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The long awaited diecast model of the orange Koenigsegg CCX by AUTOart is finally here. And was it worth the wait? Well we think so.

Last year we received the first AUTOart Koenigsegg model in black followed by the silver version earlier this year. We are delighted that the orange version is now here and we think orange is a particularly fitting colour for the Koenigsegg. It is a supercar after all, and isn’t supposed to be subtle.

The AUTOart Koenigsegg CCX diecast model is, as you would expect, a totally faithful replica. It features the unique vertically-opening doors and the removable roof which can be stowed under the front bonnet, as on the real car. Under the bonnet and boot lids, as well as in the cockpit, you get similar attention to detail with a lot of carbon-fibre effect trim and nice touches like proper webbed seat belts.

Other impressive details in this model include Koenigsegg branded brake calipers, photo-etched front grills and probably most impressively, a perfect recreation of the unique door swivel mechanism.

One nice touch with this model is that in the box there’s a booklet all about the CCX, complete with an individually numbered certificate of authenticity.

The bottom line here is that if you’re a supercar fan and love cars like the Enzo, the Veyron and the Reventon, you’re not going to be disappointed with AUTOart’s Koenigsegg.

Buy the AUTOart Koenigsegg CCX 1:18 diecast model in orange here.

Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo launch Laguna Seca 2010 MotoGP livery

Minichamps 1:12 replica to follow? Bookmark this page for the very latest developments.

BREAKING NEWS #2!

This morning, we can reveal that the Laguna Seca specials ridden by Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi will definately be manufactured by Minichamps. The word has come from Mr Minichamps himself from Aachen this morning. If you have been waiting for this news before placing your order, you can now rest assured that it will be produced.

BREAKING NEWS!

The Yamaha YZR-M1 from the 2010 Laguna Seca MotoGP is now available to order online at Grand Prix Legends

Click here for Valentino Rossi’s replica

Click here for Jorge Lorenzo’s replica

Both Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo will be riding with special one-off liveries at this weekend’s US MotoGP at Laguna Seca, decorated to celebrate the launch of the Fiat 500 in the US. Read the rest of this entry »

This week, Minichamps has announced that it be replicating the Auto Union D-Type that was driven to victory at the 1938 British Grand Prix by Tazio Nuvolari. This announcement soon had us hunting from an image, which took us back to time in motor racing’s history that put us in another one of our ‘memory-lane’ moods!

So, we have put together a selection of images from 1930-1939, before the dizzy, money-spinning world of F1 was created. A time when beautiful but brutal cars were driven by men to whom safety was a swear word! We hope you enjoy this small selection, and feel free to leave your comments underneath.

Click here to order Tazio Nuvolari’s 1938 British Grand Prix winning Auto Union.

The Valentino Rossi diecast replica offers are coming thick and fast at the moment!

For the next few days, until 9am Monday 24th May 2010 to be precise, we are offering a stonking 10% off six of our Valentino Rossi replicas.

Also, if you order before 9am Friday 21st May 2010, you can take advantage of our free UK shipping offer as well!

The six bikes that are applicable for this discount are his ‘regular season’ bikes from 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2007.

Click here to visit our Rossi diecast section and take advantage while you can!

A half price Minichamps Rossi replica at Grand Prix Legends

It can’t be true can it? Well it is.

For a limited time only, we are offering Minichamps’ 1:12 replica of Valentino Rossi’s 2001 Honda NSR500 from that year’s Le Mans race at an astonishing half price.

So for just £21.49, you can pick up a limited edition Valentino Rossi replica from Germany’s finest 1:12 model makers. The replica itself features a one off barcode design on the fairing panels as, due to French legislation, the Honda team was unable to run with its usual Nastro Azzurro sponsorship. The numbers underneath the barcode are the date of the race, 200501, and then three of Rossi’s customary 46s. The bike is limited to just 9546 pieces worldwide, and numbers are low, so if you want to secure one at this unbelievable price, click here.

Any post that starts with a Dead or Alive lyric has got to be a good thing, and this one is no exception. A couple of days ago, we launched on our site a revolutionary new piece of functionality, in the shape of 360 degree, rotating product images!

360 degrees of glorious imagery!

360 degrees of glorious imagery!

If a product has this new feature enabled, it will replace the main product image, as can be seen with this product.

If you are on a category page, there will be a little ‘360 degree’ spin logo in the bottom right of the image to indicate that the product has the new technology on show.

Right, so how does it all work? Pretty simple really. When the page loads, the model will spin once, and then stop. You can then drag your mouse over the image to spin it around, or hit the auto-spin button on the far right to start it going on its own. There is also a zoom feature in the middle of the toolbar, so if you drag the slider to the right, you can get a hi-res image from all angles!

Tip! - If you’re using the zoom feature, wait a moment for the image to load for optimum clarity!

The last two buttons on the left hand side allow you to take the spin frame by frame, so you can really drink in the sumptuous detail from any angle you fancy!

Anyway, that’s enough from me, click here to have play with it for yourselves. If you have any questions, please comment below, and I’ll do my best to give you an answer.