BMW M6 GTLM (F13) Art Car John Baldessari #19 24 h Daytona 2017 (diecast 1:18, Kyosho)

  • BMW M6 GTLM (F13) Art Car John Baldessari #19 24 h Daytona 2017 (from 2017)
  • Kyosho
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • racing / multicolored
  • 80432447953
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
 
modelcar BMW M6 GTLM (F13) Art Car John Baldessari #19 24 h Daytona 2017 produced by Kyosho 1:18 2

The BMW M6 GTLM Racing Legend

The BMW M6 GTLM is based on the third-generation F13 BMW M6 Coupe, which was produced from 2011 to 2018. This car is the last model of the M6 series, originally inspired by the legendary BMW M1. The M6 GTLM represents BMW's involvement in international GT racing and was specifically designed for endurance races. A noteworthy aspect of this vehicle is the collaboration with renowned artists in designing the so-called Art Cars. One of these artworks is the BMW M6 GTLM John Baldessari #19, unveiled at the 2017 Daytona 24 Hours.

The BMW M6 GTLM features a 4.4-liter V8 engine with TwinPower Turbo technology, producing up to 585 horsepower. This allows the racing car to reach speeds of over 186 mph (300 km/h). It utilizes a six-speed manual gearbox tailored for racing purposes. The engine was developed by engineer Albert Biermann, while the design of the vehicle was overseen by designer Adrian van Hooydonk. The M6 GTLM is renowned for its aerodynamic efficiency and use of ultra-lightweight materials, making it highly competitive in the GTLM class.

modelcar BMW M6 GTLM (F13) Art Car John Baldessari #19 24 h Daytona 2017 produced by Kyosho 1:18 3

Success in Motorsport

The BMW M6 GTLM has participated in various international endurance races and achieved remarkable success. Notably, its performances at the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring stand out. Prominent drivers like Bill Auberlen and John Edwards have piloted this vehicle to outstanding results, challenging and surpassing a multitude of high-caliber competitors in the GTLM category.

Throughout the 2017 season, the BMW M6 GTLM showcased its prowess in races of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Drivers such as Martin Tomczyk and Nicky Catsburg contributed significantly with their experience and driving skills, ensuring consistent strong performances of the vehicle. The M6 GTLM also proved its capabilities in GT races across Europe, solidifying its position as one of the top vehicles in its class.

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John Baldessari's Art Car Design

The BMW M6 GTLM designed as an Art Car by John Baldessari is a visual masterpiece. Baldessari, a renowned conceptual artist, embraced a minimalist-geometric design approach. The Art Car variant's livery consists of a combination of white as the primary color, accompanied by vibrant color highlights in yellow, red, and green. The text "FAST" prominently displayed on the side of the vehicle serves as an ironic commentary on the obvious nature of the race car. The strikingly red-painted roof and the blue-yellow rear wing decoration are characteristic of Baldessari's minimalist style.

The miniature of the BMW M6 GTLM shown in the photo, in a scale of 1/18, manufactured by Kyosho, faithfully replicates this artistic composition. The precision and attention to detail are evident in all aspects of the model. It is clear that the robust structure of the bodywork and the intricate sponsor decals, such as that of Michelin, have been accurately reproduced. This model is integrated into the collection of Modelly member "neophyte1410" and is based on high-quality die-cast material. The miniature exemplifies a blend of art and engineering excellence, boasting not only collector's value but also historical significance within the Modelly community.

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The Beauty of the Miniature

Based on the photos, the BMW M6 GTLM miniature by Kyosho in a scale of 1/18 is a visual delight for any collector. The precision of the replication is fascinating. The special design elements, such as the accurate color transitions and contrasting markings, are convincingly executed. The realistic reproduction of sponsor decals, notably Michelin, adds extra authenticity to the model. The distinctive design of the air intakes and the eye-catching rear spoiler also contribute to the model's visual appeal. This miniature represents an impressive rendition of an iconic racing car that is not only true to detail but also aesthetically pleasing.

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Special Features of the Diecast Miniature

The 1/18-scale miniature of the BMW M6 GTLM is a prime example of the high quality that Kyosho achieves in producing model cars. The use of die-cast materials ensures that the model is not only visually appealing but also sturdy and durable. All the distinctive features of the original have been accurately reproduced in detail. For instance, the light clusters and the shape of the headlights are consistent with those of the racing car. The windshield wipers and the rear diffuser are additional elements that lend authenticity to the model. It is such detailed reproductions that have prompted Modelly collector "neophyte1410" to include this miniature in his collection.


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