Ford’s raciest Focus, the RS looks great in 1/18 scale …
For my job reviewing cars for Public Radio I got to test drive the pocket rocket that is Ford’s Focus RS. Better put on your big-boy pants and racing shoes if you go that route.
See my review https://savageonwheels.com/2017/06/02/2017-ford-focus-rs/
In short, the RS is a blast to drive, and inexpensive as racers go, at roughly $37 grand. Continue reading Die-cast: Autoart’s 2016 Ford Focus RS
Lamborghini Centenario a beauty and a beast! …
We all know beauty is more than skin deep, but with supercars like those made by Lamborghini and Ferrari, well, the skin better be sizzling hot or why pay a million bucks for one, right?
So, the two Italian supercar makers are constantly trying to outdo the other by sculpting the ultimate in outward beauty, while also delivering a drivetrain that’ll rock your world. Continue reading Die-Cast: Autoart Lamborghini Centenario
Beautiful detail on Nissan’s 1998 Le Mans GT racer …
Le Mans racers have always been cutting edge, even in the 1920s and ‘30s when the endurance race was new. But for the past 20 years or so many of the top cars have developed into bubble-top racers with carbon fiber chassis, and engines that are near bulletproof.
In 1998 Nissan rolled out its R390 GT1 for the famous 24-hour race in France, and for the remainder of the endurance racing season. It was a looker, as is this all black 1/18 scale version from Autoart, where the detail moves to a new level for the composite die-cast car maker. Continue reading Die-cast: Autoart’s Nissan R390 GT1, 1998 Le Mans
Jaguar E-Type “the most beautiful car ever made” …
There is nothing like an E-Type Jaguar, for style, pizzazz or sheer high-performance beauty.
When it was launched in 1961, the E-Type took the auto world by storm. Old men wished they were young again, young men wished they had the cash to buy one, and everyone declared them drop-dead sexy beasts. And this was well before Austin Powers came along.
Even Enzo Ferrari, never known to heap praise on competitors, called it “the most beautiful car ever made.” Continue reading Die-cast: Autoart Jaguar E-Type Lightweight
Wow, even in 1/18 scale this Bugatti rocks …
The Bugatti Chiron, where to begin?
Starting price is $2.6 million in round numbers, and the first 200 made sold out immediately, even before the first car was delivered. It’s possible we need a new term that’s greater than Supercar. Continue reading Die-cast: Autoart’s Bugatti Chiron
Lexus LC 500 is a sexy beast in any scale …
Life can be kind of ironic sometimes.
A few weeks back I slid behind the wheel of a beautiful Lexus LC 500h, the hybrid model of this sexy sports car. Not many current cars knock you out when you first see them, styling overall being pretty bland these days.
But the LC 500 is a knockout with the punch of a heavyweight fighter. It’s graceful, sleek, some might even say sexy. Then Autoart’s new 1/18 scale Lexus LC500 arrived for review. Talk about timely. Continue reading Die-cast: Autoart Lexus LC 500
DeLorean still looks futuristic …
The tale of DeLorean automobiles and their brains and creator, John DeLorean, is a twisted affair that didn’t end well. Yet the DeLorean DMC12, the make’s only car, was quickly famous as the Back to the Future movie car used by Marty McFly to time travel.
Folks remember the DeLorean because of its stainless-steel finish, gull-wing doors and futuristic styling, courtesy of Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. This was a two-seat sports car with an edge, an attitude that hinted at where automotive design might go, but never did. Continue reading Diecast: Autoart DeLorean DMC12