By Maz Woolley
Other than the picture of the Opel Calibra below all pictures are copyright of Minichamps.
Minichamps have re-entered the 1:87 marketplace with a line up of sports and performance cars mainly from German makers. Each model is available in several colours and some appear to already have sold out completely already, for example the Ford Focus RS. It is some time since Minichamps were in this competitive sector of the market when they made Formula One and Touring Car models for a brief time in the 1990s before withdrawing from the market when they did not sell as well as expected. It will be interesting to see how they fare this time as the market place is even tougher now than it was then and 1:87 models are collected less widely than 1:43.
These models are made in resin and are quite detailed including wing mirrors and other fine details, but this needs to be the case since they are considerably dearer than Herpa models and BoS.
Some of the cars that are available now or shortly are shown first followed by a list of the other models announced.
PORSCHE 911 (993) – TURBO – 1995 – BLACK, YELLOW, & RED
FORD FOCUS RS – 2008 – MATT BLACK, WHITE, & GREEN METALLIC
MCLAREN 12C – 2012 – ORANGE METALLIC,WHITE, SILVER, & BLACK
MCLAREN 12C – SPIDER – 2012 – YELLOW, & BLUE METALLIC
- BMW M2 – 2016 – BLUE METALLIC, BLACK, WHITE, & GREY METALLIC, PACE CAR
- BMW M4 GTS – 2016 – MATT GREY WITH ORANGE WHEELS
- WHITE W/ GREY WHEELS BLACK WITH ORANGE WHEELS GREY WITH GREY WHEELS
- BMW M4 – 2015 – YELLOW & BLUE
- BMW M4 CABRIO – 2015 – GREY & WHITE
- BMW M6 COUPÉ – 2015 – WHITE & SAKHIR ORANGE
- BMW M6 CABRIO – 2015 – BLUE METALLIC & GREY
- MERCEDES-AMG G65 G-CLASS – 2015 – ORANGE METALLIC, YELLOW METALLIC, GREEN METALLIC, RED METALLIC, & PURPLE METALLIC
- MERCEDES-AMG C 63 C-CLASS COUPÉ – 2015 – DARK BLUE METALLIC
- MERCEDES-AMG C 63 C-CLASS COUPÉ – 2015 – WHITE, &
- MERCEDES-AMG C 63 C-CLASS CABRIOLET – 2016 – BLACK,
WHITE, & RED METALLIC
- BRABUS 850 6.0 BITURBO WIDESTAR Based on MERCEDES-BENZ AMG G 63 – 2015 – BLACK, WHITE, & DARK BLUE METALLIC
- MERCEDES-AMG GTS – 2015 – BLACK, RED,& WHITE
- MERCEDES-AMG GTS CABRIOLET – 2017 – MATT GREY
BLACK YELLOW METALLIC
- BRABUS 4×4² BASED ON MERCEDES-BENZ G 500 4×4² – 2016 – WHITE, YELLOW, & GREEN
- MERCEDES-AMG GT-R – 2017 – GREEN METALLIC, BLUE METALLIC, & YELLOW METALLIC
- BRABUS 600 BASED ON MERCEDES-BENZ AMG GT S – 2015 – BLACK, RED, & GOLD
- PORSCHE 918 SPYDER – 2013 – MATT SILVER, YELLOW,& RED
- PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS – 2013 – LAVA ORANGE, GELBGRÜN, & RACINGGELB GELBGRÜN WITH BLACK SIDE STRIPE
- PORSCHE 718 BOXTER – 2016 – RED & GREY
- PORSCHE 718 CAYMAN – 2016 – TURQUOISE/BLUE, ORANGE, & WHITE
- PORSCHE CAYMAN GT4 – 2016 – BLACK, & GREEN
- PORSCHE 911 R – 2016 – WHITE WITH RED STRIPES, SILVER WITH RED STRIPES AND BLACK WRITING, YELLOW WITH BLACK STRIPES AND BLACK WRITING, YELLOW WITH BLACK WHEELS, SILVER WITH GREEN STRIPES, & WHITE WITH BLACK STRIPES WITH BLACK WRITING
- PORSCHE MACAN TURBO – 2013 – WHITE OR BLACK
- PORSCHE PANAMERA – 2015 – GREY, OR RED METALLIC
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