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Alfa Romeo B.A.T. 5 1953 - grey - Ltd Edition

£225.95
A 1:18 scale resin model produced by Matrix, Fabulous detail, no opening parts
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The Alfa Romeo BAT (or Berlina Aerodinamica Tecnica) are a series of Italian concept cars. The cars originated from a joint collaboration project between Alfa Romeo and the Italian design house Bertone that began in 1953. Three cars were built: the BAT 5 in 1953, the BAT 7 in 1954, and finally the BAT 9 in 1955. All three cars were designed by Franco Scaglione
 
The BAT 5 was the first of the Bertone – Alfa Romeo BAT (Berlinetta Aerodynamica Tecnica) projects and was based on a study of aerodynamics. This Giuseppe “Nuccio” Bertone designed creation was first shown at the 1953 Turin Auto Show.
 
The shape of the front in fact aims to eliminate the problem of airflow disruption at high speeds. The design also aims to do away with any extra resistance generated by the wheels turning, as well as achieving a structure which would create the fewest possible air vortices. In practice these rigorous criteria would allow the car to reach 200 km/h (120 mph) with the 100 hp (75 kW) engine mounted as standard. The design that Bertone came up with was for an extremely light car (1,100 kg (2,400 lb)), with side windows at a 45 degree angle with respect to the body of the car and a large windscreen which blends in with the almost flat roof. The tail has a length-ways rear windscreen divided by a slim pillar, and two fins tapering upwards and slightly inwards. The car had a drag coefficient of 0,23
 
This 9″ long curbside model has a beautiful paint finish and photo etch details, and is quite limited. (Matrix)
 
New and sealed in its original packaging
 
Comes on a base with description in a display case, all in an outer card presentation box
 
An exquisite piece of motoring memorabilia
 
A must have for collectors
 
Would also make a perfect gift
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