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Avant Slot Subaru STi new liveries - Elfyn Evans & Travis Pastrana
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Avant Slot have just announced two new liveries on their Subaru Impreza STi platform...

       

The Pirelli and Red Bull sponsors look great, but there's much more behind the colour schemes...

   

Ten year's ago, Elfyn Evans drove this Group N TEG Sport Impreza STi N15 in the British Rally Championship. The high-profile drive was Evan's reward for winning the 2010 Pirelli Star Driver Shoot-out - two days of tests and assessments at the Sweet Lamb complex near Aberystwyth. The 22-year-old's first event in the Subaru was the Rallye Sunseeker International, based around Bournemouth - Evans and co-driver Andrew Edwards finished third...



Evans and Andrews went on to win the Bulldog International Rally in North Wales and the International Rally Yorkshire to finish runners-up to 2011 champion David Bogie. It's a great choice for a livery - Evans having just missed out on the WRC title in 2020 and remains one of the favourites for this year's championship. My only reservation is the lack of any spoiler at the back of the roof. It's only a small one, but it needs to be there. The lack of a hood scoop I can cope with.


   

Travis Pastrana's Red Bull Impreza STi is an all-action, multi-disciplinary show-stopper - in a similar vein to the Ken Block Fiesta and forth-coming Escort Cosworth produced by SCX. These models are designed to appeal to a wider audience than the ardent rally fan. Like Block, Pastrana does compete in rallies - and is a four-time Rally America champion - but that's only one string to his bow. Pastrana is as comfortable and successful on two wheels as four. The Red Bull STi has also been seen in action in rally cross, high-profile stunt shows and hillclimb events...



A Red Bull livery is always going to sell well on a slot car - and the link with competitor / performer / TV personality Pastrana makes it a good choice for Avant Slot.

Both cars are expected this summer, likely to be limited editions (when they are gone, they're gone) and will retail in the UK around the £65 - £75 mark.
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Fantastic report about both Subaru's.
Well done,

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Avant Slot have just released photos of the two test samples...

   
   

They're looking good - and are due for release "by the end of the summer".
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Great to see new stuff from Avant, they tend to be overshadowed by other small manufacturers.
Nice Subarus.

Leo

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Due to ship 'late this month or early next', here are the production versions ready to go...

       

They do look very nice indeed. Both Pendles and Top Slots n Trains have them on pre-order.

And don't forget the UK-exclusive Cosworth version...

   

Possibly arriving at the same time.
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(16th-Sep-21, 11:42 AM)woodcote Wrote:  Due to ship 'late this month or early next', here are the production versions ready to go...



They do look very nice indeed. Both Pendles and Top Slots n Trains have them on pre-order.

And don't forget the UK-exclusive Cosworth version...



Possibly arriving at the same time.
They look nice.  The co-driver is a nice touch.  I assume they are analog only.
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That Cosworth does it for me!

I love puttering with gears
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