Repli­cas High Oc­tane

Our lat­est mus­cu­lar model re­view con­firms there’s no sub­sti­tute for V8 grunt.

Australian Muscle Car - - Mini Muscle -

2014 FPV GT-F

At the apex of repli­cas – if you’ll ex­cuse the pun – is this stun­ning, highly-de­tailed 1:18 resin model of the FPV GT-F from Apex Repli­cas. Fin­ished in Oc­tane with black stripes, and due for re­lease early in 2017, this lim­ited edi­tion, in­di­vid­u­ally num­bered model is now avail­able to pre-or­der on­line at www.apexrepli­cas.com.au

Ford XA Fal­con GT Hard­top

We reckon this 1:18 scale replica of the iconic XA Fal­con GT Hard­top will be­come as sought-after as its full-size ves­rion – es­pe­cially when it’s fin­ished in Sum­mer Gold, with black bon­net and front spoiler, heaps of chrome­work, finely de­tailed fea­tures, cus­tom wheels and tyres. Only 804 pieces have been pro­duced, so get in quick at www.biante.com.au or your favourite Biante stock­ist.

Two Red Bulls and a record breaker please

Clas­sic Car­lecta­bles has added more 1:18 scale diecast mod­els to its range of con­tem­po­rary V8 Su­per­cars: Jamie Whin­cup's 2016 Red Bull Rac­ing Aus­tralia Holden VF Com­modore – a lim­ited edi­tion of 750 pieces; Shane van Gis­ber­gen's 2016 Red Bull Rac­ing Aus­tralia Holden VF Com­modore – also lim­ited to 750 pieces; and Craig Lown­des' TeamVor­tex Holden VF Com­modore in its Clip­sal 500 trim, the car in which he cel­e­brated his 251st round-starts record in March this year, and which is lim­ited to 2000 pieces. For de­tails and prices of these mod­els, please go to www.clas­s­ic­car­lecta­bles.com.au

1991 Tooheys 1000 Perkins/Mez­era Holden VN Com­modore SS Group A

This was the year that Peter Brock’s squad fa­mously re­turned to Holden after run­ning Sier­ras for two sea­sons. The two-car Mo­bil team at Bathurst that Oc­to­ber com­prised Brock and An­drew Miedecke plus Larry Perkins and To­mas Mez­era. Now avail­able to pre-or­der from stockists is Biante’s 1:18 diecast model of the #11 Com­modore, pi­loted by Perkins and Mez­era, which started from 8th on the grid at the 1991 Tooheys Bathurst 1000. This model, which is lim­ited to 1008 pieces, forms part of the Biante Larry Perkins Col­lec­tion and in­cludes a Cer­tifi­cate of Au­then­tic­ity signed by Larry him­self. For more info, go to www.biante.com.au

1976 Ford XB Fal­con Hard­top

The 1976 Hardie Ferodo 1000 wasn’t the most suc­cess­ful out­ing for John Goss and Jim Richards, but their XB Fal­con Hard­top looked ter­rfic on track. Clas­sic Car­lecta­bles have faith­fully repli­cated their blue and white beast in in 1:18 scale, lim­ited to 1,000 pieces, com­plete with rollcage, finely de­tailed steer­ing wheel and full dash­board in­stru­men­ta­tion. The en­gine bay’s out­stand­ing level of de­tail in­cludes an etched metal air fil­ter. See www.clas­s­icc­sar­lecta­bles.com.au

1994 Bathurst 1000 Grice/John­son DJR Ford EB Fal­con

Now avail­able to pre-or­der from Biante and its stockists, is this stun­ning 1:18 scale lim­ited edi­tion replica of the Ford EB Fal­con driven to 7th place in the 1994 Tooheys 1000 by Al­lan Grice and Steven John­son. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.biante.com.au :

2016 HRT Holden VF Com­modore

Rac­ing ac­ing straight from its Race 2 win at this year’s Clip­sal 500, to your dis­play shelf is this 1:18 scale replica of James Court­ney’s Holden Rac­ing Team VF Com­modore. It fea­tures – quite lit­er­ally – ev­ery­thing that opens and shuts, and is lim­ited to 1008 pieces. For a closer look, go to www.biante.com.au

Norm Beechey’s HT Monaro GTS (‘72 ver­sion)

Sea­son 1972 was a try­ing one for Norm Beechey and his 1970 ATCC-win­ning Monaro, but they were still mas­sive draw­cards. Clas­sic Car­lecta­bles’ 1:18 diecast ver­sion in­cludes roll cage, rac­ing seats, full in­stru­men­ta­tion, etc. The en­gine bay’s ac­cu­rate de­tail in­cludes air baf­fle and We­ber car­bu­ret­tors. Chas­sis ac­cu­racy in­cludes the mas­sive ex­haust sys­tem, mod­i­fied sump pan, tow hook and huge front air in­takes. Lim­ited edi­tion of 750. See www.clas­s­icc­sar­lecta­bles.com.au

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