*PRE-ORDER* Simon De Silvestro - Kai Allen - Shell V-Power Racing Team #98 Ford Mustang GT - 2023 Bathurst 1000 Wildcard Livery - 1:18 Scale Diecast Model - AUTHENTIC COLLECTABLES

*PRE-ORDER* Simon De Silvestro - Kai Allen - Shell V-Power Racing Team #98 Ford Mustang GT - 2023 Bathurst 1000 Wildcard Livery - 1:18 Scale Diecast Model - AUTHENTIC COLLECTABLES

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Simon De Silvestro - Kai Allen - Shell V-Power Racing Team #98 Ford Mustang GT - 2023 Bathurst 1000 Wildcard Livery - 1:18 Scale Diecast Model

Limited Edition Number: To Be Announced

Product Specifications: Die-cast model, opening parts

ETA: Late 2nd Qtr 2024

About This Product:

A new era began in 2023 when Gen3 Supercars were introduced to race in the Supercars Championship.

A significant evolution from the previous Gen2 platform, the Gen3 rules implemented a raft of changes for the Ford Mustang GT Supercar in 2023, with a large focus on achieving a much closer visual connection to its road going counterpart, more controlled parts and less downforce to encourage greater racing.

For the 2023 Bathurst 1000, Dick Johnson Racing rolled out three Shell V-Power backed Mustang's to tackle Mount Panorama. Two cars featured the familiar red, white and yellow livery which has become a mainstay for the team across recent years but the third, a Wildcard entry raced by international racer Simon De Silvestro and young gun Kai Allen was the car that really caught everyone's attention.

With #98 on the windows in homage to Shell's 98 octane premium unleaded fuel, the livery was essentially a reverse of the teams' regular livery with a dominant bright yellow colour scheme that was a fantastic change and just looked really, really cool.

It was the first time Dick Johnson Racing entered a wildcard at Bathurst, making this a special collectors item for fans of the iconic team.

This 1:18 scale model is scheduled to be produced in high quality die-cast with opening parts which includes the bonnet and both the driver and passenger doors.

A highly detailed racing cockpit can be seen through the molded clear glasshouse, or by opening the doors to examine the interior further. Under the bonnet includes a detailed 5.4-litre Coyote quad overhead cam V8 and engine bay surround. Underneath the model, the undercarriage details the unique Gen3 floorpan.

Comprised of roughly 204 individual metal and plastic parts, with anywhere between 100-200 steps in paint and decoration finishing, including tampo printing where possible, photo etched parts including the bonnet pints, brake rotors and more, this is a high quality, detailed collectors model.

It is scheduled to be produced in an exclusive, one-off limited edition with an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity presented in its own, Authentic Collectables branded protective cardboard folder.

Once this model is sold out, it won't be available again.

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