Lamley Studio: Mini GT Chevrolet Corvette C8

The ambush is coming. The C8 Corvette will be everywhere. And I am not talking about the roads.

Matchbox, Hot Wheels, Auto World, and Mini GT have all announced theirs. Numerous other brands that I don’t collect have assuredly done the same. A mid-engine Vette was of course big news, and it was a sure thing that the diecast manufacturers were going to do their take. Matchbox went stock, so did Auto World, and Hot Wheels went racing.

Mini GT? True to form, they are doing several. The stock is coming first, with more versions following. But today let’s focus on the stock Vettes.

I took these photos who knows how long ago. Covid has creating a void in time, so i can’t remember at all. But these two prototypes were sent by Mini GT for me to show, and once I was done with them I sent them back. The video happened, now the photos. The actual production models might look a little different.

I’ve said it before, but I wouldn’t call myself a huge fan of the real C8. There are some detail queues that don’t agree with my eyes, but I have totally reserved the right to change my mind. Sometimes it just takes time, and a few models in the collection. These Mini GT models started my path to liking this car.

Hard to not like the Vette looking at those two. MIni GT will start with these two colors. Black with standard silver rims, and red with black rims. The looks are different, but the models equally cool. And these are a great place to start.

Here is one of the reasons I added Mini GT to my list of brands to collect:

It seems that once they decide to take on a particular car, they really explore it. Look at the numerous versions of the Lamborghini Huracan, or Nissan GT-R, or the playful Defender 110. Stock to Liberty Walk to Pandem to racing. Upcoming models like the Bugatti Chiron and Ford GT will get a plethora of versions as well. Mix that commitment to variety with a dedication to realism and you have a must-have brand. And it is going to keep getting better. Think the premium option that sits between Hot Wheels’ playfulness and Matchbox’s realism. It is a good place to be.

I don’t know the exact dates the Vettes will hit, but they are coming. I get the sense they will be must-haves for many of you.

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