Minichamps surprises at the toy fair 2020 with big models in scale 1:8, after the oversize 1:12 was helped to break through four years ago. The Porsche 911 Carrera 4 coupe turbo-look "30 years 911" of the model series typ 964 prototypically dispenses with the rear wing and now opens the round of new modelcars, which appear of the high quality polyurethane resin. Triple-painted, consisting of 75 parts, with 169 decorations and weighing around six kilograms, these are the key data for the roughly 1,495 euro model of the 911 in 1:8, which comes in a display case and is optionally available with a stand for it. These miniatures measure around 51 centimeters in length and are best really freely placed in the apartment; each limited to 99 units in polar silver and viola metallic, available from March.
For February, the Benetton Ford B194 by Michael Schumacher was announced from the Australian GP of Formula 1 in 1994 in the same size, priced at 1,750 euros and limited to 300 units. Well, if that's not a surprise. But let's take a look at the basics of what appears on other Minichamps modelcars. The highlights, viewed alphabetically: Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 from 1971 and 1972, as they started at the Targa Florio or the 24 Hours of Spa, come in 1:18. In 1:43 we are happy about further models of the Red Bull RB 14 by Max Verstappen. Audi's Audi 100 from 1990 enriches as the A3 from 1996 expands the portfolio of the Maxichamps series in the same size; the latter also as a five-door model from 1998 and as an A3 Cabriolet from 2007. Other historic Audi models go well with the four modelcars of the RS6 Avant from 2019, which Minichamps publishes of diecast.
Just like the RS Q3, which will come to the collector in 1:43 and 1:18. Two 1:12 Benelli 750 SEI of diecast complete collections in the two-wheeler sector: it was the first six-cylinder motorcycle ever. Other models of the Benetton B193, B194 and B195 in 1:43 should not be missing from Minichamps. The BMW 2500 from the 1968 E3 series came in 1:43 and 1:18; the 8 Series cabriolet , 8 Series coupe and the Z4 roadster 2019 as well as the new X5 and X7 even in 1:87 in addition to the i8 as roadster. Minichamps delivers the BMW M2 Competition as a 1:18 coupe; also other M3 racing cars from 1990. Out of resin in 1:43, the people from Aachen produce the Brabus G63 2020. The Bugatti EB110 in the same size celebrates a resurrection at Maxichamps. The Deutz F2L514 from 1957 joins the large-scale 1:8 of the Porsche 911 mentioned at the beginning.
Minichamps, like Ixo, is devoting several innovations to the Fiat 131 Abarth as a rally car with the Röhrl / Geistdörfer driver pairing in scale 1:18. Maxichamps pays attention to the Ford Cortina 1962 as well as the Fiesta 2002. The Focus RS and the Ford GT 2018 Shmee150 are added to the Minichamps range in 1:87. For Formula E season 6, of the current season 2019/20, we will meet all other vehicles in scale 1:43 in addition to Daniel Abt's company car. Motorcycles from Honda in 1:12 roll into the showcases of collectors, as do fans of helmets, for example by Valentino Rossi in 1:10. McLaren F1 1993, Jaguar XJ 220 1991, Lancia Stratos 1974 and Beta coupe 1980 the car fan will find at Maxichamps in 2020. Models for Ayrton Senna's cars are also scaled up to 1:12.
The new A-Class from Mercedes-Benz will be included in the program as a Mercedes-AMG A45 S 2019 as a diecast model in 1:43 and an ABS model in 1:87; in addition to other representatives of the sporty sub-brand from Stuttgart, such as the C63 T-Model of the S 205 2019 series. The G63 2018 comes in 1:18; the Mercedes-AMG GT-R Pro 2020 of diecast in 1:43 and ABS in 1:87. Minichamps will also offer the GT-R Roadster 2019 in the same versions. Let's stay a little bit in size H0 with the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 AMG 1971, to which Minichamps also adds the old G-Class W460 230G 1979. With the 600 SEL, Maxichamps makes a comeback of the Mercedes-Benz W 140 1991 in 1:43, next to which a Roadster R 230 from 2009 can be parked as the SL 65 AMG Black Series. With the Ascona 1970 in 1:43, Maxichamps leads to the role model brand Opel.
To this car also appear: Opel Ascona 400 in 1:18 in several motorsport variants from Minichamps, Opel Corsa E 2019 in 1:43, Kadett C GT / E 1978 in 1:43 and the Kadett E 1990 1:43 by Maxichamps. The Peugeot 205 also docks there in 1990. The expectations of Minichamps correspond to the fact that numerous new releases on the topic of Porsche enrich the program. For example, the Porsche 356 A Cabriolet (Maxichamps, 1:43), the 718 Boxster Spyder 982 2020 (Minichamps, 1:43), 718 Cayman GT4 981 2019 (Minichamps, 1:87) and the 982 in 1:43, whose Clubsport versions appears in 1:18. With the modelcars for the Porsche 911, starting with the G-model Cabriolet 1984 up to the 911 GT3 R of the 24 Hours at the Nürbugring and other series, you could, if you wanted, equip your own toy fair, Minichamps brings so much news.
The Porsche tractor model in this size also goes well with the 911 in 1:8, presented at the beginning. With the 2020 innovations, the Taycan finds access to the 1:87 scale. The Renault Fuego celebrates its rebirth at Maxichamps. Several Minichamps Reynard Spieß from 1990 recall Michael Schumacher's beginnings in 1:18. Maxichamps will launch the Saab 9-3 Aero Cabriolet 2001 and the Saab 9-3 Viggen 1999; just like Saab 900 1995 as a sedan and convertible. With several models of historical Saab, Minichamps serves the Swedish-loving clientele in 1:87; also with the Volvo 240 GL 1986 as sedan and break and the 740 1986. Part of the 344 new products announced are the Toyota Celica SS-II Coupé 1994 and the RAV-4 2000 at Maxichamps. Quite hard-working, the Aacheners, to the fair, right?