Builders who already own 42125 Ferrari 488 GTE AF CORSE #51 can now rest easy in the knowledge that their LEGO Technic racecar is capable of speeds of over 200km/h, or at least it is with the help of a few minor modifications as well as an actual Ferrari.
The LEGO Group decided to see just how fast they could get the 2021 Technic set to go at the Modena circuit in Italy as part of one of the company’s more unique experiments. Perhaps they didn’t quite have the garage space for another life-size LEGO car.
“The LEGO Technic 42125 Ferrari 488 GTE AF CORSE #51 is so similar to the real one, and all that it needed to really come alive was to be able to speed through a real racing car circuit and today it has happened,” said Camillo Mazzola, Marketing Director at the LEGO Group Italy. “As a true LEGO fan and motor racing lover, I couldn’t miss this special event and it was really exciting to take part in this great project with our partner Ferrari.”
Pictured above is the full equipment setup used to keep the LEGO set in place whilst the racecar speeds around the track and we’re guessing the fact that it didn’t slip onto the tarmac was a relieving moment for the LEGO Designers.
As if the event wasn’t special enough, one lucky Italian builder was invited to the track to experience the experiment for themselves. Matteo Fossati was the winner of a LEGO Technic contest which saw any builders who bought the set and register it on a specialised website to be in with a chance of seeing the experience in person.