New Zealand Classic Car - - Automobilia -

BMW an­nounced the M3 GTS in Novem­ber 2009 for the Euro­pean mar­ket only. The car, pow­ered by a 4.4-litre V8 pro­duc­ing 335kw, weighed in ap­prox­i­mately 136kg lighter than the stan­dard M3 thanks to some clever weight-saving methods ap­plied by the M en­gi­neer­ing team. Only 250 units of this (E92) M3 mon­ster were pro­duced.

This lim­ited-edi­tion Kyosho 1:18-scale model is fin­ished in eye-catch­ing bright orange, faith­fully re­pro­duced in qual­ity by the GT Spirit team.

Shut lines and panel gaps are ex­cel­lent. The roof is cov­ered in a car­bon-fi­bre print, while the re­main­ing ex­te­rior has been treated to matt-black ac­cents along with the wheels. The rear quad pipes are fin­ished off in chrome, and the in­side cap­tures all the in­te­rior el­e­ments of the orig­i­nal car.

This is a per­fect ex­am­ple of a 1:18-scale model. At­ten­tion to de­tail and qual­ity are sec­ond to none. This is def­i­nitely one for the cabi­net — you won’t re­gret it. Visit toy­ for your near­est re­tailer.

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