The long-awaited brother to that Yas Marina Blue M3 I got a few months ago.

I was excited when I found out that GT Spirit would release an M4 alongside their already very impressive M3 sedan. Those who collect the brand know that they have every base covered when it comes to BMW’s, from the factory cars to the tuned versions by Alpina and Liberty Walk. Finally, they came out with one in a color I liked, and I bit instantly.

I chose this over the Paragon model because it simply looks better, with the sportier wheels and better stance, though I really wished GT Spirit would offer this model (possibly in the future?) in the Austin Yellow that Paragon does. Still though, the orange looks fantastic and they even have it in convertible form in the same color. The orange coupe shown here is a European exclusive, so it’s limited to 504 pieces yada yada yada. American Excellence had these for $90 (about $40 cheaper than on eBay if you factor in shipping) and they literally sold out the day after I ordered it. Thank god.

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A brief look around this “M Performance edition” model tells me that there are a few minor visual changes, most notably the overly-generous smattering of black/carbon fiber trim throughout the car. It’s apparently fashionable these days to do that to any car, and BMW took notice. I think it looks fine here, but I prefer the understated looks of the sedan M3 model. Speaking of which, the 4-door just has a much more balanced look, whereas the 2-door looks like it sits a little too high for a sports car. And, to my surprise, the M4 is actually longer than the M3 by a hair.

So, to sum it up, not my preferred ///M model, whether in 1:1 or in 1:18, but still a fantastic one nonetheless. I would recommend this colorway over the white one with the ///M stripes, which looks a bit tacky for a street car. The orange is actually darker and red-der in person than in photos.

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If I managed to pique your interest, well, you kinda missed out on the best deal already. But you better get them now while they’re available because past trends show that BMW models by Otto/GT Spirit are highly desirable and only get rarer and more expensive as time goes by.

I invite you all to join the resin movement. The stubborn few who haven’t or won’t.....your loss!

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