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I can't find any thread dealing with Laudoracing specifically, so I thought I would start one.
I have a fondness (madness?) for small Italian subjects - and Abarth stuff in particular.
They make exclusively Italian subjects (or so they say!) in 1/18th scale - always sealed resin.
I have several, and am impressed with the Otto/GT Spiirt levels of accuracy and finish.

I'll start the ball rolling with links to their 2016 catalogue:
http://www.wobook.co...cing-Model.html
And the recently added 2017 edition:
http://www.wobook.co...talogue-ok.html

I think we qualify under the term 'club' as members of Diecast Exchange.
Perhaps one of our top brass could apply to the company and claim access to the 15% discount on offer.....
http://www.laudoraci...e-love-clubs-15
 

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Three of my models, acquired at various times over the last three years.
Apologies for the crap photos, shooting outdoors is a pain at the moment - it's cold.....
 

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about time Laudoracing had a thread - well done for taking the initiative :)

I've got the red Ritmo too, as well at the Alfa 75 V6.

The 2017 catalogue states they are making a GTV6 2.5, which has been on the cards for a few years now and I am super excited about it. I'm intrigued to see which generation they go for - the one with not much plastic trim, some plastic trim or the last one with heaps of plastic trim. I wouldn't mind the Alfetta saloon either, in stock, Polizia or Carabinieri trim.

A Fiat 128 saloon is also on the cards. My slight concern there is that they're making a 128 Rallye (which is fine) and that will be a two door car...which could mean the street 128 saloon is a two door, too. I'd prefer it to be the four door, ideally a super-early version with the chrome bumpers etc, not the facelifted one.

I'd also like to see them make a Lancia Beta Montecarlo, a street Lancia Delta (non Turbo, non 4x4) a Fiat 131 Supermirafiori and (don't laugh!) a five door, first generation Ritmo 65CL. My other car tastes are much more normal :)

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about time Laudoracing had a thread - well done for taking the initiative :)

I've got the red Ritmo too, as well at the Alfa 75 V6.

The 2017 catalogue states they are making a GTV6 2.5, which has been on the cards for a few years now and I am super excited about it. I'm intrigued to see which generation they go for - the one with not much plastic trim, some plastic trim or the last one with heaps of plastic trim. I wouldn't mind the Alfetta saloon either, in stock, Polizia or Carabinieri trim.

A Fiat 128 saloon is also on the cards. My slight concern there is that they're making a 128 Rallye (which is fine) and that will be a two door car...which could mean the street 128 saloon is a two door, too. I'd prefer it to be the four door, ideally a super-early version with the chrome bumpers etc, not the facelifted one.

I'd also like to see them make a Lancia Beta Montecarlo, a street Lancia Delta (non Turbo, non 4x4) a Fiat 131 Supermirafiori and (don't laugh!) a five door, first generation Ritmo 65CL. My other car tastes are much more normal :)
As far as the specific versions of the upcoming models, why not ask them?
I was concerned that the Giro winning 031 prototype had been scrapped, and a quick reply from them confirmed it is still on the cards - but probably not until 2018.
 

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131 Abarth Street version now available:

http://www.carmodel....ale-1976/107858

looks very good :)
I've placed an order for a red one, but it won't be available until late August......

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that's three months for Laudro to nail the quality though, so every cloud... ;-) when it does arrive, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts about it.
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You will get them!
 

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Update on the Alfetta GTV6 :)

Pre orders start at the end of this month, and the car will be a 1980 Series One GTV6. That means - aside from the bonnet bulge, five bolt wheels, GTV6 boot badge and different exhaust exit placement - it will look the same inside and out as AutoArt's GTV 2.0.

No word on colours, but I hope they offer that rather smart gunmetal colour as well as red and silver. Watch this space :)
 

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Update on the Alfetta GTV6 :)

Pre orders start at the end of this month, and the car will be a 1980 Series One GTV6. That means - aside from the bonnet bulge, five nut wheels, GTV6 boot badge and different exhaust exit placement - it will look the same inside and out as AutoArt's GTV 2.0.

No word on colours, but I hope they offer that rather smart gunmetal colour as well as red and silver. Watch this space :)
I'm keeping my fingers crossed they will release some group A touring car racers to accompany the road cars.
Between 1982 and 1985 they were almost unbeaten in the division 2 up to 2.5 litre class (and they sounded glorious!).
Laudoracing also confirmed they will be producing rally versions of their 131 Abarth.
A fully open Kyosho is still a better option if you can find one at a price that doesn't require selling your soul.....
 

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you're right mate, they had a fantastic competition record. It would be good to see some racers emerge too. Good news on the Fiat 131. I bagged Kyosho's Alitalia one long before the prices went cuckoo!

What was the lead time between the pre-order on your Fiat and its anticipated delivery? Just wondering when the Alfa may surface after pre-order...October? I'm in no rush for delivery, just curious how long it may take.
 

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you're right mate, they had a fantastic competition record. It would be good to see some racers emerge too. Good news on the Fiat 131. I bagged Kyosho's Alitalia one long before the prices went cuckoo!

What was the lead time between the pre-order on your Fiat and its anticipated delivery? Just wondering when the Alfa may surface after pre-order...October? I'm in no rush for delivery, just curious how long it may take.
Apologies for late reply.
Laudoracing told me the 131 is expected at the end of August. Although they didn't specify which August.....
I ordered (but haven't yet paid) it when it was announced, and if Otto/GTS slippage gets on your wick perhaps it would be best to wait for the stores to get them!
It took at least 9 months for my Uno Abarth rally to arrive, and now I see them on special offer on at least one online retailer.
 

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Possibly the most eccentric Abarth modified Fiat of them all.
Intended as a replacement for the old 600 based 1000TCR, a potent 1600cc rear mounted engine in a car with such a short wheelbase.
I've placed an order for one (and I have no idea when it will become available.....) but not paid for yet.
Ignore the vans, it's the 850 based cars....
https://www.laudoracing-models.com/en/nuovi-prodotti
 

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I got the email update about the Abarth and thought of you, but you got to it before me :) Good news on the 131. No sign of the GTV6 :(
 

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Laudoracing have announced the Alfa GTV6 shown in prototype form earlier in the year.
Unlike all previous efforts that I have from them, I am not entirely convinced by the shape.
The angle of the windscreen and the roof profile don't look correct to my eyes.
Something more easily corrected would be the over generous ride height.
I can't understand why AutoArt didn't upgrade their excellent GTV to the GTV6.
It wouldn't have needed all that much changed.....
https://www.laudorac...118-lm110a.html
 
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