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Scale kit to assemble the version of the Martini team that won the 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans
. A complete and detailed kit that includes white metal parts, resin parts, photo-etched parts, vacuum formed parts, turned metal parts, rubber tires with prepainted manufacturer's logos, decals, etc. Once assembled, the model allows you to remove the front and rear hoods, as well as the doors, leaving the complete interior and mechanical parts visible. This reference features a front hood with different air intakes
for the grilles compared to the previous season's version, in addition to vertical fins
that were mounted on the back of the rear hood to improve high-speed stability on the straights.
Additional details for the Porsche 917K
car scale model kit:
- Manufactured by Model Factory Hiro in 1/12 scale with reference MFH-K609 (also listed as 4571102326092, K609 and K-609).
- Belongs to the Martini International Racing Team.
- Raced at the 24 Hours Le Mans in 1971.
- Includes photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials and assembly instructions.
- Package measures 275 mm x 420 mm x 155 mm (width x depth x height), weighting 2591 g.
- Box barcode 4571102326092 (GTIN/EAN)
- Featured in newsletters 276, 279, 520 and 588.
The Porsche brand, and its ambitious head of development Ferdinand Piéch, had finally managed to win at Le Mans in 1970. Along with the win, Porsche also dominated the world sports car championship with the revised version of the 917K.
The following year, Porsche returned to Le Mans in full force. Of the 49 participants, 33 were vehicles from the Zuffenhausen brand, including three 917Ks, three 917LHs and the new and unique 917/20.
Always on the lookout for new ideas and technologies to reduce weight, Porsche had built a prototype with a magnesium tubular chassis, dressed it in Martini colors, and put two drivers at the controls who were not only extremely fast, but also particularly kind to the vehicle. These drivers were Helmut Marko and Gijs van Lennep, and driving the number 22 Porsche 917K they came to the finish line as winners after completing a whopping 397 laps. This meant setting the record for the distance traveled with 5,335.313 kilometers, a record that had to wait 39 years for it to be broken by an Audi R15 TDI in 2010.
To round off Porsche's success in 1971, another Porsche 917K, driven by Herbert Müller and Richard Attwood, finished the race in second place.
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.