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Porsche 911 GT1

Porsche 911 GT1

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This is a 1/24 scale plastic model assembly kit of a Porsche 911 GT1 Rally car. Please Note: Models are supplied unpainted and some assembly may be required. One Model kit supplied. One of the most prestigious and grueling racing events held is the "Le Mans 24 Hour Endurance Race". It...

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    This is a 1/24 scale plastic model assembly kit of a Porsche 911 GT1 Rally car.

    Please Note: Models are supplied unpainted and some assembly may be required.

    One Model kit supplied.

    One of the most prestigious and grueling racing events held is the "Le Mans 24 Hour Endurance Race". It has brought excitement and pleasure to motorsports enthusiasts worldwide, ever since it was first held in 1923.

    In 1996 Porsche, who had been idle in motorsport competitions as a works team since their withdrawal in 1988, announced their intention to come back to the Le Mans 24 hour endurance race with their latest Porsche 911 GT1. Although the styling of the GT1 retains some resemblance with their conventional 911, it is not the usual 911 but a highly advanced pure racing version. The low and sleek body shell was a product of numerous wind tunnel experiments. An air intake on the roof and air outlets at either side of the rear contribute to obtain outstanding aerodynamics. Its 3.2 liter water cooled, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine produces and awesome 600 plus horsepower output, coupled with twin-turbochargers. The rear suspension has long A arms connected directly onto the gear case via pushrods just like formula cars. Front and rear 18 inch wheels are fitted with wide racing slicks, and power assisted carbon discs with ABS provide positive stopping power.

    In spite of its exceptionally short developing period of only 8 months, the Porsche 911 GT1 gained respectable second and third places in the 1996 Le Mans event, bringing motorsport glory back again to Porsche.

    This Racing Car Series presents the opportunity to enjoy the building of popular cars at your leisure. Racing cars and prominent sports cars are precisely reproduced. The interiors are accurate and realistic. The cars in this series are easy to build, without sacrificing any of the great realism that is the trademark of Tamiya models. As an introduction to building car models or for the entertainment of building a collection, this series is highly recommended.

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