Not many people in the world can tell themselves that they can connect their work with their hobby, their passion. Peter Škokor, on the other hand, is one of the few lucky ones who can do this: the Slovak man has been modeling for ten years now, and has always had a reputation as a huge Formula 1 fan – so he combined the two.
He creates his own templates for the design, while he elaborates on meticulous details such as wings with the help of a number of photographs. Using the template, he builds the prototype from fiberglass, followed by laminating, sanding and gluing the elements and then painting, so a Formula 1 car with a 1: 2 meter ratio, for example, will be completed in about 3 months.
The material cost and labor cost of such a hand-made car is 4000-5000 euros (approx. 1.5-1.8 million HUF). Škokor’s remotely controlled replicas are mostly powered by an electric motor, most prefer it. With a power of 1030 W and 36 V, cars can reach speeds of up to 40-50 km / h, but for safety reasons, they are designed for leisure rather than racing.
His collection already adorns eight Formula 1 cars, and his repertoire includes Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, including Nico Rosbergé, Sebastian Vettelé, Kimi Räikkönen and Max Verstappen. The four-time world champion has already replicated two of his previous cars: in addition to the 2015 one, he also redesigned last year’s car.
Yet Ars’s poetica can be considered a historical Ferrari: since 2016, the Slovak man has been dealing with a lifelike and-sized copy of a Dino 246 – according to his information, only two copies of the original have been preserved by the Italians. The Dino will be equipped with a 2.5-liter V6 engine and a Transexel transmission from Alfa Romeo.
It uses stainless steel spoked rims and custom-made tires, while the odometer and other watches and indicators praise the handiwork of the Smith company. Škokor would complete the model by the beginning of next year, but it is already a more successful success in its current state, it was already presented at the Nitra Motor Show.