LEGO Technic 42143 Ferrari Daytona SP3 officially revealed

42143 Ferrari Daytona SP3 is the latest addition to the LEGO Technic Ultimate Concept Car series (as it’s been retroactively branded), and you can get your hands on it very soon.

Following in the tyre tracks of 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, 42083 Bugatti Chiron and 42115 Lamborghini Sián FKP 37, the brand new 42143 Ferrari Daytona SP3 packs in 3,778 pieces – the most of any set in the range to date – an eight-speed gearbox with paddle shifter, a V12 engine with moving pistons and drum-lacquered silver rims.

Coming in at 1:8 scale, the Daytona SP3 – which is based on a real-life car limited to just 599 units – stands 14cm tall, 59cm long and 25cm wide. The LEGO version will also have its own modicum of exclusivity through its accompanying coffee table book, The Sense of Perfection, which takes a deep dive into the design process – and is limited to 5,000 copies in total.

“This model is a testament to the pursuit of excellence that lies at the core of the Ferrari and LEGO Group ethos,” said the LEGO Group CEO Niels B. Christiansen. “No detail has been overlooked in the design and as someone with an engineering background myself, I’m blown away by the attention to detail and precision of the model at such as small scale.

“We’re incredibly lucky to be able to partner with Ferrari to help fans turn their dreams into a reality as they build this stand-out example of racing excellence for real with this new set.”

LEGO Technic 42143 Ferrari Daytona SP3 launches on June 1 for £349.99 / $399.99 / €399.99. That puts it on a par with 42115 Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 in the UK and Europe, while it’s the most expensive LEGO Technic Ultimate Concept Car model to date. The Sense of Perfection will launch at LEGO.com on the same day for £69.99 / €79.99.

42143 Ferrari Daytona SP3 will be available exclusively from LEGO.com and LEGO Stores for two months, before going on wider release through third-party retailers on August 1. You can check out our early verdict on one of the most complex Technic sets in recent memory by clicking here.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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