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  AUTOart Porsche 997 GT3RS Dealer Edition Review  
  AUTOart Porsche 997 GT3RS Dealer Edition Review   This is a model of the new Porsche 997 GT3RS in black. This is a dealer only release. In the future, Autoart has announced a regular release of orange (with black trim). No doubt other colours will be forthcoming as well. <more...>  
   
     
  Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari F430 Challenge Review  
  Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari F430 Challenge Review   This is a model of the Ferrari F430 Challenge car. As far as I know, the 1:1 car hasn’t been produced yet, only a few prototypes have been shown. Currently Hotwheels produces this car only in red, but there’s a blue/white dual colour livery on the 1:1 as well. <more...>  
   
     
  Honda Civic Dealer Edition Review  
  Honda Civic Dealer Edition Review   The model represents the newly released Civic from China. Incidentally, it’s almost completely the same model as the Civic in North America. The model currently (Aug/06) only comes in metallic red and black.  I’m not quite sure who makes this, as it feels like a Jadee, but since the badging isn’t photoetch pieces, it probably isn’t. It might be a Checkmate (CM), as they like to use tampoes for badging. If this is so, they’ve really upped their game a lot! <more...>  
   
     
  Autoart Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX Ralliart Edition Review  
  Autoart Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX Ralliart Edition Review   This model replicates the new Lancer Evolution IX Ralliart version. It only comes in red. I wasn’t able to find the specs of the 1:1, so I don’t know what other upgrades (beside cosmetic) there are on the real car. Model is quite heavy, rare for an Autoart model. <more...>  
   
     
  Minichamps Porsche 956L 1983 Le Mans 24Hrs Winner Review  
  Minichamps Porsche 956L 1983 Le Mans 24Hrs Winner Review   This model replicates the Porsche 956L, which is the 1983 Le Mans winner. This model by Minichamps came out initially with full Rothman’s livery, as raced in the 1983 race. However, due to a certain diecast store advertising this fact in a large advertisement, Minichamps had to put “Racing” decals over the Rothmans words on the outstanding models... <more...>  
   
     
  AUTOart Toyota FJ Cruiser Dealer Edition Review  
  AUTOart Toyota FJ Cruiser Dealer Edition Review   This model is the 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser. The regular release of this model comes in blue and black, but is only available in Europe and Asia as of now (Jul/06). In North America, the only way to get one of these models without importing is to purchase a 1:1 FJ Cruiser in USA, and Toyota USA sends you the 1:18 model (same colour as your 1:1). These dealer models are numbered. The dealer only colours include: sun fusion (yellow), silver, and black cherry (i.e. dark red metallic)... <more...>  
   
     
  Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari FXX Review  
  Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari FXX Review   This model is a replica of the Ferrari track-only car, the FXX. It currently only comes in red (Jul/06), but a blue version is slated to come out soon. This is a Hotwheels Elite release, meaning better detail than their usual diecast lineup.<more...>  
   
     
  Exoto Sauber Mercedes C9 Michelin #63 Review  
  Exoto Sauber Mercedes C9 Michelin #63 Review   This is a review of the one of many Sauber Mercedes C9 variations made by Exoto. The model replicates the 1987 Supercup Sauber C9 (Michelin) driven by M. Thackwell. <more...>  
   
     
     
  AUTOart and Kyosho Nissan R32 Skyline GT-R Comparison Review  
  AUTOart and Kyosho Nissan R32 Skyline GT-R Comparison Review   This review will be a comparison review between the Autoart Nissan R32 Skyline GT-R in gunmetal and the Kyosho R32 Skyline GT-R in metallic red. The Autoart comes in gunmetal and white, whereas the Kyosho comes in metallic red (LE1500), white, and gunmetal. Note that the Kyosho labels their model as the “mid production version”..<more...>  
   
     
  AUTOart Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Review  
  AUTOart Chevrolet Corvette Z06   This model depicts the 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, which has an amazing 505hp, coupled with the light weight, makes it a genuine American supercar. It’s also quite affordable (if you find 100K affordable). Autoart has made two colours as of now (Jun/06), red and yellow. Both colours are limited to 6000 pieces each. <more...>  
   
     
  BBR Ferrari Enzo Review  
  BBR Ferrari Enzo   The Ferrari Enzo supercar first appeared in 2003. It was named after Ferrari’s founder and is the successor to the Ferrari F50. It is powered by a 6.0 litre V12 engine with a maximum power output of 650bhp, enabling it to reach a top speed of 362km/h. This review is of the 1:18 diecast model version of the supercar made by BBR. <more...>  
   
     
  Norev Audi A6 Limousine and Avant Review  
  Norev Audi A6 Limousine and Avant   These two are recent regular releases of the Audi A6, which previously was only a dealer piece. The sedan (Limousine) comes in black metallic and silver (DE colour), and the wagon (Avant) comes in blue metallic and red metallic (DE colour). I will be reviewing both the sedan and wagon in one review as they’re very similar. <more...>  
   
     
  Jadee Toyota Reiz Review  
  Jadee Toyota Reiz   The Reiz comes in six colours: black, pearl white, silver, blue metallic, red metallic, and gold metallic. The 1:1 car is a front engine, rear wheel drive sedan from Toyota. The top of the line 3.0L version only produces 170hp though, which is disappointing. <more...>  
   
     
  Kyosho KPGC110 1972 Nissan Skyline GT-R Review  
  Kyosho KPGC110 1972 Nissan Skyline GT-R   The 1972 KPGC110 Nissan Skyline GT-R is the second GT-R to be made by Nissan, the first being the KPGC10. The model comes in red or white, where the red is a Limited Edition of 1000 pieces. The model is relatively heavy, and feels very secure when I handle it. <more...>  
   
     
  Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari F40 Review  
  Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari F40   This model is an upgraded remake of the old Hot Wheels Ferrari F40. Even the dates on the undercarriage say 1999. This Elite version comes in red and yellow, and the MSRP is around 70USD. <more...>  
   
     
   
  Classic Carlectables Holden Monaro Bathurst 2003 24Hrs Winner Review  
  Classic Carlectables Holden Monaro #05 2003 Bathurst 24 Hour Winner   This Classic Carlectables model represents the 2003 24 hours Bathurst winner. CC also makes the 2003 24 hours Bathurst 2nd place car, and the 2002 24 hours Bathurst winner. The 2003 winner is red, and the 2002 and 2003 2nd place is yellow. Autoart (Biante) also produces the 2003 winner. <more...>  
   
     
  Autoart BMW E30 M3 Cecotto Edition Review  
  Autoart BMW E30 M3 Cecotto Edition   This Autoart E30 M3 Cecotto edition comes only in red. However, Autoart also produces the Sport Evolution, which is a more potent E30 M3, in red and black. Both models are very similar except for minor exterior and interior differences. <more...>  
   
     
  AUTOart Lamborghini Gallardo Review  
  AUTOart Lamborghini Gallardo   The Autoart Lamborghini Gallardo comes in black, silver, orange, and yellow metallic colours. The black and orange versions have clear engine covers instead of the louver type on the other colours. There is also an Italian police car version. <more...>  
   
     
  AUTOart Lamborghini Murcielago Review  
  Autoart Lamborghini Murcielago   This Autoart Lamborghini Murcielago comes in many different colours. These include metallic yellow, metallic orange, metallic black, metallic green, and a special 40th anniversary metallic jade green (Verde Artemis). All of these are relatively older releases, dating back to 2001. The 40th version, however, is a bit newer. It was released in 2004 and is modelled after the 2003 model, and the model is limited to 2000 pieces. <more...>  
   
     
  Classic Carlectables 1971 Holden Monaro Review  
  Classic Carlectables 1971 Holden Monaro   The 1971 Holden Monaro race car is driven by Norm Beechey, who had won the 1970 ATCC in the same car, which is also produced by Classic Carlectables. The main differences between the 1970 and 1971 are:  brake cooling ducts on the front of the 1971, different sponsor placement, different rims, and the 1970 was a winner. The 1971 Monaro is an LE of 2000... <more...>  
   
     
  GMP AER Mustang 1994 Ron Fellows Review  
  GMP AER Mustang 1994 Ron Fellows   This is the 1994 AER Mustang raced in the Trans Am series, driven by Ron Fellows. It is limited to 1500 pieces. Ron Fellows drove this car to a manufacturer’s title in 1994, earning many top ten finishes (and quite a few first place finishes) along the way... <more...>  
   
     
  AUTOart and Kyosho Mini Cooper S Comparison Review  
  AUTOart and Kyosho Mini Cooper S Comparison   This review will be a comparison review between the Autoart Mini Cooper S with option kit in red and the Kyosho Mini Cooper S John Cooper Works Edition (JCW) in metallic green. The AA comes only in red with red stripes. The Kyosho comes in the green I have, and red dealer piece as well... <more...>  
   
     
  ETRL Pontiac GTO Review  
  ETRL Pontiac GTO   The 2004 GTO comes in many different colours. These include black, red, anodized blue, chrome, and blue, which are all LE’s (of various #’s). Yellow, purple metallic, and silver are not limited colours. I have both the red and the purple metallic, and beside the limited status, the red has non-sealed trunk, whereas the purple has a sealed trunk. So I’ll infer that all the LE’s have unsealed trunks, and the non-LE’s have sealed trunks, so keep that in mind if you buy one of these models. <more...>  
   
     
  Classic Carlectables Ford FPV Falcon GT and GT-P Review  
  Classic Carlectables Ford FPV Falcon GT and GT-P   This will be a review for two models at once, as the Classic Carlectables Ford FPV Falcon GT and Falcon GT-P are very similar models, differing only in a few small points... The Classic Carlectables Ford FPV Falcon GT comes in red (blood orange) and green (citric acid). Both colours were released in 2004. The Falcon GT-P comes in purple (Phantom) and green (acid rush). Both colours were released in 2004 as well. Both models are heavy, as all parts seem to be metal... <more...>  
   
     
  Classic Carlectables Holden Commodore VY SS Ute Review  
  Classic Carlectables Holden Commodore VY SS Ute   The Classic Carlectables Holden Commodore VY SS UTE comes in red, metallic green, and silver. All three colours were released in 2005. The model is heavy, as all parts seem to be metal. <more...>  
   
     
  Minichamps Mercedes Benz SL500 Review  
  Minichamps Mercedes Benz SL500   ... While folding hardtops in 1:18 have been done before by the likes of Gate and UT with their Peugeot 206CC and Mercedes SLK respectively, none have come close to the intricate mechanism that Minichamps has put into the SL500, the subject of this review. <more...>  
   
     
  AUTOart Mazda 787B Le Mans Winner 1991 Review  
  AUTOart Mazda 787B Le Mans Winner 1991   The Mazda 787B is a very special car. Not only did it win Le Mans in 1991, it was also the first and only Japanese car manufacturer to win the prestigious race. Powered by a 700bhp rotary engine, the engine format was subsequently outlawed in Le Mans after the historic win. AUTOart (Aa) befittingly made a replica of this extraordinary racer in 1:18 in their Signature line of diecast models – their top of the line range. <more...>  
   
     
   
  CMC Mercedes McLaren SLR Review  
  CMC Mercedes McLaren SLR   Touted to be the silver arrow of the 21 st century, the McLaren SLR was built from the ground up as a supercar that can match the pace of the best, such as the Ferrari Enzo and the Lamborghini Murcielago, while providing the creature comforts of a luxury saloon, such as Mercedes' own S-class. <more...>  
     
 
 
 
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