Ford FGX Falcon
Shell V-Power Racing
2017 Perth SuperSprint (Scott's first championship race win with DJRTP) -
#17 Driver: Scott McLaughlin
LIMITED EDITION OF 200 PIECES
Biante Model Cars are very pleased to present the 1:12 Scale Shell V-Power Racing Ford Falcon FGX driven by Scott McLaughlin to win in both races at the 2017 Perth SuperSprint.
After a successful number of years driving Volvo's with Garry Rogers Motorsport, Scott McLaughlin was recruited by powerhouse team DJR Team Penske which would become known as Shell V-Power Racing for the 2017 Supercars Championship Season. The young gun driver started the year in hot form with multiple podiums and eventually scored his first championship race win with the team at Perth's Barbagallo raceway.
It was a memorable weekend for a number of reasons for the fan-favourite driver. Not only did he put in a dominant performance across the weekend's two races claiming a pole and both wins, but it was done in front of not only Australian legend Dick Johnson but American motorsport icon and team owner, Roger Penske. Seeing both Scott and teammate Fabian Coulthard spray "The Captain' with champagne on the podium after Saturday's Race 7 was a memorable sight to behold and one that Ford fans across Australia loved.
"We got the broom out this weekend and took some points," said McLaughlin of his clean sweep. "It's fantastic to get the #17 Ford in the number one spot for Dick (Johnson) and the team. I was pretty nervous about my first race in front of the big bosses (Roger Penske and Tim Cindric) but they believe in me and as a driver that's all you can ask."
This 1:12 Scale replica of McLaughlin's winning Ford FGX Falcon will be a really impressive size. It roughly measures over 40cm from front to rear, around 17 cm from mirror to mirror and around 12cm from wheel to roof. Other than the sheer beauty of the size of this model, there are numerous additional features worth noting. They include using injection moulded glass housings for added strength and accuracy, photo etched parts, detailed brakes, wheels and we have also included the hamburger camera on the roof along with GPS tracker on the boot. Despite the model being produced in sealed body resin (in order to maintain an affordable price point for collectors) there has been no expense spared in replicating the interior cockpit. The interior detail includes full decoration, faithfully replicated seat and painted interior characteristics along with fabric seat harness and window netting.
It's also important to note that the model will be produced with the rear wing as a separate piece to avoid damage during shipping. Once removed from the packaging, the separate rear wing easily sits in the two designated anchor points on the boot to complete the look of the model.
This model will be produced in an exclusive limited edition with the number to be set based on pre-orders received and presented in deluxe packaging along with a commemorative flyer and numbered Certificate of Authenticity. It's an amazing collectors piece and one that shouldn't be missed.