08 June 2012
More than 80 replicas heading for release between June and August ...
Diecast model maker Spark has revealed more than 80 replicas that will be added to its catalogue between June and August. Included in the range is a wide variety of models from modern cars to vintage racers.
Some of the highlights for June include the airplane used by Lotus Cars founder Colin Chapman, a Mercedes Benz W196 based on the version driven by Juan Manuel Fangio in the 1954 German GP and a Triumph Spitfire MK4 from 1971 in blue.
Next up for July there's another Lotus-themed replica in the form of the Lotus 79 which won the Austrian GP in 1978 after being driven to victory by Ronnie Peterson. It's joined by an Aston Martin Cygnet 2011 in pearl white and an Audi A4 No. 14, which won the DTM in 2011, alongside plenty of other reproductions.
Finally for August there's the Lola T70 MK3, No. 6, which won the Daytona 24 hours in 1969, an Aston Martin DB2, No. 20 which raced to the winners podium at Le Mans in 1950 and was driven by Eric Thompson and John and then there's a great recreation of the Chevrolet Impala El Camino, 1959.
Of course, these are just a few of the models available and you can see the full list at the Spark website.