Lotus 72E 1973 #2 Ronnie Peterson with Driver Figurine in the Cockpit
Model Cars are manufactured to various scales based on measurements taken from their real road going equivalents.
In Australia, the most popular scale is 1:18, or in simple terms, a model 18 times smaller than its road going equivalent. A 1:18 scale model is about the same length as a tissue box. Biante also manufacture model cars in 1:12, 1:43 and 1:64 scale.
Remember however, just because the models get smaller, doesnt mean their detail is reduced. All models produced by Biante are designed to be collectors items and as such, are not suitable for small children as they do contain small parts.
Here is a rough guide to the size of model cars although this will vary depending on the size of the actual vehicle being replicated:
1:12 - 40cm long X 17 winds X 12cm high.
1:18 - 25cm long x 11cm wide x 7cm high.
1:43 - 11cm long x 3.5cm wide x 3cm high.
1:64 - 7.5cm long x 2.5cm wide x 1.5cm high.
Always remember, the higher the scale, the smaller the model.