Build it yourself Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Published: 29 December 2011

Doing a spot of last-minute shopping for my four-year-old, I was sorely tempted to buy this superb £40 build-it-yourself Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

Probably far too tricky for the boy but I would have loved to spend Christmas morning 'helping' him to put it together.

It's heartening that model makers are still switched on to the latest hot cars.

Car manufacturers sometimes bemoan how children nowadays are more excited by the latest smartphones than new car launches.

But I reckon if more detailed scale models of the hottest cars were distributed by Santa on the twenty-fifth, we might engender the next generation of petrolheads.

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By Chris Chilton

Contributing editor, ace driver, wit supplier, mischief maker