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Ford FGX Falcon
Shell V-Power Racing
2017 Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint (DJRTP's First Championship Race Win) -
#12 Driver: Fabian Coulthard
LIMITED EDITION OF TBA PIECES
Biante Model Cars are very pleased to present the 1:12 Scale Shell V-Power Racing Ford Falcon FGX driven by Fabian Coulthard to win Race 4 at the 2017 Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint.
After joining DJR Team Penske in 2016, the 2017 Supercars Championship was always going to be a massive year for Kiwi Supercar ace Fabian Coulthard. With Shell taking over naming rights sponsorship of the team and the recruitment of young gun Scott McLaughlin to partner him in car 17, all eyes were on the team and both drivers to start delivering Ford fans some much craved success in the new season.
With promising performances at the Clipsal 500 and a dominant weekend from the team at the non-championship Australian Grand Prix event, all eyes turned to Tasmania. The attention was warranted because the team delivered on their early season form and it was in the Apple Isle where Coulthard delivered the team their first championship race win under the DJR Team Penske / Shell V-Power Racing banner. It was also Coulthard's first championship win personally for the team with team mate McLaughlin finishing in second place to secure the team's first championship race 1-2 finish. As memorable as that was, the icing on the cake was Australian Motorsport icon Dick Johnson accepting the teams trophy on the podium with both his drivers, a moment that Ford fans have been waiting a long time to see.
Coulthard was ecstatic with the win; "It's a pretty special thing to win, and even better when your team mate is right there alongside you on the podium. It was a pretty dominant performance, we worked well as a team with our pit stops and strategy. I didn't get impeded by stacking at any stage, and it shows the camaraderie within the team. It doesn't matter which car wins, as long as one of them does. I don't think we could have ended the day any better than what we did. To take the team's first Championship win is very special. It's an iconic team, and we have some pretty special people here. Roger is wrapped, Dick has a smile a mile wide and it's good times."
The win ended a 118 championship race win drought for DJR Team Penske with Coulthard backing up the Tasmania performance with another win at the next race at Phillip Island, making it the first time he has claimed successive championship Supercars races.
This 1:12 Scale replica of Coulthard'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.