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Raceland Gold Edition made by Spark 1/43rd scale. Special limited edition of 300 pieces, individually numbered, special Raceland packaging. High quality resincast model car with photo etched parts 1/43rd scale. Model size approximately 10 cm.Manufacturer ref. no.: RS1608EAN: 9580006532312The German touring car championship run after liberal Group 5 regulations had more and more mutated into a silhouette prototype series by the end of 1979 and the 1980 Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft season saw another arms race in Division 2. The normally aspirated 2-litre cars were nearly humbled by the 1.4 litre turbos of the Gr. 5 BMW 320, Zakspeed Capri, Lancia Beta Montecarlo and Ford Escort. The supercharged BMW Turbo was said to deliver around 450 hp. In Formula 1 it would even be more than 1,000 hp a few years later.Swiss businessman Walter Brun had succeeded in contracting his French sponsor for one more year. The French champagne dynasty of Abel Lepitre had promoted their products on BrunÛs BMW 320 and BMW M1 the year before already. With money from the Reims vineyards Walti Brun could afford one of the ultra-flat Schnitzer BMW 320 Turbo cars for 1980. Suddenly he was able to race among the works drivers and indeed managed three podium finishes that year, one of them being the Nuremberg 200 Miles at the Norisring.
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