It’s a battle of the Brits as Rolls-Royce and Bentley reveal scale models with super-sized price tags.
In the black corner is Rolls-Royce with a 1:8 scale replica of the Cullinan SUV for $40,000. The model has more than 1000 components and takes 450 hours to assemble—that’s about half the time it takes to build a real Roller. The model can be hand-painted in any of Rolls-Royces 40,000 standard colors, or, just like when they order a full-size car, customers can provide a paint swatch of their own to be matched.
It’s small but perfectly-formed, with remote-controlled lights and an exact copy of the 6.75-liter V-12 under the hood (non-functioning, sadly). Inside there are illuminated treadplates and there’s even real wood trim.
In the blue corner we have Bentley with its $8000 Continental GT. Bentley says that its model is also made up of over 1000 pieces, and takes 300 hours to put together. The model is customizable, with the full range of Bentley paint and trim options offered. Bentley also boasts about the accuracy of the model inside and out.
Are you the kind of model citizen who would pay real-car prices to add one of these to your collection?