Another one of my favourite concept cars, because this one is simply out of space.
I thought that this was an easy one... I was so wrong! It looks easy to build, with its clean lines, but the angles make it difficult. Well, the result is still quite pleasing.
About this creation
The front, a lot more difficult than expected!
It was hard to keep the angles right AND the look of the Quasar.
The result did'nt turn out as good as I wanted, but it works for me.
Love the silhouette of this car, like a speedy Star Trek shuttlecraft!
Now we're getting to the rear. The part of the build, I like the most.
It's built in 7-wide instead of 6-wide, like the front, because of the lack of a fitting half long fender.
Only this way the Speed Champions wheels could be completely covered.
The whole open rear section is a pretty cool thing on this car, especially with these two big chrome coloured exhaust pipes!
The chrome grills on the left resemble the intercooler for the 600bhp(!) four-cylinder engine based on the Group B "205 T16" rally car, seen on the opposite side.
Of course a minifigure fits inside.
Comfy red leather.
Futuristic (for 1984) LCD instruments, yaaaay!
Engine detail shot. I'm glad that I could include the stiffening struts.
They are a nice detail, imo.
An older version of my Quasar posing together with my Nardo.It's hard to believe that these two cars are 17 years apart!
For reference pics and some story about it check this site:
Once again you did a great job putting together such a sweet MOC, and also introduced me to a new car. Your model does really match the shaping and looks of the real thing, and does surely look great! I've also found the, real car really interesting and beautiful, it pretty much says 80's all over it! I also find really interesting how amongst all the futuristic design of the exterior, it's designers managed to put on it the Peugeot 205 taillights on it - quite an interesting way to connect it to their production contemporary models.
This is ace! This has to be the first time anyone has attempted a minifig scale Quasar! I think I used to have a Matchbox toy of one as a kid. I'll be building some more Speed Champions inspired cars in the future. Especially since the SC theme is getting another wave and the new wheel arch pieces are coming out in blue, yellow, black and green this year.