Biante Website Releases - Wednesday, July 31st

Biante Website Releases - Wednesday, July 31st

Biante Model Cars are very pleased to present these three impressive new models which are about to hit the market!

1:12 HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE SUPERCAR
RED BULL RACING AUSTRALIA
2018 VIRGIN AUSTRALIA SUPERCARS SERIES

B12H18A
#1 JAMIE WHINCUP
LIMITED EDITION OF 70 PIECES

B12H18B
#97 SHANE VAN GISBERGEN
LIMITED EDITION OF 75 PIECES

As the leading light for Holden in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, the debut of the new ZB Commodore at the 2018 Adelaide 500 was of huge importance for Triple Eight Race Engineering.

Kiwi ace Shane van Gisbergen clean-swept the wins to take his second straight overall Adelaide 500 crown and gave the new generation Commodore its debut victory in Supercars racing.

The lead-up to the event had been a huge undertaking for Triple Eight, building three brand new cars for itself - two under the Red Bull Holden Racing Team banner and one under the new Autobarn Lowndes Racing banner - as well as a customer chassis for TEKNO Autosports.

The new cars remained powered by the team’s long-serving five-litre V8 engine and instantly proved weapon-fast on the bumpy and challenging 3.2-kilometre Adelaide street circuit.

Van Gisbergen’s weekend was sublime, topping the Saturday Top 10 Shootout to go on and take pole position which he converted into victory at the end of the 250-kilometre opening race of the season. The Kiwi led 44 of 78 laps to sweep home first and take an instant championship lead. He backed it up on the Sunday too, again topping the Top 10 Shootout and scoring yet another victory in Adelaide to mark his fourth straight race win on the street layout.

On the other side of the Red Bull HRT garage it was a case of mixed fortunes. Seven-time Supercars Champion Jamie Whincup gave his team plenty of work to do after clouting the concrete wall during Friday qualifying. An all-night rebuild of his brand new car got him back onto the track on Saturday to finish a fighting sixth, though the Friday accident reared its head on Sunday when he was forced to retire from the lead with gearbox failure.

The third ZB of #888 Autobarn Lowndes Racing had a solid weekend, scoring ninth (from 15th on the grid) and seventh placed (from 17th) finishes in the pair of 250-kilometre races. Craig Lowndes remarked on how comfortable he felt in the new car right out of the box.

BR18501B
HOLDEN HQ MONARO TOP DOORSLAMMER "ZAPSRAT"
DRIVER: JOHN ZAPPIA
2018/2019 CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON
HIDDEN VALLEY WINNER
LIMITED EDITION OF 546 PIECES

Simply put, John Zappia is a drag racing legend in Australia. He (along with Zapsrat) is the most successful Australian Top Doorslammer champion by a big margin, a title he has clinched ten years running along with a list of other achievements which include; 2 x 400 Thunder Pro Slammer Champion, ANDRA Top Doorslammer 400meter ET Record Holder, and 400 Thunder ET Record Holder.

The 1:18 scale replica of this iconic Top Door Slammer is impressive to behold. It has been produced in sealed body resin with a removable front engine cover that reveals the impressive gear underneath that powers the record-breaking dragster to extreme speeds. Other nice features include the Hoosier wheels which include the raised logos on the sides of the tyres and excellent finishing throughout. The stance of the model is quite impressive and will display very well. 

After the first edition sold out in record time last year, we wanted to make this second version available which includes the new updated livery and started the 2018/19 season with a dominant victory.

Produced in an exclusive limited edition of 546 with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, this is a model that shouldn’t be missed.

Limited numbers of these items will be available to purchase online at biante.com.au from 12:00 midday (WST) Wednesday, July 31st.