Revell’s made a bunch of Torino’s before and have made a couple since, the ’69 Torino Talladega, the ’70 Torino Cobra, the ’76 Starsky & Hutch Torino and then there’s this one.
Based on the older yet more correct version by Pro Modeler and Monogram, which featured their fixed take on a slightly older Monogram Torino kit which had a couple of errors on the body. But in typical Pro Modeler fashion it caught some really nice extras like extremely high standard molding and some photo-etched parts.
This one’s the more recently published version of the kit by Revell, still including the photo-etched parts and the two in one build of the kit. The PE parts are the grille GT logo,
the side trim line, Torino logo for the rear fender, the GT emblems above the side intakes and the honeycomb pattern over the tail light. These all could’ve just been extra decals,
but the fact that they’re PE just shows the extra effort they’ve made into making this one a step above the rest.
The 2-in-1 part of the build involves the factory stock version with the two-toned stripes that run on the sides(that I didn’t include cause the 1970 Torino didn’t generally come in black) for every factory stock color combo and a drag version with red/orange/yellow stripes and sponsor logos and such.
There’s not a whole lot of optional stuff for the drag version but the bits that are there are very nicely detailed such as Ford Motorsport branded rocker covers, rollcage, raised rear suspension, separate set of rims and M/T sponsored drag slicks.
Interior quality is superb as well, with some decals for the wood paneling and all the dash panels. It could just be a left-over of Pro Modeler’s standards but man, this is really just a step above anything I’ve seen so far from Revell. Even the ’68 Dodge Dart wasn’t as detailed as this and I still hold that one as one of the best out there.
The engine is a damn beauty to behold, the 429 Cobra Jet’s giant air filter’s there but you can also slap on the more compact drag alternative. It’s a nice and crowded engine bay that’s got all the bits and pieces that should be there, nothing’s left out.
All in all, this is one of the finest Revell kits I’ve had my hands on. Everything fit as it should, there’s a ton of bits and pieces to work with, it’s hyper detailed and it has nice PE parts as a extra which I happily take.
’70 Ford Torino GT specifications:
Skill Level: 3
Molded in: White