Jaguar E-Type LWE "Car Zero" - 1:8 Scale Model Car
In 1963, British ‘big cat’ Jaguar started a special GT E-Type project, to create a series of all-alloy, race-inspired lightweight E-Types. For reasons unknown, just 12 of the 18 planned examples were built at that time and the remaining six allocated chassis numbers were left unused. In 2014, Jaguar Land Rover’s newly formed Special Operations division decided to build the remaining six cars to the original 1964 specification, to be sold as period competition vehicles suitable for historic motorsport.
The body shell, like the first 12 examples built in the sixties, saves a significant 114kgs from the production steel bodied E-Type and the engine is the same 3.8 litre straight-six unit with aluminium block. The prototype car for the ‘new’ six examples was named ‘Car Zero’ and was tested extensively at Jaguar Land Rover’s Gaydon test track in the UK.
This perfect 1:8 scale Amalgam model of the prototype “Car Zero” has been handcrafted and finished in our workshops with the co-operation and assistance of Jaguar regarding original finishes, materials, archive imagery and drawings. The use of supremely accurate digital scanning of the original car has allowed us to perfectly recreate every detail at scale. Furthermore, it has undergone detailed scrutiny by both engineering and design teams to ensure complete accuracy of representation. Every Amalgam 1:8 scale model is supplied in a luxury black presentation box and mounted on a carbon fibre or leather base protected by a clear acrylic dust cover. The model title, original branding and edition number are displayed on polished stainless steel plaques mounted at the front end of the base.
Elevate your 1:8 scale collection with one of Amalgam's elegant, harmonious and handcrafted display cabinets, stands or plinths.
Amalgam Collection creates models at a range of scales. For those of you unfamiliar with the way the system works, these scales represent the ratio between the size of a model and its full size counterpart. Here are the scales they make with the average lengths of the model alongside. Put simply, the bigger the number to the right of the colon, the smaller the model car:
1:18…...25 cms (10 inches) long
1:12…...38 cms (15 inches) long
1:8….....60 cms (24 inches) long
1:5….....92 cms (36 inches) long
1:4. ….120 cms (48 inches) long
Amalgam's primary focus is on collections at 1:18 and 1:8 scales. It’s at those scales they create the majority of their model range, with just a few examples at the other scales. Bespoke models are only available at the bigger 1:8 scale and they tend to build one-offs at the even bigger 1:5 or 1:4
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