Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
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As I’m not the first one posting a Teutonic Tuesday today I’m sure it’s gonna be pretty German today. With all the TDI-polution going on right now ze Germans sure can use some positivity. And what’s more positive than a 500+ hp over-engineered sports sedan with a V10? Not much!

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Illustration for article titled Teutonic Tuesday: Zehn, Zehn, ZEHN!!!

And although the Bangle-styled E60 doesn’t appeal to everyone, it’s my favorite 5-series. Okay, maybe that E28. But it certainly looks better than an E39 if you ask me. And yes: I know I’m one of the few actually feeling this way.

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Illustration for article titled Teutonic Tuesday: Zehn, Zehn, ZEHN!!!

And I know many of you like a diecast with parts that open like the doors and bonnet. But look at this Kyoshos 1/43: The fact the hood can be popped simply makes it look bad. The entire front is effected by this: kidneys, headlights and bonnet. I prefer my casts fixed. With wheels spinning, of course.

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Illustration for article titled Teutonic Tuesday: Zehn, Zehn, ZEHN!!!

Alright, Kyosho did a great job trying to recreate that V10. But as the picture above shows the first and probably last time I opened it anyway: Forget those complicating parts. Spinning wheels is what I need!

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Illustration for article titled Teutonic Tuesday: Zehn, Zehn, ZEHN!!!

And yes: These spin. And that didn’t keep Kyosho from recreating one of the most beautiful designed wheels ever. Or putting nice BMW roundels on the centercaps.

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Illustration for article titled Teutonic Tuesday: Zehn, Zehn, ZEHN!!!

All other decals are nice as well, just look at the trunk and that M5-script on it’s side-vent.

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Illustration for article titled Teutonic Tuesday: Zehn, Zehn, ZEHN!!!

Such a lovely back (alright: BMW could have skipped those 4 exhausts if you ask me, I prefer just two), such a weird looking front. I just can’t get used to this model’s face.

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Illustration for article titled Teutonic Tuesday: Zehn, Zehn, ZEHN!!!

So I’ll be on the look out for another one. Preferably a wagon because BMW made over 1000 pieces of the E60 M5 as a wagon. I’ll keep it short and simple this week as I’m sure you all know a lot about this recent M5 anyway. It’s nice to know you could easily opt for a 4, 6, 8 or 10-cylinder in this one (the E60 I mean) though.

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Illustration for article titled Teutonic Tuesday: Zehn, Zehn, ZEHN!!!

I found this 1/43 to be pretty big as well. But that’s probably just because I’m more used to the nimble sporty cars I usually show. And the fact the E60 is simply a kind of big car. That wasn’t enough for the Chinese though, you could order a lengthened E60 over there as well.

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Illustration for article titled Teutonic Tuesday: Zehn, Zehn, ZEHN!!!

Es ist wieder schluss! Vielen Dank für Ihre Zeit. Und ich hoffe wirklich einer von Euch zeigt uns eine TDI heute!

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