AutoArt 55923 Mazda RX8 (1/43)

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This model is the AutoArt 55923 Mazda RX8 in Winning Blue.

The model features no opening parts. At the front the headlights are represented by clear plastic lenses below which are two tiny road lights, cast into the baseplate and showing through openings in the front of the body casting. In the centre is a black grille and above this a Mazda badge in silver. Two side mirrors are mounted on the front doors. At the rear the lights are represented by a clear lens through which can be seen red and orange panels. In the centre top of the boot lid is a red "high stop" brake light, below which sits another silver Mazda badge flanked to the left by a silver "Mazda" and to the right by a silver "RX8". On the rear bumper molding is the numberplate, White on black background, [ RX8 ].

The interior is mainly black plastic with a black plastic right hand drive steering wheel. Interior detailing includes seats with silver headrests, centre console with silver gear stick, black handbrake and drive shaft "hump", detailed dashboard and air-con/radio console, and tiny interior rear view mirror. The glazing is clear all round with the rear screen picked out in yellow lines to simulate the rear demister. All glazing has a black plastic trim which, in the case of the front, also incorporates the wiper molding.

All wheels are plastic - solid one piece plastic hubs, molded as a 5 spoke hub with visible brake disk, with a separate black rubber tyre.

The baseplate is black plastic and is marked AUTOart at the top centre, "1/43 Mazda Rx-8" at the bottom centre and, in tiny lettering below this, "Crafted in China". The base also carries a lot of detail of the suspension, drive train, lower engine and the exhaust system, parts of which seem to be separate castings. The model is also manufactured with pose-able front steering.

Item: 1878