This is what Ferrari’s most iconic engines look like in miniature
These 1/3 scale Ferrari engines are not just models, they are exact hand-made replicas, painstakingly crafted over the months by craftsman Terzo Dalia.
There are plenty of models that impress with their precision craftsmanship and attention to detail in the Classic Driver Shop, but these 1/3 scale Ferrari replica engines available through DK Engineering take things to a whole new level. . Using many of the techniques used by Ferrari at the time, master craftsman Terzo Dalia’s creations are produced in ultra-limited numbers, with each engine taking over a year to produce and assemble, and weighing 16 kilograms.
Officially recognized by Luca de Montezemolo, who awarded Terzo Dalia the top prize for his designs at Ferrari’s Golden Jubilee, these are no ordinary static models. In fact, no adhesive is used in the construction of engines. The Colombo V12 of the Ferrari 250 TR, for example, uses more than 240 parts and is held by no less than 470 screws. Even more impressive, these fully synchronized engines rotate in exact firing order, with the 12 separate pistons linked as they would be at full scale.
Using his factory connections, Terzo Dalia begins the process of recreating these 1/3 scale motors by completely disassembling a real motor to take exact measurements. The pieces are then hand carved from wood and tested, before reaching the sand casting and forming stages. Among the engines that have undergone the miniaturization process are the Enzo-derived V12 of the 599, a Ferrari 312 Boxer F1 engine from 1975 and the iconic V12 of the Ferrari Daytona. These engines are true works of art and are even on display at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, so if you’re a serious Ferrari collector, this could be the centerpiece your garage needs.