Official Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport licensee, Memento Exclusives has just launched the ultimate luxury Formula 1 showpiece! An accurately crafted, 1:8 scale replica Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+. Created in partnership with the 2018 Constructors’ World Champions.
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport’s double title-winning W09 has been replicated in unprecedented detail thanks to their partnership with Memento Exclusives.
The British-based design studio has just launched an exact 1:8 scale replica of the W09 for sale – one of the most successful Formula 1 cars of all time.
A strictly limited edition of 99 World Champion Lewis Hamilton cars and 99 of Valtteri Bottas’ car will be created, as well as 99 full-size, 2018 steering wheel replicas.
The scale of the model allows us the opportunity to deliver a really detailed and authentic replica, and having the full data from the team is an invaluable source
The W09 won 11 races during 2018 and broke six official track records throughout the season. It’s a car that has created an indelible legacy within Formula 1 and will be remembered as one of the all-time greats in the sport’s decorated history.
Each replica car takes approximately two weeks to hand-craft. The intricate process involves creating individual parts to the exact specifications of the original CAD drawings supplied by Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. Bespoke silicon moulds are used to cast the components; faithfully reproducing even the most complex details and textures. The components are painted, flatted with cutting paste for a superior gloss, and hand-polished ready for their livery. Before the 1:8 scale W09 is assembled to its Silver Arrows approved specification, waterslide decals are applied. These decals have increased malleability through the use of bespoke softening agents to ensure accurate moulding around fine aero elements.
Memento Exclusives selected design partners at Amalgam Collection to create these replicas. Sandy Copeman, Director of Brand at Amalgam Collection, explained the processes behind creating such intricately accurate pieces:
“The scale of the model allows us the opportunity to deliver a really detailed and authentic replica, and having the full data from the team is an invaluable source. The rest is down to deep skill, lengthy experience and an obsessive determination to make every component and detail of the model as accurate and perfectly rendered as possible.
The result is a model that delivers the entirety of the design, at a size that allows you to take in the whole car at a glance. It includes every minute detail so that you can’t tell the difference between the real car and the model in photographs.”
The attention to detail is augmented by the use of the exact same paint as used on the actual Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+. Each model is preserved in a museum-grade display case, so that fans can display and admire the zenith of engineering excellence that has graced the Formula 1 paddock during 2018.
The models can be reserved for £5,995 from Memento Exclusives website. Buyers of the limited edition W09 replicas will receive a letter from Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport in December 2018, with the models delivered in January 2019.
Available from: Memento Exclusives website