Mattel LaFerrari

Dec 22, 2014 No Comments by

La Ferocious!  1:43 | $55 In an era where supercars are commonplace, a company like Ferrari needs something more to serve as its halo model and protect its hallowed place atop the automotive world. Enter the LaFerrari hypercar.Even at the steep $1.7 million asking price, expect Ferrari to sell all 499 examples, with customers willingto [...]

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AUTOart Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti DTM “Hockenheim”

Dec 22, 2014 No Comments by

Some people refer to the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft) as the German equivalent of NASCAR. There are certain similarities these days, but in 1993, DTM racers were far more linked to their road-going counterparts than were their NASCAR contemporaries from the States. Say what you will, AUTOart’s 155V6 Ti, patterned after the car that won [...]

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Kyosho Mazda RX-7 and Nissan Skyline Turbos

Dec 21, 2014 No Comments by

Traditional Japanese Warriors—80s Style! 1:43 | $45 Two of the most traditionally admired names in Japanese sporty cars have been the Nissan Skyline and Mazda RX-7 (known as the Savannah in Japan.) For years, Nissan’s sporty coupe and sedan line was unavailable here, but we admired from afar their potent performance — particularly the Turbomodels. Kyosho [...]

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AutoWorld American Muscle Charger and Road Runner

Dec 21, 2014 No Comments by

Killer Bs  1:18 | $85 Back in the late 60s, Mopar’s B-bodies were some of the hottest muscle cars around, on track and on the street. King Richard had just driven his Petty-blue Plymouth to his second NASCAR championship the previous season, and Mopars were the toast (or terror, depending on what you drove!) of [...]

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Bburago 2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4

Dec 20, 2014 No Comments by

The Story of the Hurricane 1:18 | $35 They call it the “baby Lambo” but the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 is a serious machine. It’s packedwith the company’s latest technology wrapped in eye-catching yet refined styling, and delivers uncharacteristic civility without taking away from the extreme performance which is essential to thea Lambo’s identity. It [...]

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Minichamps Mullin Collection 1934 Voisin C27 Grand Sport Tourer

Dec 20, 2014 No Comments by

Minichamps’ latest entry in its “Mullin Automotive Museum Collection” series is this 1:43 1934 Voisin C27 roadster, as bodied by Figoni, and restored á la Mullin. The yellow and black paint are hard to miss, and notes like the tiny hood latches, majestic winged radiator mascot, and the readable gauges in its dash are best [...]

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Brooks Stevens Cord and Timbs Streamliner

Dec 19, 2014 No Comments

Automodello Steps Up Big! 1:24 & 1:43 | prices vary We used to think of Automodello as an impressive new brand wellon its way to becoming a player in the premium 1:43 segment. Weno longer need to qualify the statement — they are a player, andnot just in 1:43. They have just released this 1:24 [...]

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Replicarz 1984 March 84C

Dec 18, 2014 No Comments

For all the preparation and planning, Indy can be a cruel place. Gordon Johncock found that out in 1984, when the March 84C he was piloting crashed on lap 104, injuring his ankle and twisting the car up beyond repair. Powered by a Ford-Cosworth DFV turbo V8 making an impressive 800 horsepower, Gordon’s March wasn’t [...]

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Retrofied! Applying Retro Styling Themes to Modern Cars

Dec 17, 2014 No Comments

As automobile shapes become defined more by the science of efficiency-seeking aerodynamics than by the art of design, consumers have increasingly lamented the loss of character in the sheetmetal of modern cars. It has impacted enthusiasm for the real cars and for the scale counterparts in our hobby. To combat the boredom designers and customizers [...]

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Bond 24 features the Aston Martin DB10! 24+10 = Awesome!

Dec 17, 2014 No Comments

The “Spectre” of Bonds past looms large in 24th installment of the 007 franchise! From the classic nemesis reflected in the title to an all-new Aston Martin developed specifically for the film and debuting at the film’s official announcement. Meet the DB10–a taut and elemental Aston for a Bond of the same character. We can’t [...]

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