Friday, February 6, 2009

REVELL 1/18 VW CORRADO VR6 BLACK 1991


The Volkswagen Corrado is a sport compact developed by German automaker Volkswagen and built by Karmann in Osnabrück, Germany between 1988 and 1995. Conceived as a successor to the successful Scirocco, it is a three-door hatchback with a 2+2 seating layout. The Corrado used Volkswagen's B3 platform in the rear of the car, while using the A2 platform technology up front, which it shared with the then-current Golf and Jetta.

The Corrado offered exceptional handling for its time and was listed as one of the "25 Cars You Must Drive Before You Die" by the British magazine, Car. All models featured an innovative rear spoiler which automatically raised when the vehicle reached a set speed (45mph - 65mph depending on the region). Perceived as too expensive, it reached a production total of just 97,521 vehicles according to VWCorrado.de. However, many owner clubs exist around the world and it has become something of a modern classic.
FEATURES: Realistically recreated die cast bodywork with a dark burgundy metallic finish Opening hood and doors. Beautifully reproduced VR6-DOHC engine. Nicely rendered interior with folding bucket seat backs. Detailed chassis. Steerable front wheels. Simulated Dunlop tires with 5-spoke brushed finish wheels and disc brake detail Comes on a removable plastic base. INCLUDES: (1) Die Cast Model SPECS: Scale: 1:18 Length: 8-3/4"" (222mm) Width: 4"" (102mm) Height: 2-3/4"" (70mm) jxs 8/08/07 ir/jxs

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