Review: Ertl G-Force IRL Indycar

At the opposite end of the Fine Detail and High Expense scale is this – a $10 diecast picked up at the local market.

These Ertl ‘American Muscle’ items are basically toys constructed in much the same way as the old Onyx Indycars of the early 90s – diecast body, plastic chassis, solid axles and generic suspension. At least the old Onyx items had reasonably accurate markings…

It's chunky-n-clunky! Ertl's other Indycars are of the same standard

It’s chunky-n-clunky! Ertl’s other Indycars are of the same standard

Anyway, for ten bucks, it’s a welcome addition to my Indycar stash, particularly as the range of models of the era in this scale is rather sparse. Also, it’s colourful 🙂

The model would require some major surgery to create an accurate replica, but it’s appearance could quickly be improved with some detail painting, addition of missing decals and suspension tweaking. Maybe one day…

Ertl's G-Force resembles Robbie Buhl's ride in the 1998 IRL Indycar series

Ertl’s G-Force resembles Robbie Buhl’s ride in the 1998 IRL Indycar series



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