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I have been eyeing that but decided to stick to 1:43. This makes a strong case against, though... excellent, voluptuous beauty.

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Excellent rendition in 1/18. This reminds me I've got an Ochre Yellow 1:43 Minichamps version in my Italian collection.
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That is droolworthy. Wot a stunner, just needs staples down the middle!
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The most beautiful Fiat ever? Discuss.

I don’t want to like 1:18s but you are not helping with beauties like this :x
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That Fiat Dino is superb!
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Tom wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:55 am
I have been eyeing that but decided to stick to 1:43. This makes a strong case against, though... excellent, voluptuous beauty.
I couldn't pass this by. It's an extremely attractive car that as a model i think works better in 1/18
GBOAC002 wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:33 am
Excellent rendition in 1/18. This reminds me I've got an Ochre Yellow 1:43 Minichamps version in my Italian collection.
It is a superb rendition i agree. Likewise i have the MC 1/43rd but as above i think this car works better in 1/18
David MG wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:35 am
That is droolworthy. Wot a stunner, just needs staples down the middle!
Stunner is the word David. I'll pass on the staples
Alfaholic wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:20 am
The most beautiful Fiat ever? Discuss.

I don’t want to like 1:18s but you are not helping with beauties like this :x
It's right up there Martin.
This car i do think deserves a good 1/18 and fortunately Cult have helped out
oldirish33 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:36 pm
That Fiat Dino is superb!
Couldn't agree more Jerry
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For Jeff ;)

In 2015 Bugatti created a one off concept under the Vision Gran Turismo project for the Gran Turismo video game series however they went one step further and built it using a Chiron pre-production chassis. Utilising the familiar quad turbo W16 developing the best part of 1500hp and of course all wheel drive plus the latest in aero technology from LMP & DTM it is estimated the car would reach 278 mph flat out.
Originally purchased by a Saudi Prince the car is currently owned by the CEO of the American retailer Tillys though you can drive it if you wish if you have the Gran Turismo sport game.

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Cutting edge of ICE technology right now and very impressive. I'm with Jeff on the visual aspect here though, but the model is superb.

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Stunner and quite a 'Statement Piece'! especially in 1:18. Can't imagine the 1:1 being any more than a 'Garage Queen' with an occasional airlift to the factory for an expensive once over every now and again.

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I remember I didn't much care about the "unrealistic" Vision Gran Turismo games in GT6 but then they started making some of them as real cars, so had to think again what to think about them :P Haven't played Gran Turismo 6 for a while now, might have to fire up my PS3 to see if this car is there or is it only in the newest GT Sport game for PS4. I don't have PS4, instead I bought the Xbox One for this current generation videogame console.

At the very least, that's an excellent model :)

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Tom wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:49 am
Cutting edge of ICE technology right now and very impressive. I'm with Jeff on the visual aspect here though, but the model is superb.
Impressive is the word Tom. Both in looks (for me anyway) and the technology and engineering involved.
Doubt we'll see many or possibly any more like it
GBOAC002 wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:18 am
Stunner and quite a 'Statement Piece'! especially in 1:18. Can't imagine the 1:1 being any more than a 'Garage Queen' with an occasional airlift to the factory for an expensive once over every now and again.
Very much a statement piece Ian thanks. I think it's fantastic and what i think LMP1 should be
Absolutely this will live in an air-conditioned garage and will very rarely venture out let alone out in anger
dcast wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:35 am
I remember I didn't much care about the "unrealistic" Vision Gran Turismo games in GT6 but then they started making some of them as real cars, so had to think again what to think about them :P Haven't played Gran Turismo 6 for a while now, might have to fire up my PS3 to see if this car is there or is it only in the newest GT Sport game for PS4. I don't have PS4, instead I bought the Xbox One for this current generation videogame console.

At the very least, that's an excellent model :)
Cheers
That's my take too. If they exist and run in reality then i'm interested. If they are just pixels then no interest from me
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TWR began working with BL in 1982 after preparing the Dakar winning Range Rover that year and would ultimately go onto to win Le Mans and the WSC for Jaguar. Initially however the team was focused around touring cars with both the Jaguar XJ-S and Rover Vitesse being prepared and run by TWR the former in the ETCC and the latter in the BTCC taking the championship in 1983 & 1984 although the former was later rescinded. With Jaguar concentrating on Group C from 1985, the Rover Vitesse became the TWR car for the ETCC as well and the season got off to a fine start with a 1-2-3 finish at the opener in Monza and a 1st & 3rd at the second round at Vallelunga before they came to Britain for the third round at Donington.
TWR entered 3 Vitesses for the race, with No.1 being in the hands of Tom Walkinshaw & Win Percy who put it on pole but would slip back to third during the race running on a tyre saving strategy that would come good seeing them take the win by 1 lap after 160 laps with the other two team cars following a lap behind in 2nd and 3rd.

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What a great model. Always a little strange to see an SD1 racer (not what I'd associate with it), but it looks fantastic.

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I have a strange fascination for these Group A Rovers, and this is a pearler.
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There is a Win Percy helmet coming up for auction soon that would make a nice companion piece to that car! :D. Lovely, like Martin I have always liked these Rovers as well. Great add!
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Tom wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:49 am
What a great model. Always a little strange to see an SD1 racer (not what I'd associate with it), but it looks fantastic.
I agree Tom, it is a great model.
Not your average racer but I remember these and was a big fan which i suspect was something to do with Dad buying one in 78
Alfaholic wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:15 am
I have a strange fascination for these Group A Rovers, and this is a pearler.
You are not alone Martin in that. I do too
oldirish33 wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:37 am
There is a Win Percy helmet coming up for auction soon that would make a nice companion piece to that car! :D. Lovely, like Martin I have always liked these Rovers as well. Great add!
Yes it would though i can imagine it will not be cheap
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Ecurie Ecosse entered two ex-works D-Types in 1957, one being a fuel injected 3.8 litre for Ron Flockhart & Ivor Bueb and the other a standard 3.4 litre for 1956 winner Ninian Sanderson and Jock Lawrence.
Bueb started the No.3 car and was as not as quick out of the box as the Maseratis and Ferraris and by the end of the 1st hour was lying 5th which became 4th after two hours. During the third hour trouble struck in the Italian garages and so by the end of that hour No.3 was in the lead. It stayed there till the end not only increasing it's lead from 2 minutes when it took the lead to 8 laps at the chequered flag, it also proved remarkably reliable spending only 13 minutes in the pits over the duration are requiring only one unscheduled stop for a new light bulb.
And to cap it off the second Ecurie Ecosse D-Type came home in second and D-Types also took 3rd, 4th & 6th

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One of my favourite ever LM cars, amazing model and very worthy of adding a 1:18. Given the space and the budget...

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That's excellent Andy! I have seen the Cunningham D-Type and EE 2nd place D from 1957, but not that one. I was already having a hard time deciding which. This has not made the choice easier! :D
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Tom wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:09 am
One of my favourite ever LM cars, amazing model and very worthy of adding a 1:18. Given the space and the budget...
Mine too Tom 8-)
Had to come home as chasing the Exoto was proving expensive so this Tecnomodel proved an ideal 'instead of'
oldirish33 wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:07 am
That's excellent Andy! I have seen the Cunningham D-Type and EE 2nd place D from 1957, but not that one. I was already having a hard time deciding which. This has not made the choice easier! :D
Thanks Jerry
Agreed the choice wasn't the easiest but i had to have the winning car and in true Andy indecisiveness I ...........
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bought the other 57 car too

Ecurie Ecosse entered two ex-works D-Types in 1957, one being a fuel injected 3.8 litre for Ron Flockhart & Ivor Bueb and the other a standard 3.4 litre for 1956 winner Ninian Sanderson and Jock Lawrence.
The No.15 3.4 litre car car had quite a slow start and by the end of the 1st hour was lying in 12th place where it stayed for a further hour running 4th of 5 of the D-Types racing and it would only move slowly due to retirements the following hour where it again stayed for 2 hours before attrition again meant it gained 5 places to run 5th which it promptly lost to one of the recovering Ferraris and then gained back when the No.4 D-Type ran into trouble.
Further retirements from the Italian contingent moved them up to 3rd in the 8th hour a position it held for 7 hours with two D-Types ahead.
Then 15 hours in the 2nd place Jaguar had ignition trouble stopping it out on the Mulsanne and No.15 moved into second where it stayed until the end completing 319 laps.

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Drool!
The #3 car is now in the Louwman Museum in The Hague, BTW.

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Great Andy! I finally decided on this car as well. Will have it to go with my EE display, assuming it makes it across the Atlantic this decade! :D
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Tom wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:52 am
Drool!
The #3 car is now in the Louwman Museum in The Hague, BTW.
Somewhere in the back of my mind i knew that. Good place for it. Hopefully they let it out to run now and again. It is after all a big cat
oldirish33 wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:46 am
Great Andy! I finally decided on this car as well. Will have it to go with my EE display, assuming it makes it across the Atlantic this decade! :D
Cheers Jerry
It had to come home really as i already had the Nos.16 & 17 cars so they will make a nice display. Now waiting for for a model of Hamilton's No.4 to complete the set
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