Past volition conscionable aboriginal astatine Bonhams’ “Quail Auction” aboriginal this month, arsenic an all-electric one-of-one Ferrari Testa Rosa J volition beryllium auctioned disconnected with proceeds to enactment section younker successful California. This 2022 EV is simply a scaled reproduction built and donated by The Little Car Company arsenic a motion to 1 of the astir iconic cars successful Ferrari history. Check it out.
Ferrari S.p.A. itself is simply a luminary successful motorsport history, dating backmost to Italy successful the precocious 1930s followed by a fig of victories successful the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Despite being connected the aboriginal forefront of specified accelerated cars, Ferrari has been rather dilatory to follow electrification.
It presently offers 4 “electrified” models, but they’re hybrids that inactive trust connected pesky combustion. That said, the Italian automaker does program to deliver its archetypal BEV exemplary successful 2025 and beryllium c neutral by 2030.
All that said, we are not present to speech astir Ferrari per se, but alternatively licensing it has provided to The Little Car Company, which has built an all-electric, 75% replica of the Testa Rossa J.Electric Ferrari donation commemorates “Lucybelle II”
On August 19, a Bonhams’ auction astatine the Quail Lodge and Golf Club successful Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, volition see this one-of-a-kind electrical Ferrari Testa Rossa J – a 75% scaled reproduction of the archetypal 250 Testa Rossa from the precocious 1950s.
The institution that built the 2022 electrical Ferrari said it was finished successful Bianco Cervino with bluish stripes arsenic a one-of-one “Pebble Beach Edition,” to commemorate the archetypal overgarment strategy and number. This strategy was featured connected the “Lucybelle II” chassis driven during the 1958 24 Hours of Le Mans by Pebble Beach nonmigratory Ed Hugus and Ray “Ernie” Erickson.
According to The Little Car Company, it developed and built the electrical Ferrari replica by manus utilizing the archetypal drawings supplied by the Ferrari Classiche department. Each of the 299 Testa Rossa J vehicles okay’d by Ferrari nether a strict licensing agreement, are made with hand-beaten aluminum panels, erstwhile again paying homage to the plan of the archetypal 250 Testa Rossa. Little Car CEO Ben Hedley spoke:
The Little Car Company are honored to beryllium capable to enactment The Pebble Beach Company Foundation astatine this year’s Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction, with the merchantability of the 2022 Pebble Beach Edition Ferrari Testa Rossa J, ‘Lucybelle II.’ As 1 of the astir respected and highly regarded events connected the motoring calendar, we are arrogant to beryllium capable to connection this fantastic tribute and are precise excited to spot this one-of-one car rise funds for a worthy cause. This beauteous Testa Rossa J is simply a cleanable illustration of the phenomenal item and manus craftsmanship that our squad give into manufacturing these stunning cars.”
Here are immoderate further specs connected the smaller, electrical Ferrari reproduction:48V, 12 kW electrical motor Four-wheel autarkic suspension Four-wheel disc brakes Handmade 12-inch ligament wheels 3 batteries supply approx. 90 km (56 miles) of all-electric range Four abstracted thrust modes: Novice mode: 1kW / 24 km/h (~15 mph) Comfort mode: 4kW / 40 km/h (~25 mph) Sport mode: 10 kW / 80 km/h (~50 mph) Race mode: 12kW / 80 km/h (~50 mph)
While it surely doesn’t person the size oregon velocity of the archetypal Testa Rossa, this one-of-a-kind reproduction volition marque 1 fortunate bidder happy, and for a bully cause. The Little Car Company shared that it is donating each profits from the merchantability of the electrical Ferrari to the Pebble Beach Company Foundation, which partners with Monterey County’s youth-focused nonprofits to code important needs of the section community.
The EV volition beryllium sold without a reserve terms connected August 19, starting betwixt $90,000–$120,000.
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