The powerful Subaru Forester STI SG9 in 1/18 scale model replica
In many respects, the Subaru Forester STI 2007 is a special 1:18 scale model car for us.
First, this car shares the same famous / typical bonnet scoop that we already used to reproduce our previous scale model car success : the Subaru Impreza GT Turbo.
Then, the real Subaru Forester STI SG9 was only produced and available for sale in right hand drive version. So this compact crossover SUV is the very first right hand drive scale model car developed by DNA Collectibles!
Enough with the emotional justifications... let’s be technical now and analyse this beauty in details, starting with the exterior of the miniature car.
As usual, after running a poll to ask our community for their wishes, our Subaru Forester STI is available in 3 colors : Obsidian Black Pearl, WR Blue Mica and Aspen White.
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STI stands for “Subaru Tecnica International'' which corresponds to the special racing division of Subaru. And you cannot miss that this car is a STI version because it is literally sticked everywhere around the car : on the right and the left rear bumper, on the corner side of the perforated front grill next to the Subaru logo, on the front driver’s and passenger’s door, and finally on the trunk below the Forester badge.
If we keep focusing on the rear of the car, note that we applied an aluminum insert just below the trunk window to make it as realistic as possible. The rear tail lights are very specific (transparent glass with the circular central light inside) and are highly inspired from the Lexus IS200 which kind of launched a fashion of Lexus Lights during the 2000’s (and for example, also applied on the Honda Civic Type R that we already produced in the past). To finish with the rear of the scale model car, we perfectly replicated the single chromed exhaust pipe.
The wheels also need to specially highlight with the very well reproduced 18 inch aluminum rims and the Golden brake calipers with the Brembo logo integrated, only used for extreme testosterone cars.
From now on, we can scrutinize the interior of the car which presents very interesting features.
The bicolor Black and Grey cockpit harmoniously blends with the body color. As said earlier, we developed this miniature model as a right hand drive, just like the real Subaru Forester STI SG9. The dashboard and the central console reveal fantastic tiny details such as the precision of the counters, the tiny buttons where you can actually see the writings and logos on it. The cockpit also integrates several added separate parts (instead of moulding everything into one piece) like the sportive 3 spokes steering wheel with the STI logo integrated, the 6 speed gear lever, the hand brake, the 3 large air conditioning and vent buttons of the central console, and the central mirror.
Some “fierce attitude” is brought by the magnificent Recaro bucket seats with the STI logo integrated once again.
The seatbelts are made of real fabric and the buckles are photo-etched parts!