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#1 OFFLINE   blanchimont

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 10:37 AM

I don't know if I missed a memo somewhere but can someone tell me why Spark's 991 GT3 RS is so expensive and no other company is even announcing the model?

I've only seen a few Spark models bouncing around Ebay for somewhere north of 600 euros... what surprised me was that the original price listed by Spark was ludicrous to begin with (not like the GT Spirit RWB case). It seems like a very ordinary 'sealed' resin Spark model to me. Unless the clearcoat on that model is made from unicorn tears, I cannot fathom why it is so high.

The only explanation I can think of is that Spark has some sort of exclusive license for that particular model. Even Minichamps has the 991 GT3 in diecast, so should be a no brainer to do a GT3 RS with minimal tooling... but not even an empty announcement.

What am I missing?

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 10:47 AM

Spark are doing a White one which is a regular (non DE) version, so hopefully it doesn't have a stupid price tag :hope:

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 11:16 AM

View Postblanchimont, on 11 February 2016 - 10:37 AM, said:

Unless the clearcoat on that model is made from unicorn tears...


Nailed it! Those thieves have our unicorns hostage and using their tears for all clearcoats. :omg: :omg: :Jka:

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 11:30 AM

That's a sexy looking car. I bet AUTOart will produce it. Hopefully before my retirement.

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 11:36 AM

Spark is the only one with a license currently. GT Spirit tried it but did not get a positive feedback yet. And the price is not on Spark's side. Porsche made them so expensive.

Edited by Craig, 11 February 2016 - 11:49 AM.
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Posted 11 February 2016 - 01:00 PM

Cause they know people will buy them.

I wouldnt take it for free.
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Posted 11 February 2016 - 01:13 PM

View PostStratosWRC, on 11 February 2016 - 01:00 PM, said:


I wouldnt take it for free.

I would.

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 03:25 PM

Haha, me neither. (Except to sell it)

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 04:51 PM

I would like for Welly to do it, the 911 GT3 RS they did in the past was wonderful and charming as hell.

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Posted 14 February 2016 - 06:39 PM

View PostAlex, on 11 February 2016 - 11:30 AM, said:

That's a sexy looking car. I bet AUTOart will produce it. Hopefully before my retirement.

Probably would be translucent plastic.  Not much to see inside non race 997/991 models, so would be content with a gts version.  Would be a nice touch with metal wing supports

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Posted 14 February 2016 - 09:00 PM

More like what's not the deal!? These things are mad expensive.
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Posted 14 February 2016 - 10:44 PM

View Postporsche.fan, on 11 February 2016 - 11:36 AM, said:

Spark is the only one with a license currently. GT Spirit tried it but did not get a positive feedback yet. And the price is not on Spark's side. Porsche made them so expensive.

Too bad GT Spirit couldn't make this, or the regular GT3 for that matter.  The Minichamps GT3 is fine, but I am just about done with Minichamps.
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