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14Mercedes drastically reduces size of S-Class with new model cars

Mercedes-Benz takes its all-new S-Class quite seriously, even by German standards. So it shouldn't come as a shock that even a scale-model Sonderklasse is carefully crafted. The miniatures in question cover the 2014 S-Class and come courtesy of three brands, in three different sizes, and are available through the Mercedes-Benz Collection.

46Are you the next BMW X5?

Who knew that diecast model makers could be such a good source of leaks? Less than a month after a diecast model 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA in China, someone overseas at Diecast Empire or Jadi Modelcraft could get a bath in boiling oil for leaking uncamouflaged images of the next-generation BMW X5.

81:1 scale model parts tree of Aston Martin's 1959 Le Mans winner is stunning

Every once in a while, we come across an automotive tchotchke that makes us go, "Oh. Wow." This is one of them. A work of art produced by Evanta Motor Company – the same that produces the arrestingly gorgeous DB4GT rebody. It's a model of the Aston Martin DBR1/2 that Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori drove to a Le Mans win in 1959. The awesomeness: it is a 1:1 scale model on a parts tree. Yes, as in a life-sized, 20.8-feet long and 11.3-feet high, weighing between 1,100 and 1,320 pounds.

97Lamborghini Aventador 1:8 scale model costs 12 times the real thing [w/exclusive photos]

When it comes to objects of automotive lust, few tip the scales further than the Lamborghini Aventador. Naturally, most mere mortals (like us) can't come up with nearly enough expendable income to ever fulfill the dream of owning an actual, drivable toy like that.

1Honda CR-Z Convertible available... as a diecast model

Are you clamoring for a droptop version of the Honda CR-Z hybrid? We didn't think so. But even so, just because Honda won't build you one (though that hasn't been ruled out completely) doesn't mean you can't get your kicks elsewhere.

15Honda CR-Z Convertible available... as a diecast model

Are you clamoring for a droptop version of the Honda CR-Z hybrid? We didn't think so. But even so, just because Honda won't build you one (though that hasn't been ruled out completely) doesn't mean you can't get your kicks elsewhere.

16Worth the Paper Cuts: Cardboard Honda NSX racer assembly shots are awesome

Epson papercraft Honda NSX build – Click either image for high-res gallery

14Video: Sickest model car lighting kits ever

Modell-Lichtsystem die-cast model lighting kits – Click above to watch video

15Bring the Toys! Tamiya reissues the Hotshot

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5Celebrating cars in 1:1 scale

Here at Autoblog we like to highlight any connection automotive connections that reach back across the ages to our youth. For some of us that's fawning over pics of Optimus Prime in toy form, while for others it's reaching even farther back to recall the painstaking assembly of plastic toy model cars on the coffee table of your family's living room.

71:87 scale 1981 Ford Escort brings back the memories

click above image to get a closer view of this 1:87 scale 1981 Ford Escort

AddStudents' solar-car skills showcased in Australia

Australian students take their model solar cars seriously! Look at the size and detail that went into the winning entry from Merrivale Primary school located in New South Wales. The news account said the car was made from a carbon fiber frame and balsa wood. Observers said it was under control at all times, never coming off the 100-yard, figure-8 track. Fastest time was 19.02 seconds. I've seen photos of American solar model car races on the web and none of the cars pictured come close to the el

AddHigh School students head to model hydrogen fuel cell car challenge this weekend

The Department of Energy and GM are coordinating a weekend’s worth of competition for high school students from across the country. The National Science Bowl (NSB) features all the tense competition of the question and answer science bowl sessions and al the excitement of a car race (see photo, and always remember that science is a blast).

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