In Scale: Audis in Miniature You May Not Want to Miss
by, 02-09-2011 at 11:58 AM (6616 Views)
If you're a diecast die-hard then we've got a few scale model Audis you may not want to miss in a number of popular scales. Most are motorsport but some are production Audis as well.
Above is the 2010-spec Audi R15 plus that won Le Mans - the No. 9 driven by Bernhard, Dumas and Rockenfeller. Last Year's No. 7 and No. 8 sister cars as well as an all-black R15 plus test car are also now available from Spark in 1:43 scale. Check them out HERE.
Fancy something bigger? It may not have won Le Mans but the 2009 Audi R15 TDI is still one of the meanest racecars we've ever seen. We just picked up a 1:18 scale version made by Norev on Ebay and had it shipped in from England. More HERE.
How about bigger ticket? Stuttgart-based CMC model company is known for their hyper detailed model cars and has done any number of Auto Union Silver Arrows that run over $200 for a 1:18 scale car. The stunning level of quality makes it worth the price jump for a serious collector. Just this month, CMC has announced it will make its first 1:12 scale Auto Union - a 1937 #5 Type C like the one Bernd Rosemeyer ran at Donington (photo above). We dug around their website and found the Type C will be released in 2011 and sell for 2,230 Euros. Expect a limited run. CMC's website says 'first come, first served' and 'while supplies last'. That said, the price makes this not for the feint-hearted. More HERE.
Or how about small? 1:87 scale is also known as HO scale, which'd make a car smaller than a matchbox. These cars are usually very highly detailed but also delicate and made of plastic. We've just stumbled across a new release of an old car from Neo Scale Models and it's the first time we've seen the original Audi RS car, the Audi RS 2, in 1:87 scale form. More HERE.