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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, which can also be purchased separately at SpotModel!.
Scale kit to be able to assemble the versions of the Porsche 917K of the John Wyer Automotive Engineering team that raced in the events of the 24 hours of Le Mans and the 1000 km of Monza in 1971. A complete and detailed kit that includes white metal parts, parts resin, photo-etched, vacuum-formed, turned metal parts, rubber tires with pre-painted 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 has a different front hood than other teams' cars, with a central air intake under the front window and a different arrangement of the air outlets over the front wheels.

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We have always loved the story of how Porsche got the Porsche 917 to become stable on the straight at high speed, a problem that caused several drivers throughout 1969 to reject the option of getting into the car for fear of its uncontrollable reactions. To try to solve this, some secret test days were organized at the Zeltweg circuit in Austria, taking as a reference the best time that Jack Ickx had set in the 1000 km race the previous year with a Mirage Ford DFV. After many tests, in which the driver did two laps, and with infinite changes by the Porsche engineers in the configuration of the car at the level of suspensions, stabilizers, heights, etc., the lap times barely varied, and the 917 behavior problems continued. It was one of the guests at the tests, John Horsman, who attended as a representative of JWAE, one of the teams that was going to drive one of the Porsches in the 1970 season, who noticed the problem with the 917... thanks to the bugs! Horsman noticed how many bugs were clinging to the front of the car, while the rear was mostly clean. The airflow did not reach the rear of the car, which lost downforce in that area as speed increased. Horsman asked to make some modifications to the car, and although there was initially some hesitation from the Porsche engineers, he finally obtained the authorization. Together with one of his mechanics, they built a kind of wedge on the back of the car with what they found at hand. Despite the rudimentary nature of the graft, it worked! When the driver went out to test, the first surprise was that he didn't stop after two laps as planned, but instead kept driving several laps... he was delighted and finally enjoying how well the car was going! And besides, he cut the time by more than 3 seconds! Without even knowing it, the 917K was born.

SpotModel recommends this product exclusively for experienced professional modellers and collectors. Take appropriate precautions as this product is not a toy, it can be toxic and/or dangerous. Keep away from children. Use is not allowed for children under 14 years.

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Image 1: Porsche 917K John Wyer Automotive Engineering Team sponsored by Gulf - Monza 1000 Kilometres, 24 Hours Le Mans 1971 | Car scale model kit in 1/12 scale manufactured by Model Factory Hiro (ref. MFH-K610, also 4571102326108, K610 and K-610)Image 2: Porsche 917K John Wyer Automotive Engineering Team sponsored by Gulf - Monza 1000 Kilometres, 24 Hours Le Mans 1971 | Car scale model kit in 1/12 scale manufactured by Model Factory Hiro (ref. MFH-K610, also 4571102326108, K610 and K-610)Image 3: Porsche 917K John Wyer Automotive Engineering Team sponsored by Gulf - Monza 1000 Kilometres, 24 Hours Le Mans 1971 | Car scale model kit in 1/12 scale manufactured by Model Factory Hiro (ref. MFH-K610, also 4571102326108, K610 and K-610)Image 4: Porsche 917K John Wyer Automotive Engineering Team sponsored by Gulf - Monza 1000 Kilometres, 24 Hours Le Mans 1971 | Car scale model kit in 1/12 scale manufactured by Model Factory Hiro (ref. MFH-K610, also 4571102326108, K610 and K-610)Image 5: Porsche 917K John Wyer Automotive Engineering Team sponsored by Gulf - Monza 1000 Kilometres, 24 Hours Le Mans 1971 | Car scale model kit in 1/12 scale manufactured by Model Factory Hiro (ref. MFH-K610, also 4571102326108, K610 and K-610)Image 6: Porsche 917K John Wyer Automotive Engineering Team sponsored by Gulf - Monza 1000 Kilometres, 24 Hours Le Mans 1971 | Car scale model kit in 1/12 scale manufactured by Model Factory Hiro (ref. MFH-K610, also 4571102326108, K610 and K-610)Image 7: Porsche 917K John Wyer Automotive Engineering Team sponsored by Gulf - Monza 1000 Kilometres, 24 Hours Le Mans 1971 | Car scale model kit in 1/12 scale manufactured by Model Factory Hiro (ref. MFH-K610, also 4571102326108, K610 and K-610)Image 8: Porsche 917K John Wyer Automotive Engineering Team sponsored by Gulf - Monza 1000 Kilometres, 24 Hours Le Mans 1971 | Car scale model kit in 1/12 scale manufactured by Model Factory Hiro (ref. MFH-K610, also 4571102326108, K610 and K-610)Image 9: Porsche 917K John Wyer Automotive Engineering Team sponsored by Gulf - Monza 1000 Kilometres, 24 Hours Le Mans 1971 | Car scale model kit in 1/12 scale manufactured by Model Factory Hiro (ref. MFH-K610, also 4571102326108, K610 and K-610)Image 10: Porsche 917K John Wyer Automotive Engineering Team sponsored by Gulf - Monza 1000 Kilometres, 24 Hours Le Mans 1971 | Car scale model kit in 1/12 scale manufactured by Model Factory Hiro (ref. MFH-K610, also 4571102326108, K610 and K-610)Image 11: Porsche 917K John Wyer Automotive Engineering Team sponsored by Gulf - Monza 1000 Kilometres, 24 Hours Le Mans 1971 | Car scale model kit in 1/12 scale manufactured by Model Factory Hiro (ref. MFH-K610, also 4571102326108, K610 and K-610)Image 12: Porsche 917K John Wyer Automotive Engineering Team sponsored by Gulf - Monza 1000 Kilometres, 24 Hours Le Mans 1971 | Car scale model kit in 1/12 scale manufactured by Model Factory Hiro (ref. MFH-K610, also 4571102326108, K610 and K-610)Image 13: Porsche 917K John Wyer Automotive Engineering Team sponsored by Gulf - Monza 1000 Kilometres, 24 Hours Le Mans 1971 | Car scale model kit in 1/12 scale manufactured by Model Factory Hiro (ref. MFH-K610, also 4571102326108, K610 and K-610)Image 14: Porsche 917K John Wyer Automotive Engineering Team sponsored by Gulf - Monza 1000 Kilometres, 24 Hours Le Mans 1971 | Car scale model kit in 1/12 scale manufactured by Model Factory Hiro (ref. MFH-K610, also 4571102326108, K610 and K-610)Image 15: Porsche 917K John Wyer Automotive Engineering Team sponsored by Gulf - Monza 1000 Kilometres, 24 Hours Le Mans 1971 | Car scale model kit in 1/12 scale manufactured by Model Factory Hiro (ref. MFH-K610, also 4571102326108, K610 and K-610)Image 16: Porsche 917K John Wyer Automotive Engineering Team sponsored by Gulf - Monza 1000 Kilometres, 24 Hours Le Mans 1971 | Car scale model kit in 1/12 scale manufactured by Model Factory Hiro (ref. MFH-K610, also 4571102326108, K610 and K-610)Image 17: Porsche 917K John Wyer Automotive Engineering Team sponsored by Gulf - Monza 1000 Kilometres, 24 Hours Le Mans 1971 | Car scale model kit in 1/12 scale manufactured by Model Factory Hiro (ref. MFH-K610, also 4571102326108, K610 and K-610)Image 18: Porsche 917K John Wyer Automotive Engineering Team sponsored by Gulf - Monza 1000 Kilometres, 24 Hours Le Mans 1971 | Car scale model kit in 1/12 scale manufactured by Model Factory Hiro (ref. MFH-K610, also 4571102326108, K610 and K-610)Image 19: Porsche 917K John Wyer Automotive Engineering Team sponsored by Gulf - Monza 1000 Kilometres, 24 Hours Le Mans 1971 | Car scale model kit in 1/12 scale manufactured by Model Factory Hiro (ref. MFH-K610, also 4571102326108, K610 and K-610)Image 20: Porsche 917K John Wyer Automotive Engineering Team sponsored by Gulf - Monza 1000 Kilometres, 24 Hours Le Mans 1971 | Car scale model kit in 1/12 scale manufactured by Model Factory Hiro (ref. MFH-K610, also 4571102326108, K610 and K-610)Image 21: Porsche 917K John Wyer Automotive Engineering Team sponsored by Gulf - Monza 1000 Kilometres, 24 Hours Le Mans 1971 | Car scale model kit in 1/12 scale manufactured by Model Factory Hiro (ref. MFH-K610, also 4571102326108, K610 and K-610)