Herpa has brought something very special with the modelcars of the Audi R8 V10 plus in scale 1:43: Die miniatures do not just make up a sports car from Ingolstadt, but also a ringtaxi - recognizable on the side inscription as well as on the white trim across the car from front to back along with details of the web address on the daytona gray base coat. With the ringtaxi, a car enthusiast Co-Pilot can become next to a professional racer and thus experience the ride of his life as a passenger on a lap on the Nordschleife of the legendary Nürburgring: The 20.832 km long Green Hell is probably the most famous and most demanding racetrack in the world with its 73 corners. The organizer of the tours is the HTK GmbH as an official partner of the Nürburgring GmbH.
And exactly this company maintains the Audi R8 V10 plus for use as a ringtaxi, which gets 449 kW / 610 hp from its ten-cylinder engine with a displacement of 5.2 liters and a maximum torque of 560 Newton-meters (Nm). The coupe corresponds to the second and probably last generation of the Audi R8 with the code 4S and was built from May 2015 to May 2018. The direct-injection accelerates from zero to 100 km / h in 3.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 330 kilometers per hour. The all-wheel drive is switched by seven-speed S-Tronic. Herpa has perfectly adapted the look of the sports car to diecast modelcars; the lines are consistent 1:1 with the fast prototype. According to the model sits a non-movable / retractable spoiler on the rear. The headlights and taillights fit perfectly into the body.
Information to the ringtaxi
The modelcars from Herpa from Dietenhofen have been published under the item number 071505. Anyone interested in a tour of the Nürburgring can choose between several variants; even to hire those who rent one of the stationed there taxi cabs and drive under instructions one or more laps. Vehicles that are ready for this are in addition to the presented here Audi R8 V10 plus the Mercedes AMG GT R, the Ferrari 488 GTB, the McLaren 540C and 600LT and the Porsche 911 Turbo S. The minimum age is 16 years, the maximum size of the participant may not exceed 1.95 meters and the maximum body weight is limited to 110 kilograms. A round costs 299.00 euros. More detailed information is available on the website Ringtaxi.com. And the perfect foretaste of this is what this handcrafted superb modelcar offers.