ALPINA cars are some of the most desirable cars in the world, partly because of their heritage and craftsmanship that goes into each one of them. Chip in the appeal of a proper race car and the ALPINA B6 GT3 should be at the top of any car list, not only for its performance but also because, let’s face it, looks really cool. Unfortunately, ALPINAs also come with a hefty price tag.
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But there are those special situations when owning a B6 GT3 will seem like a bargain. Take for example this die-cast model that was just launched by the Bovensipen company and which is 43 times smaller than the actual racing car.
The exterior livery is the one used by the tuner/manufacturer at the 2015 Daytona race and features Red Bull logos, including on the massive wing at the back. Inspired by the car that was raced at the 24-hour endurance event last year by Andreas Bovensiepen and Dieter Quester, this miniature model replicates every single detail.
The real race car is compliant will all FIA GT3 regulations and has a 5-liter V8 engine under the hood making up to 570 PS and 530 Nm (390 lb-ft) of torque. Thanks to its lightweight construction – tipping the scale at 1,230 kg (2,711 lbs) – the BMW ALPINA B6 GT3 can reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from standstill in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 285 km/h (177 mph). The price tag for such a racer is 300,000 Euros.
By contrast, the 1:43 scale model will set you back just 65 Euros and to order it you need to either call ALPINA or visit their online shop. The part number is 76 00 579 and you should probably hurry as the German manufacturer/tuner claims there’s a limited number of die-cast models available, even though they didn’t specify exactly how many.