DJR Team Penske has announced a partnership with Biante Model Cars to produce die-cast model cars in various scales for the 2016 season. This partnership re-unites Biante with the iconic Ford V8 Supercar team and will further compliment an existing program of producing historic models that fit within the Biante Dick Johnson Collection.
Development on the 1:18 scale DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon FGX V8 Supercar is underway and will be produced in die-cast alloy with fully opening parts, other than the boot. This has been a feature of the current Biante Next Generation V8 Supercar models. The DJR Team Penske Falcon FG X will be seen in a number of livery designs as well as a full range of scales from the 1:18 range through to 1:43 and 1:64 sizes.
DJR Team Penske Managing Director Ryan Story said, “Biante has set the standard in die-cast models in Australia over many years. We are very pleased to be rebuilding our partnership with Biante and look forward to seeing our 2016 range of liveries for Scott Pye and Fabian Coulthard’s Falcons represented in this range.”
General Manager of Biante Model Cars, William Hall, is excited to bring a Ford V8 Supercar back into the Biante range for collectors; “We are honored to be working with DJR Team Penske as their model car supplier for the 2016 season. Not only does it re-join the Biante / Dick Johnson connection for the V8 Supercar range, but it also presents a great opportunity for us to bring a current Ford model back into our product range which is something we wanted for Ford fans. Ironically our last V8 Supercar championship winning car produced by Biante was for DJR when James Courtney won the 2010 title in his FG, so hopefully it’s the start of something special.”
Full details of the range will be made available later in 2016.