By Hans-Georg Schmitt
Announcements of models first shown at Nuremberg are now being sent out as prototypes turn into finished models. Some of these are models of cars only seen at motor shows and others few will ever own but which everyone will see in magazines and on television.
These beautiful resin models are made to 1:43 scale by an Italian company who specialise in models of the latest vehicles from a range of up market car makers. Here are pictures from the company of their latest models.
The Audi TT Sportback Concept car was shown at the Paris Motor Show in 2014. It is a rather practical sports car with 4 doors and seats for 5 people. and a show car which looks likely to influence what Audi may produce in the future.
The next model is of the Bugatti Chiron announced at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016. This car made by the Volkswagen group replaces the Veyron.
The Chiron is capable of huge speeds and will only ever be owned by a few.
This model will be available in multiple paint finishes from the end of April.
This is another small Italian firm making high quality resin models and their Bugatti Chiron model in 1:18 scale is due for release in June. Some pictures from MR Collection below, again publicity shots for the real car rather than pictures of prototype models.
Le Mans Miniatures
Celebrating 25 years in the business Le Mans Miniatures continue to develop figurines suitable for display with Le Mans cars. Their latest was first shown at Nuremberg in 2014 and represents a running driver from the 1950s suitable for Le Mans or Sebring displays. It is 200mm high which makes it to about 1:9 scale. Publicity images supplied by the manufacturer are shown below.
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