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HWs Lotus Esprit; A Realistic HWs?!?!
Topic Started: Jun 23 2017, 04:11 PM (270 Views)
Lummox
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I recently stumbled upon the Lotus but has been out since 2015.

Not much of a modern HW's/MB fan, but once every few years they surprise me.

Right up there with the Alfa Giulia, Ferrari LM 250, and various vintage racing Ferraris, Chaparrals, and Posches.

The wheels kinda stink as usual, but this eBay feller saw to that!
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The tampo work looks awesome in person.
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This yella one is the most recent release.
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The last one before the yellow one I think was this red'n.
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I assume the white Bond releases were the 1st. (?)
Little bit better wheels, but still has that annoying axle sticking through the centre. :angry:
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On to JL for fun. To me this pales in comparison unfortunately.
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There's just nothing really right about this JL casting imo.

'Course the cream of the crop as always is this magnificent Kyosho. Wow!
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The prototype was unvieled in '72 but I believe was somehow lost and never found!
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Proto was built on a modified Europa backbone chassis.

Styling hangs right up there with the very futuristic designs from Italy imo....

...but with good reason. It was designed by the master Giorgetto Giugiaro.

Does the Muira, Iso Griffo, Bizzarini Strada 5300 ring a bell? :) Those along with probably over a hundred others.

P.I.P Roger Moore!
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Dave/Lum :wave:



Edited by Lummox, Jun 23 2017, 04:18 PM.
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Hot Wheels
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Thanks for the review! I have the yellow Hot Wheels one and I agree it's one of the good ones. Nicer wheels would be a good mod.
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Ripa
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I am not a sports car guy, but there is a few models I like and also buy as diecast. The Esprit has always been on the edge if it belongs to those models or not, so I haven't been actively getting them. But those HW mainline releases just looked too darn good to pass on by. One of the best HW's in the past few years definitely
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I was lucky and found a yellow mainline one a few weeks back. I haven't seen another one yet.
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