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.
At last! And the fact is that we had been waiting for a long time for the re-edition of this Tamiya classic at 1/12 scale, with its beautiful 6-cylinder V-turbo engine
perfectly reproduced with its characteristic metallic blue cylinder heads. A single-seater that allowed Jabouille to achieve victory in the Grand Prix of his country, France, held at the Dijon-Prenois circuit. This re-edition also comes with photoetches
, and with the decals printed by Cartograf
. Do not lose this chance!
Additional details for the Renault Gordini RE20 Turbo
car scale model kit:
The Renault RE20 was the single-seater used by the Renault team in the 1980 season in the Formula 1 World Championship. The car was already designed under the ground effect concept by the engineers Francois Castaing and Michel Tétu. The engine used was the 1.5L turbocharged Renault Gordini EF1, which in the 1981 season produced 520bhp, which was about 50bhp more than the famous 3.0L Cosworth DFV V8 engine still used by a large number of teams, although it was somewhat below the power achieved by the new turbocharged engine used by Ferrari, which generated about 560 hp. During the season the engineers mainly focused on improving engine reliability, which was the RE20 biggest handicap. And since it was a French single-seater, it stands to reason that the tires used by the Renault were supplied by Michelin. The name RE also referred to the team's main sponsor, ELF, RE being the acronym for Renault ELF.
The team's drivers for the 1980 season were both of French nationality, with Jean-Pierre Jabouille and René Arnoux driving the RE20 in 1980, while in 1981 Jabouille was replaced by a young Alain Prost, who had made his debut in the Formula One with McLaren the previous season.
In the 1980 season the Renault RE20 achieved three Grand Prix victories. Arnoux won the races in Brazil and South Africa, while Jabouille was the winner of the Austrian Grand Prix.
The first five races of the 1981 season were also completed with the RE20, albeit in an evolved version called the RE20B, before being replaced by the Renault RE30.
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.