Living the Dream? Shmee Has a Model Car That’s Identical to His McLaren Senna
And it costs more than $9,000!by Ciprian Florea, on
Supercar connoisseur and YouTube vlogger Shmee150 recently took delivery of his second McLaren Senna. But this time around it’s a scale model that’s eight times smaller than the real deal. But it’s identical to the actual car in terms of colors and even materials. What’s more, it costs in excess of $9,000.
A young enthusiast posting photos of exotics he spotted in London on Facebook and forums 10 years ago, Shmee became a YouTube sensation that makes a living from his supercar vlogs.
Now also a car collector, Shmee owns an impressive garage that includes the very exclusive McLaren Senna. Recently, he commissioned high-end scale model manufacturer Amalgam to build him an exact replica.
The company worked directly with McLaren MSO to get the details right, so the scale model comes in the same Cerulean Blue exterior and Alcantara on the dashboard.
It even includes the "SHI2 MEE" vanity plate.
The model itself is extremely detailed. It features opening doors and hoods, a working steering wheel and suspension, and an accurate interior wrapped in high-quality materials.
It takes Amalgam around 300 hours to build and assemble a model like this, so it's not surprising that a 1:8 scale Senna starts from $9,290.
Yup, you read that right: this miniature car is almost as expensive as an entry-level subcompact. Amalgam will even take things up a notch with working lights and electric doors if you’re willing to pay $15,150. That’s almost $2,000 more than a brand-new Chevrolet Spark!
But while these model cars may seem incredibly expensive to the average Joe, they’re actually pretty affordable to people who can pay the full price of an actual McLaren Senna, which retails from a whopping $1 million.
|Transmission||Dual-clutch, seven-speed transmission|
|0 to 60 mph||2.8 seconds|
|Top Speed||208 mph|