Owning an exotic sports car is every young petrol head’s dream, but the closest many of will ever get is a toy. Fortunately modern toys cars can be pretty damn realistic, particularly those from miniature car maker Pocket Classics.
The UK-based outfit has a host of tempting models in its 2013 range, such as an AC Cobra, Jaguar XK120, Aston Martin DB5 Volante and even a Ferrari 250 California Spider.
The cars include an adjustable pedal box and an expanded interior that allows you to ride alongside your young ones as they carve up private land. Apparently people above the 6ft mark can fit, although the brochure fails to explain in how much comfort.
These remarkable replicas come with a choice of an electric or petrol engine, the latter being a 110cc four-stroke mated to a 3-speed automatic gearbox with reverse. Top speed is 45mph as standard but they can be coaxed to 75mph with some tuning.
The cars have a limited slip differential, Brembo brake discs and coilover suspension to compliment the accurate styling of the new models. Each weighs 97kg and measures 2,560mm in length, 970mm in width and 780mm in height.
Unsurprisingly, owning one will cost you a pretty penny – about as much as buying your kid a real car, in fact, with change for insurance.
Still, if money is no object and you want to ensure the fruit of your loins catches the motoring bug, or you just want to buy the most extravagant toy for yourself to drive around as if you were filming a new series of Brum, nothing else comes close.
You can pop on over to the Pocket Classics showroom to look at the current range, which includes a remake of the beautiful Jaguar E-Type. Prices for the AC Cobra, Jaguar XK120, Aston Martin DB5 Volante Ferrari 250 California Spider are £7,995, £9,995, £10,995 and £12,995, respectively plus VAT.
Via: Piston Heads