HRT Star Wars Racers

Holden Racing Team’s special “Star Wars” Bathurst 2015 liveries have been modeled by Biante.

1:43 scale versions broke cover at Mount Panorama across the weekend of the 1000. In a deal arranged some time prior to the event, the cars featured the liveries created to promote the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie.

Garth Tander / Warren Luff #2
James Courtney / Jack Perkins #2

However, with James Courtney’s injury and Russell Ingall climbing aboard for the weekend, the #22 is inaccurate for the race. So, Biante Marketing Department is calling these Bathurst “Launch” versions. Both will be done in 1:18 (with opening parts) and have the correct names and livery from race day. There has been no word about production of a legit Perkins/Ingall version in 1:43.

The tooling is the first COTF V8 Supercar models Biante have released in this scale and are diecast. Going from the photos above, I reckon they don’t look too bad at all. RRP: $79.95

1:18 versions will be coming later this year. RRP is $195
1:18 versions will be coming later this year. RRP is $195

Biante has also created a “Modern Classics” collection. These will be retro race liveries on current spec tooling. Not my cup of tea, but will be interesting if these take off or not.

First in Biante’s Modern Classics series – Larry and Russell’s 1995 livery on Biante’s current Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar. Arriving November, it will have a signed certificate of Authenticity by both Larry and Russell. Limited edition of 1002 pieces.

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