Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
Illustration for article titled Teutonic Tuesday - Bburago 2008 Porsche 911 GT2

If you’ve ever seen the cover art for Need for Speed Undercover, or in fact one of wanclick’s previous posts, this car may seem to be more than a little familiar. And it should, because this is a recycled casting of Rose Largo’s GT2.

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Illustration for article titled Teutonic Tuesday - Bburago 2008 Porsche 911 GT2

Yes, I do mean “recycled”. Asides from the changed manufacturer’s marking on the base, wheels and paint job, this is the exact same Maisto casting used for their 1/64 Need for Speed: Undercover tie-in line (Maisto and Bburago have the same parent company). How it wound up with Bburago I’m not so sure of, though, perhaps it fit in better with Bburago’s 1/64(?) offerings?

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Illustration for article titled Teutonic Tuesday - Bburago 2008 Porsche 911 GT2

It’s got all the pros and cons of the original casting as a result, the pros being that it’s based off the cover star of the game, and the cons being its proportions being somewhat out of whack. Note that the top of the steering wheel isn’t too far from where the driver’s eyes would be...

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Illustration for article titled Teutonic Tuesday - Bburago 2008 Porsche 911 GT2

The tailight tampos are somewhat misaligned. I don’t recall the 997’s signal/reverse light clusters being so low...

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Illustration for article titled Teutonic Tuesday - Bburago 2008 Porsche 911 GT2

However, the team at Maisto really did nail the look of the rest of the car’s rear. Overall I think this casting is a decent one. Not bad, but not stellar either. The screw-on design of the body ought to make customisation easier, but finding the right shade of gloss red to replicate Rose’s car is the hard part. Why? Because the original Maisto casting had it in an inaccurate pink! Sorry, that must’ve been my inner accuracy buff manifesting itself.

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Ever wondered how this bodykit design came about? Here’s a Speedhunters article on its design by the bodykit designer himself.

And if you’re here, I must apologise for the relative lack of quality of the images. My phone is still being serviced, and I didn’t have anything better available to photograph things outside an old iPad mini.

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