Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

Meet the Minichamps 1/43 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S.

You probably didn’t even know a production scale model existed yet considering the actual car was unveiled earlier this month. I don’t blame you. I just happened to find myself in the right place at the right time. Someone listed an IAA exclusive model in Volcano Grey Metallic numbered 405/1000 units on eBay. I had to have it.

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As Porsche’s first foray into the world of fully electric cars, the Taycan is Porsche’s answer to the Tesla Model S. The Turbo S, despite the fully electric drivetrain without any actual forced induction, is the top of the line model thus far. This one has the bi-color Mission-E design wheels and no rear Taycan Turbo S badging, but I’ll let it slide for now.

This is the very first model of it Minichamps has made; a 1/43 Taycan Turbo S in Volcano Grey. As much as I wish I could’ve had the normal release in white coming next month, I needed to buy it because I love the Taycan. I’m sure I’ll have the opportunity, but I wanted to share it with the world as soon as I could get my hands on it.

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Words and pictures can’t describe how exquisite and detailed the model looks in hand. I waited until the sun came out on this warm Florida morning to get some nice pictures to share with you guys.

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It essentially looks like a sleeker Panamera with plenty of Mission-E concept design cues.

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The clear rear light bar has the Porsche script across it as you’d expect.

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The Volcano Grey paint is extremely metallic in person.

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This model also has the Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes with the signature yellow calipers you’d expect on them.

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In such a dark color, it’s hard to get a good picture to show just how nice it looks, but let it be known that I tried.

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This model is definitely a keeper in my books. I love it dearly.

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You don’t understand how hard it is to take pictures of cars until you get something like this.

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It’s still a damn good model. I can’t wait to see the future variations of it, but for now, this is what we have.

It’s a limited IAA run of 1000 cars, so they aren’t cheap to begin with. They’re on eBay for around $100 from Germany right now, which is where I got mine.

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Would I recommend it? Absolutely. This is the very first edition of the car made specifically to wipe the smug smiles off the faces of Tesla shills. Enjoy it. There’s plenty more where this came from. This is easily one of my favorite models I’ve bought to date. It’s up there with my Minichamps 991 50th and Norev W140s in terms of charm.

I know a certain anti-Tesla 1/43 enthusiast will appreciate this car.

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