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Tamiya Porsche 911 GT1 Kit

Ref: TAM-24186

Quick Overview

Ready to assemble 1/24 scale precision plastic model kit based on the Porsche 911 GT1.
£25.00

Availability: In stock

Details

Static display model for decoration around the track or to convert into a 1/24 scale slot car.

  • Ready to assemble precision model kit
  • Complete exterior and interior detailing
  • Complete engine bay detail
  • Realistic rubber like tyres
  • Includes decals
  • Cement and paint not included

Tamiya's scale models possess such intricate detail that they are often described as "museum items". These models are nearly perfect replicas of full-size objects, shrunken down to a smaller scale. Through the process of assembling, painting and finishing these accurate models by hand, one is provided with a unique "three-dimensional" insight into the shape and vast detail of the full-sized object at a mere glance....

About the Porsche 911 GT1

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.

Additional Information

Ref TAM-24186
Brand Tamiya
Scale 1/24
Body Material No
Assembly No

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