McLaren took the world by surprise when it was introduced almost
10 years ago. With top speed of 240 mph (ok claimed, but it did
231) it is untouchable until now.
of art, the McLaren was designed by Gordon Murry and his team. Teaming
up with BMW was worth it, 630 hp V12, and no expense was spared
to build it. No wonder it was sold for only $1,000,000!
Being a super car it was natural for toy companies to produce the
McLaren in every form from RC cars to scale models. I am surprised
however that not very many choices are available is 1:64 scale.
first cars I found were made by Pioneer, a new maker on the right
path to being well recognized by collectors in the near future for
their unique offerings (they just introduced the new Porsche GT
super car but this will be in other story).The
detail on the F1 is very well done including small details like
the front head lights , the only thing I do not like is the wheels.
They are a basic, thin, cheap Chinese production wheels.
Those wheels are why I took my own action (like before) and started
doing my own road versions. I did a very nice blue GTR road car.
other cars I have are the Microchamps, made in Germany by PAUL'S
MODEL ART. They are a very limited and very expensive (but worth
it) if you can find one. The details are just the best, and yes,
it has the wheels I like. It does not however, have the front glass/plastic-head
lights like the $1 Pioneer! I hope toy companies will do more of
this phenomenal car in 1:64 scale.