REVIEW: OTTOmobile Audi S8 •

REVIEW: OTTOmobile Audi S8

This is the second OttOmobile car to arrive in two weeks, and I just received news the MKI Golf Pirelli just arrived as well… If you don’t know OttOmobile is French manufacture from based in France that specializes in 1:18 and 1:12 scale resin cars. Their models to date have all been sealed with such brands as Citroen, Peugeot, Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, and more. What makes them unique is the subject matter; they take on projects that the more established manufactures such as AUTOart, Kyosho, or Minichamps will not consider in 1:18 scale. They fill a niche market that seems to work, as most of there releases, which are limited editions sell-through.

The Audi S8 is limited to 1750 units. My biggest complaint with OttOmobile, which has been a theme with them lately is their lack of quality control. I’ve been presented a few models that leave you scratching your head as to why they ever left the factory. And the latest Audi S8 is no different, the first one I received had numerous paint defects with the chrome bits very suspect. The second had to be sourced from a third party as Otto claimed the model as sold out. Overall the execution is very good. The paint is very rich and glossy. The wheels (one of my personal favourites from Audi OEM) are done beautifully too. The interior seems well-appointed, and lives up to the 1:1. Enjoy the pics!





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4 Responses to "REVIEW: OTTOmobile Audi S8"

  1. Kais says:

    Dear sir, madame,

    Do you have any tip where this model can be purchased?
    I know that they are not manufactured anymore. But hopefully you still have some tips.
    I have see one or two on ebay, but the prices they ask are ridiculous amd way above my budget. I have been looking for years….hope you can help me out.

    Kind regards,


    • DS Team says:

      Hi, no tip. This article is from 2012, production on this was likely 1000 units. Wait until OttOmobile decides to issue an alternative colour or bite the bullet and pay the supply and demand retail if it’s that important to you. There could be a chance you’ll never see it again in scale. Cheers!

    • Kostas says:

      Hello Kais, Otto has recently released the 2nd version of this model car in dark green and prices are still low and reasonable. I have already the 1st version, the black one, but I also bought the dark green just a few days ago, because it is a gorgeous model car also in this colour!

      You can find it now in many retailers and also on Ebay. But you better hurry because as days go by, they sell rather quickly and as few ramain prices are starting to go up.

      Gool luck!

  2. Branko says:

    Hi. I just purchased the green variant. Ive been checking for a couple of years now trying to find the black one. 1750 made according to their website btw.

    I “caved” and got the green one even tho I really want the black… still very happy with my purchase so far tho (hasnt arrived yet)

    But every time i check Ebay theres only one black and its damaged. The rest online are listed green but with black pics making it more frustrating.

    Perhaps I need to check more frequently… Anyone interested in selling?
    The green was 120e with 15 shipping. Not bad imo

    Any thoughts appreciated.
    Good luck to all.

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