The Audi 200 Avant 20V quattro: an avant-garde model from the 90s
DNA Collectibles proposes more than scale model cars for sale… We bring you into our universe where every car has an interesting story to tell, and we cautiously select each model also from an emotional point of view to reproduce exclusive and limited series. Why the Audi 200 Avant 20V quattro? We really like the typical 90s avant-garde spirit incarnated by this model. Indeed, plenty of interesting features are quite rare and reserved for high end cars of this period, such as the electronic and automatic climate control, the 4 electric windows, the heated seats, the electric mirrors, the leather upholstery, a good stereo system… Kind of common nowadays, but very fancy at the time!
Never reproduced before at 1/18 scale, it was an opportunity for us to replicate this wonderful Audi 200 Avant 20V quattro in a high end miniature car.
Available in 4 different body colors (Perlmutt White, Lago Blue, Cayenne Red, Brilliant Black), the paint job is fantastic.
Let’s have a look at the front of the scale model car. The engraved headlights and fog lights bring a fantastic realism rendering. The perforated front grill, from which you can see the radiator behind, integrates the chromed Audi logo and the “quattro” label.
To bounce on the last sentence, your future Audi 200 Avant 20V quattro scale model car replica offers a beautiful chrome pack on the following parts:
- The lines surrounding the front grill
- The lip on the top front bumper
- The roof rack
- The lines surrounding the side windows
- Along the black mat side protections and the Audi badge on it
- On the trunk with the Audi 200 and quattro 20V inscriptions and Audi logo
- The dual exhaust pipe
Let’s move to the side of the car to see the finely replicated flat 6 spokes rims integrating the Audi logo on the center caps. We chose to add as separate parts the door handles, roof rack and turning signal lights to be as realistic as possible.
It is time to have a look at the rear of the car. Another “must have” from the 90s, a reflector panel was integrated between the rear lights. A quirk of the design regarding this model is the spoiler splitting the rear window in 2 parts! This particular design has been used again later for the Audi A2 which was also perfectly reproduced by DNA Collectibles. Cherry on the cake, the “quattro” logo has been integrated into the small lower window glass. What a nice touch!
The cockpit harmoniously combines light grey and black tones with wooden inserts along the dashboard, on the gear knob, and on the door panels. Keep in mind that in the 90s, wooden inserts were considered as the ultimate sophistication trim.
The dashboard and the central console are very detailed. Like in the real car, if you have a close look, the instrument cluster displays no less than 7 gauges! For instance, there are gauges monitoring the battery voltage, the oil pressure and temperature... Kind of unusual compared to any other car from this period, and also prove that this is a performance focus car.
We didn’t miss a thing! Even the differential locking button between the 2 front seats is accurately reproduced. We added plenty of separate parts for the best final rendering :
- The steering wheel with the Audi logo and inscription engraved
- The commodos where sharp eyes can even read the printed indications
- The central mirror
- The chromed door handles
- The armrests
- The headrests
Finally and as usual, the seat belts are made of real fabric and the buckles are photo etched parts. No savings on accuracy to ensure the perfect replica!