I‘m still trying to digest this one.
Master model builder Pierre Scerri spent 20,000 hours building this 1:3 scale replica of a Ferarri 312 race car. I don’t mean just a nice model car, but an exact functioning replica of the real thing, in miniature.
From Fine Art Models:
This 1:3 scale marvel is the real thing in every sense, from its operating 12-cylinder engine to the exact scale operating Ferrari gauges which are calibrated precisely to indicate rpm, oil pressure, water temperature and oil temperature.
It took Pierre 15 years and more than 20,000 hours to build this car. He learned to make glass so he could make the exact pattern lens for the operating headlights. He learned to make rubber so he could mold his own tires. His computer mainframe design background with the French telecommunications system allowed him to duplicate the Ferrari electronics system in exact miniature. It also provided him with the understanding needed to make a 1/3 scale operating fuel injection system identical to that in the full-size Ferrari.