Thought you might like to know that we have just received information that Autoart will shortly be releasing models of the New Mini Cooper S. They will be available in both 1/18 and 1/43 scales. Prices will be approx £19.99 for the 1/43 and £39.99 for the 1/18 scale models. According to there website, the models will only be available in Electric Blue with white roof, although this may change nearer the release of the models.
Have a look at this link for a picture. http://www.autoartmodels.com/pages/...e/perfor4_1.htm
Please contact me by e-mail or replying to this thread if you are interested in placing an advanced order.
The Feb 18th AUTOWEEK had a blip on General Motors newly hired 'car guy'-Bob Lutz- taking a trip to OZ to study the possiblity of importing the Holden GTS coupe or the Monaro into the US, badged as Pontiacs GTOs. The column reported the GTS has a 402BHP, 5.7l V-8 with a 6-spd manual transmission.
What is your opinion of the performance and reliability of those two models? Which is the better car in your opinion.
Ummm, i'm not a big fan of Holden vehicles. But if it helps, the Holden Special Vehicle (HSV) models imported into the UK are supposed to compete with the 5 series BMW.
In Oz, that would be seen as something of a joke.
Performance and General reliability is fine. Build quality has never been a strong point. And depreciation of those cars here is amazing. If you listen carefully you can almost hear them.........
Thanks for the reply. It doesn't seem very imminent, that the GTS or Monaro will arrive in the US, as Lutz was just recently on his first fact finding trip to oz. However, I am hopeful that something useful will come from his interest in performance cars. The US buyer has been locked out of the market for some fine foreign performance cars like Nissan Skyline GT-R, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo's, Lotus Elise & Exige, Porsche GT2, etc. for a long time. Now it looks like that may change with the possible import of the Lancer VII, Elise, Alfa Romeo, Maserati and others over the next couple of years.
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