The Little Car Company, a British company dedicated to reproducing fully functional vehicles in scale and with an official license, will bring a unit of its All-electric Ferrari Testa Rossa J at the Bonhams Quail auction, which will take place at the end of this month in Pebble Beach.
This model is based on the Ferrari Testa Rossa which participated in the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1958. Under its stylized body hides a small electric motor which allows this replica to move at different speeds, depending on what is chosen by its pilot. The vehicle has only one seat in its passenger compartment, since its reduced dimensions do not leave room for a second passenger. A year ago, they already presented a first unit based on the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa.
Model is presented as a 75% complete replicasince the company that created this scale electric car had to take some licenses because it is a small model with a single-seat interior. The white exterior decoration with the double blue stripe and the number 22 adorning its four flanks are an exact recreation of this. The one who assembled the original Ferrari Testa Rossa to which it replicates, the so-called “Lucybelle II” from 1958.
The electric Ferrari Testa Rossa J, under license from the firm of Prancing Horse, will have a limited edition of 299 units. At the next Pebble Beach auction, the company is ensuring that all proceeds will go to “The Pebble Beach Company Foundation”, which is responsible for donating large sums of money to meet the needs of children in Monterey County, such as their education and food.
This small electric vehicle was made of hand-beaten aluminum panels, another way to pay homage to the original model of the last century. For it The drawings and plans used by the Italian brand in its design have been usedwhich were supplied to The Little Car Company by the Ferrari Classiche department, which is responsible for the maintenance of the brand’s historic cars.
during the auction the electric model is expected to fetch a total sum between $90,000 and $120,000, which will be without reserve price. If it is true that it is expected to be a rather high figure since it is a scale model, its know-how and all that it represents hope that it will be decisive in its attribution.
Regarding its mechanics, the car incorporates a small 48 volt electric motor with a maximum power of 12 kW. This will have four driving modes in which it will deliver more or less power and, therefore, it will roll more or less. Its four modes are: Beginner Mode (1 kW and 24 km/h), Comfort Mode (4 kW and 40 km/h), sports mode (10 kW and 80 km/h) and, finally, Career mode (12 kW and 80 km/h). This electric motor is powered by three battery modules that provide approximately 90 kilometers of autonomy. Along with that, it features independent suspension and disc brakes on all four wheels, which are 12 inches tall and handcrafted.