Harrods Now Displaying Ferrari Testa Rossa J from The Little Car CompanyDecember 14, 2023
“He went to Jared” is about to be met by a new phrase: “She went to Harrods.” Look, we’re not telling you what to buy the car lover in your life this holiday season; but, if you happen to have the disposable income to buy them a 75% scale reproduction of the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, built by The Little Car Company and packaged with an electric powertrain, then do we have a great idea for you…
It’s to buy them a 75% scale reproduction of the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, built by The Little Car Company and packaged with an electric powertrain. And if you want to check it out yourself, you can visit the luxury department store Harrods in London, which now has a sample on display.
It should stand out– not just because it’s a car on the fifth floor of a building, but because of its Rosso Corsa exterior, contrasted by the Blu Nart and Bianco Cervino livery. The interior is a proper Beige Tradizione, held together by tone-on-tone stitching. This level of craftsmanship is often reserved for low-number production runs, and that’s very much the case here with just 299 examples being built for the global market. Considering production of this scaled replica began a couple years prior, prospective buyers should make a move soon.
The Harrods display is backed up by examples of the self-described “extensive” customization possibilities the buyer can choose from, including 53 bodywork colors and 14 historic liveries; but the aforementioned palette is a safe bet, especially for any Ferrari fanatic. Those same enthusiasts may be interested to know the body of the Testa Rossa J is made of hand-formed aluminum, put through the same process as the original. The steering wheel is provided by Nardi, the makers of the original; the pedals are taken from the F8 Tributo; the dash features repurposed instruments to show battery stats; and the Manettino, a dial used to switch between driving modes, is inspired by that found in the Ferrari 812 Superfast.
And even if they’re not as enthralled by all those bits, they should be impressed by the performance. According to the experts behind this project, which is an official collaboration between The Little Car Company and Ferrari Classiche, the steering and suspension geometry have been replicated. Of course, what’s all new is the powertrain. The Manettino can switch between four drive modes: Novice, Comfort, Sport and Race. Starting with Novice means a 1 kW output and a top speed of about 15 mph. Each one bumps the power a little more; Comfort hitting 4 kW and 25 mph, Sport offering up 10 kW and Race unleashing all 12 kW. Both Sport and Race can achieve roughly 50 mph.
So, if you are interested in giving the gift of a 75% scale reproduction of the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, and you have the means to do so, that’s how to do it. The Little Car Company lists a starting price of €93,000, converting to just over $100,000 USD.