This Amalgam Bugatti Veyron Model Car Costs $15,000

You could buy a real car for the price of this "toy" Bugatti.

Collecting model cars might not be as high-profile as collecting real ones, but it’s a hobby enthusiasts can start far before they even learn to drive. It’s one that gearheads carry well into adulthood, from finding the perfect Hot Wheels to complement a garage bookshelf to buying a miniature version of your show car to display on your dash at Cars & Coffee. It helps that models can be purchased at a fraction of the price of a real car, but some bespoke model-building companies are making model vehicles that far exceed allowance money, and can cost as much as a modern econobox.

So while the Amalgam Collection Bugatti Vitesse is indeed a fraction of the price of the real thing, given, the real-world vehicles million-dollar-plus price tag, the toy car still costs a cool $15,000. According to VWVortex, the custom model car-builders have a $10,160 Chiron available, as well, but this 1:8-scale model is much rarer. This one-of-two replica of a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is insanely detailed, and equipped with  LED lighting and working aerodynamic parts thanks to Modell Lichtsysteme.

Starting with the outside of the car, you can see the working air brake in action, as well as the working headlights, taillights, reverse lights, and turn signals. If all that weren’t impressive enough, the interior features completely accurate mood and dial lighting that realistically fades when the doors close. 

We can argue all day about whether or not this is worth the same as a 2014 Honda Accord, but remember that 15 grand is chump change for a Bugatti owner.