HOLDEN VF COMMODORE
V8 SUPERCAR COTF
#888 DRIVER: CRAIG LOWNDES
2016 CLIPSAL 500 (251 ROUND STARTS RECORD BREAKER)
LIMITED EDITION OF 251 PIECES
Biante Model Cars are very pleased to present the 1:12 Scale Team Vortex Holden VF Commodore driven by Craig Lowndes at the 2016 Clipsal 500 for his 251st championship round start, breaking the previous record held by Russell Ingall for most round starts in ATCC / V8SC history.
There's no denying that Craig Lowndes is one of the most popular figures in Australian sport. With 6 Bathurst 1000 wins, 3 Championship wins and over 100+ individual race wins across his career, it seems fitting that another record was added to his resume at the 2016 Clipsal 500 and his 251st round start. The start of the 2016 season also marked the debut of Team Vortex in the championship after a long and successful stint under the Red Bull Racing Australia banner.
This 1:12 Scale replica of the Lowndes record breaking Team Vortex Supercar is 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. You can appreciate the large scale in the images of the 1:12 sitting next to a 30cm ruler to highlight the sheer size of this model.
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.
Note: This partnership with Triple Eight Race Engineering is limited to Biante producing 1:12 Scale models only.