 250 GTO won the FIA Constructor’s Championship for 3 consecutive years.

In 2004, Sports Car International placed the 250 GTO eighth on a list of Top Sports Cars of the 1960s, and nominated it the top sports car of all time.  Popular Mechanics named it the “Hottest Car of All Time.”

CMC Ferrari 250 GTO

You can own CMC’s obsessively detailed 1:18 scale replica of the legendary Ferrari 250 GTO.

It is composed of 1,841 individual parts, of which 1.215 are metal.  In the interior is quilted leather and fabric.  If it looks operable, it is: doors, trunk and hood, fuel cap, latch on the nose,  three removable vents in front, and a removable panel that covers the super detailed undertray.

The model perfectly captures the muscular and graceful curvature in the tear drop front bonnet and front wheel arches.  All the ducts are sharply cut with rear brake ducts protected by mesh screening.

1962-Ferrari-250-GTO-1-18

Available in silver or red.

Because you love beautiful cars, this car belongs in your collection.  And the most sensational replica of this car is the one CMC has made for you!

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