We are delighted to announce a new partnership with the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) focused on the world’s most iconic endurance race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The ACO was founded in 1906 and is most well known as the organisation behind the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world's oldest active endurance racing event, and still by far the most famous and significant of its kind. The ACO’s current mission is to develop endurance racing globally, and since 2012 it has been the organiser and promoter of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
This new cooperation with the ACO paves the way for exciting future collaborations. In the meantime, explore our most recent Le Mans news and models below.
Porsche 917K - Race Weathered at 1:8 Scale
We are thrilled to offer a special edition of 22 race weathered Porsche 917Ks, as raced to victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1971. This unique edition of only 22 models has been meticulously hand-painted and detailed by our master model makers to show every detail of the race dirt and damage as the car raced to victory. Each of the 1:8 scale models will be accompanied by an archive quality Rainer Schlegelmilch Giclée print of the car mid-race, selected by Amalgam from the Motorsport Images collection.The first models in this edition are available to order now.
Porsche 917K at 1:18 Scale
The development of our #22 Team Martini International Porsche 917K at 1:18 scale is progressing well. The first batch of these models will be ready to ship in November. The demand is very high and we anticipate this first batch to sell quickly, so we invite you to register your interest on our website.
Jaguar Lightweight E-Type - Race Weathered at 1:8 Scale
This fine recreation of the #15 Jaguar Lightweight E-Type (XKE) exhibits every detail of the race dirt that adorned the badly damaged but successfully lashed together car after it managed to complete the 24 hours of tough competition at Circuit de la Sarthe. Grossman was behind the wheel on Sunday morning when the brake pedal snapped as the car came to the end of the Mulsanne straight. The car slammed through three rows of haybales, scattering spectators, but he was able to get the car back to the pits. Stealing parts from the #14 car, the American driver duo persevered, crossing the finish line in ninth position overall and second in class. Limited to just five pieces, the first model in this edition has already been sold, leaving only four models available.
Ferrari 375 Plus at 1:8 Scale
The 1954 edition of Le Mans was widely perceived as the battle of brute force and science. Ferrari's entry, the 375 Plus, spearheaded the brute force argument with its formidable five litre V12 engine. In the opposite corner was the new 3.4-litre Jaguar D-Type. The race was heavily affected by poor weather throughout and was a thriller right to the end, producing the closest finish for the race since 1933: less than half a lap. Our fine 1:8 scale model precisely recreates the victorious #4 car as raced by José Froilán González and Maurice Trintignant at La Circuit de la Sarthe.