OTTO Model VW Corrado G60 1:18 | $115.00
Introduced in 1990 here in the States, the Volkswagen Corrado didn’t take long to make itself known as more than a Golf on PEDs; the automotive press fairly fawned over the car, and some went so far as to call the Corrado an almost certain classic in the making. It drove fast, and rode hard, and had a wedgy, mildly blunted look that wore well on the eyes. It still does – if you can spot one. Finding a good example isn’t easy these days, unless you’re tuned in to OTTOmobile’s release schedule. In resincast 1:18, the trippy Teuton makes for a very impressive model car, and the sharp casting and utterly perfect “Bordeaux Red Poly” paint give the image an almost eerie level of realism on display, an illusion that only gets better after a gander at the lenses at the front. Deep, clear, and highly reflective, they join their multi-faceted counterparts at the car’s rear to make the VW look road ready. Inside the car, all of the details you could wish for are on tap, from the wrinkles cast into the door panel trims to the tiny red release buttons in the seat belt catches. What’s lacking is any deep chassis detail. That’s the norm for this maker (and most resincasters, in general), with only a stylized suspension and a painted exhaust system, set in place to give the car a correct profile on the shelf. OTTO keeps putting out some of the highest quality, most reasonably-priced images in the segment. – Joe Kelly, Jr.