Salvinos JR will soon be producing kits of modern Indycars! The American company confirmed its first two models will be from the 2023 Indy 500 – the winner Josef Newgarden’s Shell/Penske ride plus 7th placed Takuma Sato’s Deloitte/Chip Ganassi Racing.
Interestingly, for the Indycars, Salvinos will move away from its familiar 1/24 and 1/25 scale and produce them in the slightly larger 1:20. This is a very popular scale for open wheel race cars with Tamiya, Fujimi, Ebbro and others offering an extensive range.
Salvinos plan to release four Indycar models per year, promising a mix of “Indianapolis 500 winners, Championships and some randoms.”
The initial models of the spec Dallara DW12 will be produced in speedway configuration with the small low-downforce wings, but a road course version will follow at a later date.
The models will have a removable rear cowling to reveal engine, transmission and suspension detail “much like Tamiya and Ebbro”.
Rick Salvino said they be doing small production runs, but didn’t mention any numbers.