THE 43 INDISCHROT

Porsche 911 GT2RS

words & photos: Neehan Rashid

Owning a Porsche is not just owning a car but is more of a lifestyle and as passionate enthusiasts, we aspire to own them. However, our bank account turns out to be our worst enemy who prevents us from owning one of Germany’s finest piece of engineering. But what if I told you that I could help you own one? Would you believe me? If not, let me introduce you to the world of Diecast, where dreams become scaled realities.

The 911 GT2 RS is the product of combining a lightweight sports car with a 3.8-litre flat-six that cranks out 700 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. If put in simpler words, it is nothing short of a driver’s car and its hefty price tag of 293,200 USD is a true heart breaker. But don’t cry, since I promised you to get one and that too with a price tag of 75USD saving you 293,125 USD precisely. Now you may find this fishy, but the only difference the “cheaper” variant has is the fact that it is on a 1:43 scale. If you don’t know what that means, worry not since its only saying that the more expensive version is 43 times bigger.

With the main differences covered, you must also know that this cheaper version doesn’t move and is stuck on a base. But the immaculate details make up for it and I truly mean it. Starting from the hood to the small pieces like the air ducts and the side-looking mirrors have been covered in Carbon fibre just like it is seen in the real car. Even the rear wing has carbon fibre and it’s simply beautiful. The interior has the traditional Porsche RS seats and a highly detailed dashboard accompanied with an RS steering wheel. The stance is also perfect and the brake callipers have been coated in yellow with Porsche decals taking the model closer to its 1:1 sibling. If that’s not enough for you, the front lip also has “GT2RS” engraved on it. Like, take a deep breath just to process that itself. To top it all of the designers at Minichamps coated the whole model with Porsche’s Indischrot red which prevents one from looking away and I know that since I have been staring at the car ever since I got it.

Now, 75USD for a 1:43 is still pretty expensive, but believe me when I say it, the model is worth every penny. The details are up to the mark and the fact that only 400 were made makes it even more special. The only bad thing about the model is the fact that you can’t get inside of it and drive like Stuart Little. But it sure will keep your bank balance happy while satisfying a small part of your desire to own a Porsche. Till then a model like this is the closest we can get to have an ownership title of Germany’s masterpiece.