Friday, November 30, 2012

More Racer Group 5 Models in 2013

Encouraged by the brisk sales of the 1/32 Ford Capri and Lancia Beta Group 5 "Sideways" cars, RACER have announced the intention to expand their Group 5 offerings with previously unannounced decorations of the BMW M1 and the Porsche 935 and 935L.

Racer's newly announced liveries will include Preston Henn's 1983 Daytona 24 hours 935 "Moby Dick" driven to a dominant victory by "Brilliant" Bob Wollek, Claude Ballot-Léna, Preston Henn and A. J. Foyt Jr. sponsored by Henn's T-Bird Swap Shop. Foyt was added to the team after his originally-assigned Aston-Martin Nimrod expired around the 12 hour mark. The Daytona triumph was the last International endurance victory for a Porsche 935.

Porsche 935L IMSA 0027 (prototype)

Also planned from RACER are these additions to the Group 5 line which will be all new tooling (actual race car photos shown).

Toyota Celica Group 5 0032

Ferrari 512BB 0033

Nissan Skyline Group 5 0031

Lancia Stratos Turbo 0030

My best guess is that the first of this newest Group 5 series will arrive in the shops late 1st Quarter 2013

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