IMSA Partners with TSM-Model For Premium Line of 1/18-Scale Models that Includes the Corvette C8.R


IMSA Partners with TSM-Model For Premium Line of 1/18-Scale Models that Includes the Corvette C8.R border=

Photo Credit: Top Speed Models

Just because your driver’s license doesn’t include the name Leno or Hendrick doesn’t mean you can’t be a vehicle collector, you just have to aim a little smaller. In the car enthusiast hobby, real men (and women) have shelves full of toys. And, just in time for Father’s Day and Not a Father’s Day (sorry they missed your special day, ladies!), it’s the official 1/18 premium resin C8.R model! Time to make some space in your mini-garage!

Earlier this year, the International Motor Sports Association and TSM-Model announced a multi-year deal that grants the latter company exclusive rights to replicate real-life race car liveries, including ones used in past IMSA events on their model cars. Through their Top Speed brand, TSM is already offering several IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship models. These include Daytona Prototype international (DPi) cars from Cadillac, Acura, and Mazda, along with representatives from the series that is sure to get our readers excited; GT Le Mans. Joining the C8.R in the model-GTLM ranks are the Ford GT/GT Daytona, Porsche 911 GT3 R, and Acura NSX GT3. Get in on the first run while supplies last!

Pre-orders for the yellow #3 C8.R that took the checkered flag at Daytona are already sold out, but, for $185, you can still secure a silver #4 car, or for $150, you can snag an Accelerate Yellow Stingray streetcar, complete with the high-wing spoiler! Shipping for one of these ultra-real models is a flat $5 inside the United States, and we look forward to seeing what TSM does with their new, exclusive IMSA contract. Bring on the classic C5-C7.R liveries!

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  1. Seems awfully expensive for a model. I have a few Corvette and other 1/18 scale metal models that were less than $30 and are quite accurate and complete.

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