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Below are a list of all our latest news items over the last 30 days.

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16
Jan
FSW Weekly: Only a few manufacturers have delivered this week, but between them there is plenty to choose from, particularly if you like slightly unusual road cars. Competition subjects come from Jade Miniatures with new kits of the flat nose BRM P139 (a kit we’ve been waiting several years for) along with restocks and plenty of back orders. Minichamps has plenty of new 1:18 releases and there are also 1:18s from Ixo along with a number of 1:43 touring cars and rally cars. More saloon-racing and rally subjects from Trofeu, these in very limited editions so be quick. Matrix added to its range of competition cars with a Gr44 Jaguar XJS and also have several new rare and exotic road cars and from the same stable we welcome new range Great Iconic Models. Scroll on down now for all the latest...
GLM: has Imperial Crown Convertible, Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special & Fleetwood Brougham 1:43 resincast models lined up for next month...
15
Jan
Matrix: has published details of the models for February and announced a bunch of new subjects both 1:43 and 1:18...
Autocult: February oddness news is of an Argentine Aerocar, Brazilian Bianco & Belgian/Bavarian Auto Union...
Avenue 43: is offering the exciting looking AMC AMX-3 concept & unique Rolls Royce Silver Dawn Ghia to come in February as 1:43 resincast models...
Jade Miniatures: gestation period is a funny thing! No matter how long, we're always happy by the outcome and six years after the release of the first version we are extremely happy to say the Surtees/Oliver BRM P139 4th USA 1969 1:43 resin/metal kit is in stock...
Great Iconic Models: first 1:43 resincast models are Cadillac Series 62 Sedan & 63 Convertible and Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham available in two colours...
Neo: pick of the new releases are Chevrolet Corvette C3, Cunningham C3 Continental & Maserati Boomerang plus plenty more Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, Ford & Rolls Royce models too...
Kess: has a two colour choice each of its forthcoming 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham & Chrysler Imperial LeBaron Southampton due around week 5...
11
Jan
GPM: doors open for our first Saturday. Come on over...
TrueScale: will have another in its excellent series of 1:43 Pagani Huayra models available during week 4, this one the Dinastia Yazi Gold...
10
Jan
ABC Brianza: will very soon have its latest 1:43 resin/metal kit & hand built model of the 1939 Lancia Astura Series 4 Coupe Pinifarina 1939 on the market...
Ixo: is working on 18th scale diecast models of the 2019 Sweden rally Toyota Yaris WRCs of winner Ott Tanak and 6th placed Kris Meeke...
Trofeu: having been delayed in the post, the latest releases of rally Alpine A110, Ford Escort & Subaru Impreza, race BMW 2002, Ford Capri, Ford Escort & Lotus Cortina are now here...
09
Jan
FSW Weekly: Welcome to the first FSW Weekly of 2020 and there’s been plenty incoming as we saw out the old year and the new one gets underway. As is often the case, it is resincast production which brings us the greatest variety with new releases from Autocult, Avenue 43 and Spark to enjoy. Minichamps and Norev have plenty new in diecast as well. Christmas is always a time for books and there are plenty of new titles for general history and 2019 yearbooks to add to your reference libraries. Our hand built models this time come from MEA Kit43, with a fine selection of very limited F2 and F3 machinery and there are new 1:43 metal kits from SMTS, Tameo and SilverLine. We also have restocks of several ranges including Spark Le Mans winners, Tameo F1 World Champions and accessory parts, Denizen figures, Scala 43 accessories and more...
BBR: suggests its 1:18 limited edition hand built release of the glorious 2019 Le Mans AF Corse Ferrari 488GTEs will be nest month. Be quick to place your pre-order before they are sold out...
Norev: has released a large number of large models! Besides just two 43rds there are three 1:12s & thirteen 1:18s from 1925 Bugatti T35 to 2019 Bentley Continental GTC via VW Beetle, Renault 5 Alpine, Ford Mustang Fastback and more...
Neo: more new colour options on previously released 1:43 Buick Roadmaster, Ford Fairlane, Ford Granada Coupe & Taunus, Jaguar 420 Puch Pinzgauer & Rolls Royce Silver Cloud models for release during April...
Ixo: two versions of Sebastien Ogier's Peugeot 206XS rally car or due during week 6 and April for 1886 Benz Patent-Motorwagen, 1974 Opel Ascona A GTE, Saab 96 V4 & 1972 VW Beetle 1302LS all in 43rd scale...
08
Jan
SMTS: we now have the new 1:43 metal kit of the Jim Clark's Border Reivers Aston Martin DBR1 Le Mans 1961 in stock alongside his 1960 version...
Great Iconic Models: first releases of this new 1:43 resincast brand of Americana models by the creators of Matrix are to be a 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham 4-Door 1976 & 1941 Cadillac Series 62 4-Door Convertible & Sedan...
Ebbro: has added two 2019 Kondo Racing Nissan GT-Rs to its future planning list. The Nurburgring 24hrs Kenwood & Super GT300 Realize sponsored cars will be 1:43 diecast models...
BBR: has added a new yellow version of the 1:18 Ferrari F8 Tributo Spider & 1:43 Ferrari Romas will now have two shades of red...
07
Jan
06
Jan
RGM Design: BBR has added another beautiful limited edition hand built to this series, this a Ferrari 250GT Pininfarina in silver and only 79 pieces to be produced...
Minichamps: January planning looks to bring us Formula 3, Formula E, Formula 1, street & MotoGP subjects...
KK Scale: is to release 1:18 Mercedes 230E, 280E & 500SL diecast models during January...
Topmarques: has added to its new 1:43 resincast range by announcing a series of BMW 323 Alpinas and Martini Lancia Delta Integrales used by Didier Auriol to win the Monte Carlo & Tour de Corse rallies in 1992...
GLM: promises 1964 Cadillac Eldorado Convertibles & 1951 Cadillac Series 61 Sedans as 1:43 resincast models for January...
03
Jan
Spark: has listed its pick of the 2019 Macau GT3 grid of Mercedes, BMW, Audi & Porsche which are listed to go on sale across 2020...
Minichamps: first releases of this year brings Formula 1 Alfa Romeo, Benetton, Jordan, Mercedes & Red Bull, street BMW & Porsche, MotoGP Honda & Yamaha and Le Mans Porsche spread across 1:43, 1:18 & 1:12 scales...
AML Miniatures: tell us its Aston Martin Vantage kits are ready to ship and 15/98 and newly announced Virage 6.3 kits should be on the shelves during February...
SilverLine: another cracking metal 1:43 kit release is this, the Ferrari 312B2 3rd Argentina 1972 Ickx/Regazzoni/Andretti...
Tameo: the new 1:43 metal high detail kits of the Mansell v Piquet epic 1987 British Grand Prix battling Williams FW11Bs are now in stock...
MEA Kit43: has released a small initial quantity of its new 1960s & 1970s Formula 2 & Formula 3 March & Tecno race cars & John Player Team Mercury boat all only available as 1:43 hand built models...
02
Jan
Sale Dept.: here are our January additions and further reductions on resin/metal kits, plastic kits, hand builts, resincasts, decals, books, diecasts & accessories...
30
Dec
Spark: in transit to us and due to arrive Friday/Monday are these additional new 1:43 2019 & classic F1 cars, 2019 Le Mans, 2018 Mercedes road cars & 1:5 helmets...
This Way Up: Tameo plan on reissuing the excellent 1:43 metal kit of James Hunt's Hesketh 308C from the Italian Grand Prix of 1975...
23
Dec
Grand Prix Models: and that, ladies & gentlemen, is that for 2019. We are closed now re-opening on Thursday 2nd January. Don't forget our January Saturday open day is the 11th (not the first weekend). Merry Christmas & best wishes for 2020...
Ixo: here is the production plan for very early 2020 for both 1:43 & 1:18 road, race & rally subjects...
Neo: has a program of 1:43 new & reissue resincast models prepared for January delivery...
Studio 27: has 1:24 & 1:12 Porsche 934 Additional Decals for the Tamiya plastic kits as well as another selection of reissued detailing/conversion sets...
Books: 'Autocourse', the UK's foremost record of the Formula 1 (& others categories), is now released along with histories of the N24 2019, Ferrari 333SP, WRC Group A, WRC 2019, Niki Lauda & Sharknose V6...
Grand Prix Models Studio: we are very pleased to tell you that John Watson has once again agreed to sign a very small quantity (ten only) of models of his Penske PC3 in which he finished 5th in the 1976 South African Grand Prix...
Masterpiece: has Autocult making the Alfa Romeo Giulia SS Prototipo By Bertone from 1965 as a 1:43 resincast model...
BBR: alongside delivery of the new 1:18 diecast 2019 Formula 1 Ferrari SF90 models we also have restocks of 1:43 & 1:18 display cases...
20
Dec
Autocult: alongside the 1:43 Clark Cortez Astronaut Van 1969 Apollo 11 model we also both versions of the 2019 book, one just the book, the other including model of the Ferrari 312T8...
Minichamps: there's a pile of new 1:12, 1:18 & 1:43 models now available with Formula 1, Formula E, Formula 3, GT, street & MotoGP all being catered for. Our favourites are the Red Bull test car and Jaguar Gen2 FEs...
19
Dec
FSW Weekly: It is the final edition of the year and there is plenty to enjoy as the deliveries have been coming in thick and fast. For resincast collectors, there’s a significant number of new releases from Spark in 1:43, 1:18 and 1:12 with plenty of modern F1, Le Mans, GT, WRC and Formula Es along with a selection of classics. Ixo and Neo both bring us a great variety of colourful subjects covering a wide range of interests in 1:43 while in 1:18 there are new resincast road cars from Cult Scale Models. We’ve new 1:43 kits from Tron and hand builts by Glamour and BBR. For builders of larger scale kits there are new plastic releases from Tamiya, detailing parts by Top Studio and limited production resin kits by Profil 24. We’ll be busy sending items right up until we close for the Christmas break on the 23rd and we’ll be back in the New Year. In the meantime, thanks for your support and a very Merry Christmas to all...
KK Scale: 1971 BMW 3.0S (E3) is available as a three colour choice diecast model...
BBR: surprise by announcing 1:18 limited edition models of Kimi Raikkonen's 2019 Alfa Romeo C38 Australian Grand Prix Formula 1 race car...
Tron: newly issued 1:43 resin/metal kits & hand built models of the 1959 Ferrarina Tipo 854 “Mitraglietta“ is now available...
Glamour: reissue of its 1:43 hand built Kurtis Ferrari 'Bardahl Special' Indy 500 Test 1956 model is now in stock...
18
Dec
Spark: another cracking group of new subjects to be modelled in 43rd and suggested for either Q1 or Q2 of 2020. It is the usual mix which should cater to most if not all collecting themes...
Marsh Models: is showing off pictures of the main master parts of its forthcoming 1:43 Wolf Dallara WD1 raced by Gilles Villeneuve & Chris Amon. Resin/metal kits & hand built models to be looked forward to in the New Year...
Le Mans Miniatures: has issued another in its fine series of 1:18 hand painted figures this time we have 'Monsieur Ferdinand' as well as 1:32 'Ettore Bugatti', a cancelled customer's special order...
Profil 24: both of the new Le Mans 2018/2019 Aston Martin GTE & 2019 Petit Le Mans Porsche RSR resin/metal 1:24 kits are now in stock. Be quick if you want that Coca Cola Porsche as the run of kits is limited to just 25 pieces...
17
Dec
Bizarre: George Eyston's 1938 Bonneville Thunderbolt is now on sale as a very nice 1:43 resincast model...
Spark: we are extremely grateful to the Spark elves who worked overtime to get this, the last delivery before Christmas to us in time. There's so much good stuff - 1:12 Suzuki & Porsche RSR, 1:18 2019 F1, 1:18 & 1:43 2019 Le Mans winner plus F1, FE, N24, GT3, Superproduction, WRC, WTCR, Daytona 24hrs, Ring record & road cars...
16
Dec
Spark: while we rush towards present giving, turkey & sprouts, family walks & Auld Lang Syne production goes on unabated and here we have the illustrated list of the first delivery scheduled for 2020. Week one to be exact!...
BBR: two red beauties to appear today are the 2019 Geneva show Ferrari F8 Tributo & the 2018 Ferrari 488 Pista Spider but here with the roof closed...
Neo: has quite a collection of new 1:43 resincast model releases with subjects from Cadillac, Chevrolet, Cord, Duesenberg, Ford, Iso, Opel, Packard, Porsche & Rolls Royce...
Ixo: newly available 1:43 diecast models are four 2019 WTCR Hyundai I30N TCRs, Greensmith Ford Fiesta R5 from the Monte, Mercedes 540K, Opel GT & Peugeot 504. Now that's a weird old mix of subjects...
Komakai: another in its series of Ultra Guide photo-books has arrived in stock and takes a very close look at the McLaren MP4/2C. Ideal detail for all kit builders in any scale...
Top Studio: its new addition of a 1:12 Front Bulkhead & Damper Detailing Set for the Tamiya Williams FW14B plastic kit is in stock and adds to the recent Cockpit Detailing Set...
Cult Scale Models: put on sale its 1:18 resincast models of a 1964 Aston Martin DB6 & 1966 Fist Dino Spider, possibly one of the best looking cars ever? Both models are available in a choice of two colours...
CCC: is working on 1:43 resin/metal kits & hand built models of the Le Mans 1935 Fiat 508S Ballila #44. We expect the first delivery during January...
13
Dec
Profil 24: on the way to us are the new 1:24 resin/metal kits of the Le Mans 2018/19 AMR Aston Martin Vantage & Coca Cola sponsored Petit Le Mans Porsche RSRs. Have you ordered yours?...
12
Dec
FSW Weekly: after last week's bumper edition, this week is a slim, light read. There is a pre-Christmas sale on at GPM this week with all hand built Ferrari stock on offer, but be quick, sale ends Monday. We have new hand built arrivals too with Le Mans subjects from GCAM and CCC and some interesting F1s by JarMark. If you’re a kit builder, particularly one interested in sportscar racing, then we’ve interesting kits from ReStart and Marsh Models and for those who prefer to collect diecast and resincast releases, in 1:43 there are several typically eccentric pieces from Autocult and in 1:18, an important piece of Lamborghini history from KK Scale. There are a handful of restocks too and plenty of new items on the way. Click through for all the latest…
Ebbro: has developed its very nice 1:24 Citroen H-Van plastic kit into a mobile creperie which will include three figures to bring life to the snack van...
CCC: has sent us the first two of its Le Mans Adler Trumpf hand built models, the rest to follow next year...
Marsh Models: has released its third 1:43 resin/metal kit in the series of Ferrari 512S this one the Le Mans 1970 #14/15 Scuderia Filipinetti cars. Hand builts to follow later...
Autocult: three new models have landed with us, Porsche's PEP Type 2696, the Neretti I and an MG M Mini that is a mystery as to whether it ever existed from the factory beyond drawings...
KK Scale: issue a very nice looking 1:18 diecast model of the glorious Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 available in both 'anthracite' & metallic blue...
JarMark: we received a rare delivery of bespoke 1:43 Formula 1 models all McLaren M23s raced by Dave Charlton, Tony Trimmer & Emilio de Villota. All are conversions using the excellent Tameo donor kits...
Cult Scale Models: has announced the 1985 Rover Vitesse in 18th scale and to be available in red & metallic blue...
GCAM: delivered just one new 1:43 hand built model this time, the Kieft 1100 Le Mans 1955 #46 of Rippon & Merrick...
Looksmart & MR Collection: are making the Lamborghini V12 Vision Gran Turismo unveiled in November at the FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships in Monaco...
Hiro: is busy working on another of its superb highly detailed 12th scale resin/metal kits, this time around it is the 1989 Le Mans winning Mercedes C9 that is under the microscope. Remember that sound? Yes please!...
11
Dec
This Way Up: next up in this series of Tameo's reissued 1:43 metal Formula 1 kits will be Mario Andretti's Parnelli VPJ4B from Long Beach 1976...
10
Dec
Pit Wall: a very welcome name to return to our catalogue and with something quite unusual. A 1:20 conversion set for the Tamiya Ferrari SF70H plastic kit to make the 2018 Formula 1 Haas VF18 of Romain Grosjean & Kevin Magnussen...
Schuco: is about to release a 1:43 resincast VW Beetle Motorhome (yes, really!) and 1:18 Porsche 911s & Mercedes 35HP diecast models...
Ferrari Flash Sale: minimum of 15% off our current stock (as at midday today) of hand built Ferrari models only until midnight on the 16th. That's BBR, Bee Bop, Faenza, Jade, Looksmart, Marsh, MG Model, Mysterious, Renaissance & Tameo models...
Looksmart: the Ferrari 312B2 driven by Mario Andretti to 11th place in the 1971 German Grand Prix is the subject of a 1:43 model for early in the new year...
BBR: is to shortly release its 1:18 diecast Vettel/Leclerc Ferrari SF90 models & announces 1:18 Ferrari 812GTS hand builts shown at the Frankfurt motor show earlier in the year...
06
Dec
Spark: and keeping up the delivery theme, here is news of 22 new 1:43 models plus two 1:8 crash helmets that are in transit. This has the 2019 Le Mans winner, Tanak WRC Toyota, Sebring/Daytona Porsche RSRs & F1 Alfa test car; 2018 Formula E, GT3 Bahrain Audi & Nations Cup Merc, 'Ring record Porsche 919, LM64 Ford GT40 and more...
Looksmart: and now we have news of the 1:43 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Vettel/Leclerc Ferrari SF90s that are in the same Christmas week delivery...
Spark: another on the will it/won't it Christmas delivery radar is this group of 1:18 & 1:12 models including the 2019 Le Mans winner, 2019 F1 Alfa Romeos & Red Bull, 2016 Vinales Suzuki MotoGP, 'Pink Pig' 911RSR reissue & '956 Retro' RSR in 12th scale...
Bizarre: also touch-and-go to arrive before the holidays is the 1:43 resincast model of George Eyston's Thunderbolt Bonneville 1938...
Looksmart: is shipping its Sebastian Vettel & Charles Leclerc 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Ferrari SF90 18th scale models now for delivery here (hopefully) just before Christmas shutdown...
BBR: originally announced in the summer last year and then withdrawn over licencing issues, the Ferrari 488 Pista Piloti is back and available to pre-order in four colours in both 1:43 & 1:18...
05
Dec
FSW Weekly: There are kits galore for you this week with 42-pages of huge selection to choose from now that we’ve listed all of the recently arrived rarities and plenty of restock and new releases besides, with two new Ferraris from SilverLine in 1:43, 1:24 plastic by Hasegawa and some great super-detailed 1:12s from Hiro. If you prefer your models fully finished, there are new 1:43 and 1:18 handbuilts by BBR and there’s plenty to choose from in diecast and resincast with a huge number of new models by Spark, TrueScale, Norev, Trofeu and more. Click through now for all the latest and don’t forget, this weekend sees our last open Saturday of the year...
Autocult: will be bringing us more of it's continued automotive strangeness in the new year with a NASA astronaut van, De Soto ambulance & PZinz 403 Lux-Sport plus the Autocult books including Ferrari 312T8 model...
Matrix: suggested for mid-December delivery is this group of delights. Our favourites are the three Jaguars, particularly the Group 44 E-Type but there's more with Alfa Romeo 6C, Invicta 4.5, Spyker 60HP, Talbot-Lago T26 & 1:18 Ferrari 250GT...
BBR: biggest news of the week is planned production of limited edition models of the 'Lauda' Ferrari 488 Pista Spider in both 1:43 & 1:18...
Norev: new 1:43 diescast model is the cool looking buggy like 2019 Citroen 19-19 concept...
Hasegawa: continuing with its series of 1:24 & 1:12 plastic kit reissues, the latest to appear are the Esso Lancia Delta Integrale, 1993 Monte Carlo winning Toyota Celica, Nissan R92CP & Lawson Yamaha YZR500...
04
Dec
Bizarre: two new announcements, the well known 1963 Donald Campbell Bluebird CN7 plus 1937 Mercedes-Mickl Speed Record Concept the second future production model realised from the Streamlined Dreams book...
MEA Kit43: is now showing pictures for most of its recent 1:43 Formula 2, Formula 3 and JPS racer boat hand built only models...
Automodelli: is readying for January delivery five Can-Am Lola T70 Mk2 Spiders, a pair of Ford P68 F3Ls & 1963 Willment Cobra 1:43 resin/metal kits...
Spark: has eleven additions to its regional limited edition series of 43rd scale models. All listed for early 2020 are 2018 & 1989 Macau touring car winners, the first IMSA race winner (Brumos Porsche) & two March 83Gs, Japanese race winning Toyotas from the 1970s & 90s...
03
Dec
TrueScale: those two gorgeous retro liveried Ford GTs from the 2019 Daytona 24hrs are now in stock as 43rd scale resincast models...
SilverLine: not just one but two new 1:43 metal kits have arrived in stock with the release of the Ferrari 312 Canada 1968 #9/10 Ickx/Amon & Ferrari 312B2 UK 1971 #4/5 Ickx/Regazzoni subjects...
Hiro: releases three 1:12 Lotus 49B and four Porsche 908/3 superbly detailed resin/metal kits which should delight and keep amused any large scale model builder...
Top Studio: for fans of super detailing their kits, after the recent cockpit kit a second detailing set for the Tamiya 1:12 Williams FW14B plastic kit is on the way, this time focusing on the front bulkhead/damper area...
Sale Department: here are the December additions and further price reductions on selected kits, hand builts, resin & diecast, accessories and DVDs...
BBR: at last we have its 1:43 hand built version of the Ferrari Monza SP2 & 1:18 Le Mans 1966 Ferrari 330P3 and both are cracking models!...
30
Nov
Rarities Box5: and the last one! 58+ 1:43 metal kits from HiFi, FDS, Meri, Renaissance, Tameo & SilverLine are predominantly Formula 1 plus a few sports racers too...
29
Nov
Rarities Box4: another group added this one includes Tenariv, Provence Moulage, Western & few others covering F1, Pikes Peak, Le Mans, Daytona, Can_am, IMSA & Targa Florio...
Rarities Box3: if you like your resin/metal kits Starter shaped, Porsche and NASCAR then you need to be having a good look at this bunch of long discontinued kits. Pictures are to follow later, more to get through...
28
Nov
FSW Weekly: We’ve plenty for you this week with a raft of new models, plenty more old ones (keep checking the rarities) and books too. We’ll start with the books and after a lull of a few years, Giorgio Piola has produced what will apparently be his final F1 Technical Analysis, this one covering three years. Also among the new books arrivals is a big one for us, the official Le Mans annual, packed as ever with superb photos and details of this great race. On to models and for kit builders, along with the rarities we have some restocks from Renaissance and new releases from Marsh Models. There are hand builts from BBR with new releases in both 1:43 and 1:18. We’ve plenty of diecast and resincast arrivals for you this week with significant variety offered by Spark and Minichamps and rather more targeted new releases by Trofeu, Ixo, Matrix, TrueScale and others...
Rarities Box2: a busy day curtailed work on the collection of rare kits that we teased you with yesterday. Here's another fourteen mostly F1 resin/metal 1:43 kits. Tomorrow there will be plenty more...
Cult Scale Models: releases its 1:18 resincast model of the pretty Jaguar XJR15 in both metallic blue and orange...
Marsh Models: you can now pre-order its early 2020 1:43 resin/metal kit & hand built news where we will see Filipinetti Ferrari 512S, privateer Can-Am McLaren M6Bs & M8Fs & Wolf-Dallara WD1 of Amon/Villeneuve...
Books: the 2019 ACO Le Mans Annual is now in stock and dispatching to all pre-orders now...
27
Nov
Rarities Box1: we have a smashing collection of rare 1:43 resin/metal kits arrived and just starting to work our way through the great mix of collecting themes included. Start looking here now...
Marsh Models: the all new 1:43 Maserati Tipo 151/3 resin/metal multi version kit has arrived (more to follow). Reims 1963, Paris 1000kms 1964 & Le Mans 1964/1965 can be built...
25
Nov
TrueScale: three 1:43 resincast model releases are the 'Liberty Bell' Shank Acura NSX GT3, Daytona 24hrs RLL BMW M8 GTE & Porsche 911S with surfboard. There were more but those others pre-sold out before delivery...
Minichamps: just the one new 1:43 diecast model in today's delivery, Roberto Moreno's Jordan 191 ride in the 1991 Portuguese Grand Prix...
MR Collection: has added several colour choices to its original announcement of the 1:18 Monterey 2018 Bugatti Divo...
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