First - many of you may have heard the A100 style bucket seats and the plain steel wheels didn't make the cut. This is true. We're already working with aftermarket vendors to fill in the gaps so these should be available by the time the kits hit the shelves. While this may be a disappointment for many I believe it's not a deal breaker, just something that requires a bit of modeling know-how.
Now that that is out of the way, let's move on:
This kit is a two in one, meaning you can build it as a stock Dart GTS or as the Hemi Dart. Several parts trees were added to the original kit, making this more of a continuation of the Dart kit line rather than a separate kit of its own.
Here we see the stock body along with both the stock hood and the drag hood and scoop.
The scoop comes with three support struts molded in. The scoop was just placed on the hood for this picture, it fits much better than this pictures indicates.
There has been talk of the rear wheel opening shape and a cut line on the body for that wheel opening. Here I've highlighted the scribed line on the inside of the body with black marker to make it show up more clearly for the photo. This line marks where you'll need to cut or grind to open the wheel well to match the lines on the Hemi Dart. As many have speculated this was done in an effort to save money and to allow the body to be used for future releases requiring the stock wheel opening.
Two floor pans are included, one flat and one with the molded in factory console.
On the right is the stock rear bumper with the molded in rear trunk molding. Since the race car did not use that molding Revell tooled up a new rear bumper and a filler panel for the rear trunk panel.
Here we see the stock wheel covers on the right along with generic Cragar style mags on the left. The supplied tires are four generic street tires and two M&H Racemaster Slicks with sidewall markings.
This tree is new to this release and includes the roll bar, Dana rear axle, race headers and pipes. The original 8 3/4" differential in still in the kit. You'll need that if you're building a car with an automatic trans or the original Magnum motor. Hemi cars with four speeds got the Dana, Hemi automatic equipped cars got the smaller diff.
Edited by Len Carsner, 08 July 2010 - 05:28 PM.