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This is a scale model kit to be assembled by an adult; it includes all the parts as indicated, but it does not include glue or paints.
The resin casts of this kit are simply perfect
, there is no other possible qualifier. The rims are anodized, machine milled and CNC turned
(of course, as are the lug nuts on the rims), it includes a lot of tiny turned and machined metal
parts, clear resin
parts for the hydraulic fluid reservoirs, fabric for the harnesses, the engine completely exploded in great detail, executed in white metal and with moving parts, wood for the flat bottom, hundreds of photo-etched parts, instructions with full color 3D illustrations
, and much, much more... Are you sure you don't want one?
Additional details for the McLaren Honda MP4/4
model car kit:
- Manufactured by Model Factory Hiro in 1/12 scale with reference MFH-K391 (also listed as 4571102323916, K391 and K-391).
- Belongs to the McLaren Racing Limited Team.
- Raced at the Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Mexican Formula 1 Grand Prix and the San Marino Formula 1 Grand Prix in 1988.
- Includes photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions.
- Package measures 200 mm x 320 mm x 80 mm (width x depth x height), weighting 1200 g (review pending).
- Box barcode 4571102323916 (GTIN/EAN)
- Featured in newsletter 531.
The McLaren-Honda MP4/4 is one of the most successful Formula One cars of all time. Powered by Honda's RA168E 1.5-litre V6 turbo engine, and driven by Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna, it was used by McLaren in the 1988 season. It was one of the few new single-seaters introduced that season, with most teams, like Ferrari, Lotus, Arrows or Tyrrell using evolved versions of the previous season to focus on the development of new single-seaters for the 1989 season, when the use of turbocharged engines would be prohibited.
Honda thus changed its partner in F1, ceasing to equip Williams and starting to motorize McLaren single-seaters, whose TAG-Porsche engines had become obsolete.
The car was designed by American engineer Steve Nichols, with Gordon Murray, as technical director, in charge of liaising between the drawing office and the production section.
The combination of the MP4/4 chassis with the Honda engine became one of the most dominant Formula One cars ever built, winning all but one race of the 1988 season (the one held at the Monza circuit), as well as all but one of the pole positions (that of the GP held at Silverstone) and, of course, won both titles, with the drivers' title going to Ayrton Senna, with 8 wins to the 7 achieved by his teammate Alain Prost.
This item is not suitable for children under 18 years old. SpotModel recommend this item for advanced modellers and professionals with high experience on building cars and bikes. Read carefully all instructions.