Here’s a steamy hot version of Audi’s R8 racer …
Just like in the real racing world, Autoart now makes composite die-cast bodies for its models, one of the latest being a steaming hot version of Audi’s racy R8.
It has been a few years since I got to test drive the 1/1 version, but it was a rocket, yet comfortable enough to drive on a cross-country trip. Continue reading Die-cast: Autoart Audi R8 FIA GT GT3
Lotus Exige S exudes sportiness even in 1/18 scale
British sports cars used to rule the world’s road courses with the likes of Jaguar, Aston Martin, Austin Healey, Triumph, and Lotus slicing through corners to give their drivers a thrill. Speed wasn’t always so essential, but handling was key.
Lotus always has prided itself in creating lightweight, crisp handling cars. But today speed and power are more important than in the formative 1950s and ‘60s, and that’s what makes the Lotus Exige S a highly sought after sports car.
Now Autoart creates a beautiful one in 1/18 scale, the sample car being a bright yellow with black interior. However, the Exige S also is available in red or white; all retail for $130.
The mid-engine Exige, built in Hethel, England, has been around since 2000, with the first S model appearing in 2006. Exige is now in its third iteration, or Series 3, which is what Autoart’s model portrays. A Series 2 version also is available from Autoart. Continue reading Die-cast: Autoart’s Lotus Exige S