Tesla Gigafactory being constructed out in Nevada will be making little-bitty diecast toy
Teslas. But the California-based all-electric vehicle maker has indeed commissioned miniaturized, authorized versions of the
Model S super sedan. At $210 a pop, the toy cars, just like the real McCoys, appear to cater specifically to the one-percenters. Single-charge range? Endless.
Model S P85 diecast scale model is one-eighteenth the size of the real deal. And the model cars have plenty of goodies, just like the real-life versions. Those include about 270 separate metal and plastic parts snapped together with typical Tesla elegance as well as a detailed interior and opening/closing capabilities for all of the little cars’ doors, trunks and hoods. Panorama roof, rear spoiler, carpeted trunk and interior are all additional touches. To get an understanding of 1:18 scale means, the car is about 11 inches (think the length of a piece of standard printer paper) by five inches.
While still small, these toy versions are quite a bit larger than the diecast cars that were
announced by longtime toymaker Mattel for its Matchbox and Hot Wheels divisions earlier this year. The Matchbox cars also look pretty much like the real version, only way smaller. The Hot Wheels variant gets flared wheel wells, glittery paint and big rear spoilers, a sort of
Pimp My Ride version. Both Mattel brands make their cars at a one-to-64 scale. Below, we’ve got
Tesla Motors’ description of the new 1:18 scale models.
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The same 3D CAD data used to manufacture the actual Model S was used to precisely replicate every detail, curve and surface found in the scale model.
The 1:18 scale Model S features:
Made up of ~270 metal and plastic parts
Detailed 3rdrow seats
All doors, trunk and hood open
Carpeted trunk and interior
Seat belts made of fabric
Available in the following configurations:
Midnight Silver Metallic with Grey Turbine wheels, with black interior/carbon fiber décor
Red Multi-Coat with Silver Turbine wheels, with tan interior/Obeche décor
275mm long x120mm wide (10.82″x 4.72″)
Sold exclusively through Tesla Motors.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD
Contains small parts. Not suitable for children under 14 years old.