The latest review features GT Spirit’s 1:18 Porsche 911 (993) Carrera RS Club Sport. This time around I went for the non-club version. There is something about blue Porsches that makes me weak in the knees! This is my third GT Spirit model to date, and so far it has been a positive experience, though I’m still waiting for the missing decal from my 911 Targa…
The exterior, as with past GT Spirit models, is a work of art. Body lines mimic the original favorably. No issues with panel gaps or shutlines; as with all GT Spirit models, they are sealed and resin based. The Porsche blue paint work is flawless – so good that it might have been painted by an artisan of sorts. Front and rear grilles are solid pieces. Side markers and front indicators are clear, a different approach, as most I’ve seen are orange in colour.
Wheels aren’t the best to date. In my opinion, GT Spirit took a step back from the near perfect example found on their 911 (964) Carrera RS 3.8. Fix and finish are very good. The marks that were missed are the depth and offset; the diameter of the rim is a hair too big, though some may argue with me on that, but healthy debate is a good thing. Detailed calipers and rotors shine behind the wheels, and are executed well.
A miss on the previously reviewed 911 (964) Carrera RS 3.8 was the interior, it wasn’t polished enough. Well, GT Spirit have stepped it up here, even though the Carrera RS Club Sport is sparse interior wise (stripped down interior). Most, if not all, the required bits – roll cage, racing seats, seat-belt harness, dash and centre console – are all present and detailed nicely. Details down to the material straps to close the doors are present. Well done gents!
Not much going on motor wise as this piece is sealed. Flip the model over and you have a basic but adequate undercarriage. Highlights here are the exhaust components and GT Spirit limited edition numbering plate as the photos will show.
Overall, I’m quite impressed. The total package is near perfect, the minor miss here are the wheels. This one is a nice addition for me and the reason is that my collection consists of many models but the Porsche brand stakes the highest percentage. Some may find the UT Carrera RS a good substitute, and deservingly so, it is a very decent model based on age alone. Two thumbs up here, get one before they are all gone folks. Enjoy the pics!