Here’s a challenge for you: set your eyes on the current breed of hybrid hypercars from McLaren, Ferrari, and Porsche, and try your hardest not to desperately want every single one of them. For even the mildly motor-enthused, it’s clearly an impossible task. Thankfully, the best toymaker in the world is here to help. Lego has partnered with all three of the above carmakers to offer the Speed Champions builder kits, scheduled for release in March 2015. Is it weird for a grown man to get giddy about the idea of owning a miniature plastic P1? I certainly don’t think so.

The Speed Champions line will include much more than just the three manufacturers’ halo vehicles. There’s also a Ferrari 458 Italia GT2, Ferrari F14 with Scuderia transport truck, McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 with pit stop, and a pair of Porsche 911s with a finish line and functioning starter lights, among others.

The pieces look stupendous, complete with racers, tools, checkered flags, and racing decals. Additionally, when you’re ready for even higher levels of enjoyment, you can tear apart the cars and combine kits. We’re thinking a septuple-engined, front-mid-rear-ship, ultra-mega car with the weight of small moon for downforce and a 0-to-60 time of now. Top speed is infinite. No less than five drivers are needed to control it. We’ll call it: the McPorrari.

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Why it matters

Considering how McLaren, Ferrari, and Porsche create the stuff of dreams, I’m delighted to see them on board to make the some of their wildest creations come to life in plastic bricks, from the road cars to the race cars. For the doubters out there, this should just underline the fact that even though the world of automobiles is undergoing a massive transformation right now, some things will never change. Fast cars will always be fun, no matter what, even if they stand a few inches tall and are powered by vroom noises. It’s something that transcends generations and the constraints of practicality. So don’t worry and try to have a good time.

McLaren P1

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Throw about a million bucks at McLaren, and this is what it’ll use to hit you back: the P1. At least, that was the scenario for 375 lucky folks who got a shot at ownership back in November of 2013. One peek under the lovely carbon-fiber skin is all you’ll need to understand why such a figure makes complete and total sense.

The P1 is an adaptive, technological inventor of speed. Formula 1 played a big part in the systems it integrates, which include yaw sensors that increase suspension firmness while cornering, IPAS electronic boost function, and DRS air brakes for the rear spoiler.

Most impressive, though, is the hybrid drivetrain mounted behind the cockpit. Matching a twin-turbo, 3.8-liter V-8 with an electric motor, the P1 creates 903 horsepower and 1,100 pound-feet of torque at the rear wheels. Pouring that kind of power into a car that weighs only 3,280 pounds, then imbuing it with a suspension and chassis that can actually handle it all, makes for a product that is, in a word, unearthly.

Ferrari LaFerrari

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Maranello wants you to think of this car as the pinnacle of performance, the highest expression of Ferrari-ness to bear the prancing horse badge. That’s an approximation that holds a good deal of truth- the LaFerrari looks amazing, it’s equipped with the very latest in automotive technology, and it costs a fortune to buy. But most importantly, it’s the fastest road car Ferrari has ever created

The laws of physics catch a black eye when Ferrari gets it right, and this $1.7-million stunner is dripping with rightness. The drag coefficient is nearly 0.3, which is superb considering the copious amount of downforce the body is capable of producing. A doctoral degree is recommended to fully comprehend all the switches and buttons present in the interior, but one stab of the go pedal is all that’s needed to understand the unbelievable capabilities instilled in this machine.

The choir behind the LaFerrari is a 6.3-liter V-12 accompanied by two electric motors, which sing a tune to 963 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque. When all that hits the rear wheels through the seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission, the result is a 0-to-60 time under three seconds and a top speed exceeding 217 mph.

Porsche 918 Spyder

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The Germans have their own idea about what it means to build the ultimate hybrid sports car, and thus we get the 918 Spyder. Apparently, part of that idea is to break world records, which is exactly what happened when a 918 outfitted with the Weissach Package cracked the seven-minute barrier at the Nürburgring in 2013, making it the first ever production street-legal car to do so.

As expected, the suspension is adaptive, but it also incorporates rear-axle steering, where electro-mechanical adjustments are made to each rear wheel for crisper turn-in. The brakes include an energy recovery system, because like the P1 and LaFerrari, the 918 is a hybrid.

With a 4.6-liter V-8 and one electric motor per axle, this Porsche makes 887 horsepower and 940 pound-feet of torque, every bit of which is rolled out by an all-wheel-drive system that magically maximizes grip without sacrificing handling. The Porsche is also the bargain deal of this crowd, with a base model coming in at a mere $845,000.

Source: Lego

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