The Real-Life Modern Wheeljack

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  1. malcontentman

    malcontentman Cybertronian James Cagney TFW2005 Supporter

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    Original "LANCIA" Stratos:

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    New "LANCIA" Stratos:

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    Ok, I love the look and color schemes of Le Mans/Rally race cars so naturally
    G1 Jazz and Wheeljack where two my favorite alt modes growing up. Jazz being a Porche 935 with the sponsor "Martini" and Wheeljack a Lancia Stratos "Alitalia", which is an Italian airline. At the end of last year around December 2010, manufacturer, Lancia, unveiled the revived Stratos with a new and modern, but completely familiar design. This is the real-life 2010-2011 Wheeljack. This guy should have been in TF3: DOTM as Wheeljack himself.

    What do you think of the new look?




    Video: (The "Alitalia" is at 00:44 sec.)

    Link: Impressions from the New Stratos on the Circuit Paul Ricard on Vimeo

    Motortrend Article:

    Link: New Lancia Stratos Gets Vintage-Inspired Paint Scheme - WOT
     
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  2. Coldiron

    Coldiron Well-Known Member

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    I like it. I am already a huge fan of the OG. The model without the body kit. I would be happy to have either in my stable.
     
  3. KnightHawkke

    KnightHawkke A Man, Who Does Not Exist. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Well hell, he actually does look Classics ready with that newer sleeker body style :lol 
     
  4. malcontentman

    malcontentman Cybertronian James Cagney TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm cool with the new Tracks mold repaint I guess but I would love to have a WJ that looked like this. I might wait for them to release a 1:24 or a 1:18 GIJOE scale model and kitbash it :inquisiti 
     
  5. The_Black_Sheep

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    Now that's what I call a Wheeljack for the 21st Century! I remember the first time I saw pics of the new Stratos on the web, I immediately pictured it in the 70's rally paintjob - & once again kicking ass in the WRC. Wheeljack never looked so good... :lol 
     
  6. nemesisconvoy

    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot

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    I think you could get me to play with that for a while!!!
     
  7. Wheeljack35

    Wheeljack35 Well-Known Member

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    I love the origional :) 
     
  8. ILoveDinobot

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    So beautiful
     
  9. Tripredacus

    Tripredacus K-Mart-ian Legend

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    Interesting on the second link is the Marlboro car too.
     
  10. Prowl 2009

    Prowl 2009 A Decepticons Downfall

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    Love it! Too bad it's limited release and super expensive. Also, I doubt if it'll show it's face in North America, my guess is European Market Exclusive.

    Still, so pretty!

    Hey, Michael Bay, if you're looking for an alt mode for Movie-verse Wheeljack, well here's your sign!
     
  11. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    I hope this shows up on Top Gear.
     
  12. Vince

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    Both are awesome cars that are full of character, though personally I prefer the red rims over the yellow.
     
  13. malcontentman

    malcontentman Cybertronian James Cagney TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yes, preferably on the UK series.
     
  14. destrongerlupus

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    Here's hoping for a re-shell-friendly-scale model or kit ASAP :) 

    GORGEOUS..
     
  15. Murasame

    Murasame CHIMICHANGAS

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    Jazz wasn't a 911, it was a 925.
     

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