As I’ve made apparent by now, I have a penchant for buying Minichamps 1/43 models.
I recently had the opportunity of buying two Minichamps 991 GT3s, one being a 991.1 in white and the other a 991.2 in Guards Red. Both are 1/43 Porsche dealer editions, but one is about 4 years older than the other.
When it debuted in early 2013, the 991.1 GT3 proved to be a radical departure for Porsche because it would not only be the first GT3 with a PDK, but it would only be available as a dual-clutch model. After uproar from the community and the introduction of the 911R, Porsche announced that the 991.2 facelifted GT3 would have the option of a 6-speed manual once again.
My 991.1 GT3 is a standard white PDK model as we saw in the original press launch for the car.
It also has the satin platinum standard GT3 center lock wheels and the PCCB with yellow calipers.
Igenuinely believe that of all manufacturers who’ve made it, Minichamps did the best job with the 991 911. This 991.1 helps bolster my claim.
The second model I bought was a 2017 991.2 facelift in Guards Red over black alcantara with the red GT3 stripe. If you look inside, you find that it’s a manual, not a PDK like the 991.1.
Although it may look virtually identical to the aforementioned 991.1, there are plenty of subtle differences.
The front fascia on the 991.1 looks a bit more over styled, while the 991.2 looks far more simplistic and aggressive.
Down the side, we find that the 991.2 has black wheels, but that’s just a cosmetic difference that can be rectified on the options list.
Moving to the back, we find that the rear styling is different. The taillights on the 991.1 are larger and not as sharp as those on the 991.2.
Overall, though, they both look outstanding. I’m happy to have both in my collection and look forward to my upcoming 991.2 GT3 RS Weissach.
Would I recommend one over the other? Not really. Each makes an excellent addition to any collection. I will, however, note that these are available in PTS colors, but I’m personally not a fan of those.