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Tamiya toy car turned into life-size model

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Unlike Hot Wheels, which builds 1:64 scale replicas of famous cars, Tamiya chose to create a life-size version of its popular toy car as part of Japan Cup Mini 4WD 2015. 

This functional Aero Avante is equipped with a 1.6L engine – instead of running on AA batteries – and can reach speeds of 180 km/h. 

This isn’t a first for Tamiya, however. The company previously built the Wild Willy Jeep and the Beetle-based Sand Scorcher.