Mercedes has revealed the coolest model vehicle ever

Mercedes Actross model truck

Topping our list of ‘stuff we absolutely need to have on display in the office’ today and forever more, is this new model from Mercedes-Benz. It’s a 1:18 scale car transporter.

Mercedes has collaborated with model car manufacturer NZG to bring to life this glorious 1:18 scale model of the Mercedes Actros compete with trailer. The standard scale for HGVs is 1:50, so this is a little out of the ordinary.

It took 10 months to develop and is made up of 500 individual components. Of those components, 167 are made of zinc. There are 32 etched parts held together with 225 screws, tools and pins.

Mercedes Actross model truck

It’s got total articulation, replicating every movement the full-size vehicle can make. It’s 22.5cm wide, 13.7cm high and, in total, is 113cm long. It also weighs a hefty 10 kilograms. As standard, it comes in black, although the Edition 1 item comes with black highlights over silver. Very attractive… 

Mercedes Actross model truck

It would be harsh to say that a transporter is only as cool as the cars it’s transporting. In the case of this scale model, that’s absolutely not the case. The E63, AMG GT 63, CLS, GLE, X-Class and A-Class only add to the cool factor.

A number of other cars are also available. Take your pick from the above, plus a G-Class, 450 SEL 6.9, Pagoda W113 SL, 300 SL, a 300 W 186 and many more. We’d swap out the GLE, X-Class and A-Class for the 450, Pagoda and 300SL, thanks…

Mercedes Actross model truck

Of course, with the moving parts, these cars can be ‘driven’ off with fully movable levels on the trailer. Not that this is a toy for playing with…

Mercedes Actross model truck

So what price for what may be the coolest model vehicle on sale? It won’t be cheap, especially if you plan on ‘transporting’ a few other model cars, for which you’ll also have to fork out…

Everything pictured will set you back over £1,500. For just the Actros, tractor and trailer, it’ll be over £1,100. The model cars range from £68 to £103. Six of those can easily add another £500 to 600 to your bill.

Mercedes Actross model truck

Still, can you put a price on this much coolness?

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