Greenlight’s model is an attractive reproduction of the Indy winner, with all the appropriate sponsor logos, from the main Target logo on the nose and sidepods, right down to the Huggies and Breathe Right stickers on the engine cover. Prominent on the air scoop above the driver’s head is the IZOD IndyCar series logo, the gas filler intake just below it on the car’s left side.
The paint job is excellent and the driver figure’s helmet accurately resembles Dario Franchitti’s helmet used on race day. There’s even a HANS device protecting his head and neck. The mirrors and rear wing look accurate too, and the engine cover is removable to reveal the Honda V8, again with appropriate labeling. The top of the engine cover and air intake are a reflective metallic material, much like on the real car.
Where the car looks a little less realistic is in the cockpit and the black plastic suspension parts. Plus the tires have “Indy 500” and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway logo stamped on them. The real tires do not. You also can see seams in the plastic tires. Those logos are likely to satisfy IMS as these cars are sold as official track souvenirs.
This model also was made to resemble the car after the race, with oil and rubber streaks up the nose and onto the sidepods, some collectors will like that, others not so much. While not to the standards of Carousel 1’s vintage Indy 500 cars, the Greenlight racer is a nice-looking display car whose detail reflects its $60 mid-range pricing. It also comes in a spectacularly detailed box showing the car and Franchitti. If you're looking to collect Indy winners, this is a good model at a reasonable price.
Product: #10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing, Dario Franchitti, 2010 Indy 500 Winner
Maker: Greenlight Collectibles
Stock No.: 08010
Rating: 3 stars
To read Mark Savage’s 1:1 car and truck reviews, please visit www.savageonwheels.com