Kyosho 1:18 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan: Well-Warmed

Jun 30, 2011 1 Comment by

Cadillac’s CTS is a solid performer in base, V6 trim; add in the V series’ supercharged 556-horsepower 6.2 liter V8 and hyper-performance bells and whistles, and you have a world-class sedan with “fastest production V8 sedan in the world” cred.

This model of the vaunted V comes via Kyosho, and it follows up the sweet V6 CTS we’ve already seen. Like the real car, this version’s been hit with some heavy tech – of the scale model variety, of course. It sits a scale inch lower (yes, I checked), rolls on larger rims, and has sweet steel mesh in its grille. And everything works, from the suspension and driveshaft to the opening gas filler door. There’s a carpeted interior, with soft-touch seats and a sliding roof panel, and a pull-out trunk floor and spare tire.

I love the raised “V” badging and the high-relief foil appliqués everywhere; the steel brake discs, “V” emblazoned Brembo calipers, and folding side view mirrors were icing on the cake. This pre-pro wears world-spec clear taillights, but the production models sent Stateside sport home market red lensing. Kyosho’s given us what might be the most comprehensively detailed model of a currently available American car ever made. Now – give us the coupe, fellas. We’re waiting.

www.kyosho.com, distributed in the US by Minichamps, NA, www/minichampsna.com

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I was always crazy about toy cars and car-themed play sets, but I got hooked on car models when my cousin sent me a pair of built-up AMT kits - a '61 Continental and a '57 Thunderbird. I was six or seven years old when another cousin - Carl - showed me how to build and paint, and by the time I was nine, I had a pretty good collection and a great "spares box" on hand. The original Auto World catalogs were my dream books; my allowance was spent before it was ever earned, and I knew every hobby store and model retailer on Long Island. Then came slot cars, Cox .049-engined Baja Buggies and airplanes, and, ultimately, the real things. I still have some of those old models, and when time allows, I still build or detail scale cars. But it's the ready-to-display replicas and scale racing models that have really had me jazzed for the past fifteen years or so. The "mint" diecasts and the 1:18 American Muscle cars that I cut my serious collecting (and writing) teeth on back then led straight to the current crop of offerings from high-end makers and models in every scale. I also love scale model photography, and shooting, scoring, and producing videos of the models I love. I'm a proud member of the DiecastSpace Diecast Hall of Fame, as well as the Diecast Car Collectors' Club Diecast Scale Model Hall of Fame. I'm also proud to be a part of the Die Cast X Team, and as Editor-in-Chief, I'm looking forward to years of growing the publication and showing new collectors how much fun this hobby can be. And, yeah - I still have that spares box.

One Response to “Kyosho 1:18 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan: Well-Warmed”

  1. jon says:

    The engine and the performance of this sedan is spectacular.But in some aspects it cannot beat infiniti other racer car. As soon as possible this car is going to be launched and it will definitely rule present market.It has got an great acceleration of 0-60 mph in just 6to7 sec.

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