We are delighted to share with you a first look at our most recent race weathered model project: the ADT Champion Racing No. 3 Audi R8 that was victorious at the 2005 edition of Le Mans in the hands of Tom Kristensen, JJ Lehto and Marco Werner. To commemorate the 15th Anniversary of Audi’s fifth 24 Hours of Le Mans win, we have developed a special edition of fifteen 1:8 scale models, which will be meticulously hand-painted and detailed by our artisans in Bristol to show every detail of the race dirt that adorned the car after its 24 hours of tough competition. The artistry applied to these fifteen models continues to underline our commitment to creating beautiful hand-made pieces which fully capture both the spirit and precise appearance of iconic race cars.
The base model was developed using data supplied by Audi AG, who also scrutinised the resulting prototype to ensure complete accuracy of the model. The weathering details are precisely applied by our artisans after thorough examination of archival imagery and footage to ensure the completed model is a perfect replica of the real car. Each model is accompanied by an archive quality Giclée print of the car mid-race, selected by the curator at Motorsport Images.
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