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Thats quite a nice car, although I do have some minor niggles about it, it looks good. Are they going to be releasing a white plain bodied version so we can paint them ourselves?
 

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I think the typical racing version is coming.
There is planned to do all the racing versions of the car.
Bye
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One asumes whoever made that model - and whoever signed it off for production - had only ever seen a T16 in action (i.e. moving quickly past them). Pity.
 

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Chassis looks good for using under a different body.

Looks like an HRS, but has 4WD and a drop arm....

Just a thought. Recycle the body, it looks like it's already partially melted...

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Having gone back and watched a couple of contemporary video tapes of the 205T16 in action, I have an observation or two to make.

The Spirit model is a bit of an oddity - This we already know, but I'll go on to explain


The car is a pretty good likeness of a very late spec evo2 model tarmac car.

If this is the case, it lacks the evo2's upper rear aero package (bloomin' great spoiler!).

Having first hand experience of what a forest/gravel spec evo2 looks like (whilst I was a timekeeper on the 1986 RAC Rally) The Spirit model is definitely *NOT* one of those.

The Spirit model appears to have been designed with one purpose - To annihilate the opposition in the Spanish Group N category rallyslot championships, by incorporating as standard (ie homologating) features not normally fitted to rallyslot grp N cars - drop arm guide, alloy wheels, interchangeable motor mounts, and allegedly there is provision made for fitting direct (not elastic band) drive to the front axle a la SCX 4WD rally cars.

So... If you view this car as a sort of "FLY Racing" model made for the rally stage it's not sooo bad, but if the modelmaker had presented it as an accurate scale model of a 205T16, I'd have sent him back for another go


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sorry if I am an unappreciative philistine, but the 1:1 car seems ugly as sin to me; Spirit seem to have gone to great lengths to accentuate the unsightliness of this car even further!

I am sure it has a fabulous race history and heritage but ughh!!!!
 

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Rob has hit the intended purpose of the model right on the head - Ninco started the rally group N arms race with their prorace Scooby and now Spirit take it that bit further.

However that's no excuse for a poorly modelled body shell. On another however I'll be getting one if they produce a decent livery e.g
Pikes Peak

Matt
 
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