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.
A true myth of French motoring, the Bugatti B35 dominated the Grand Prix in the late 1920s and early 1930s, competing with brands such as Mercedes and Maserati. The detailing of the kit is incredible, with parts in white metal, resin, photo-etched, turned metal parts, rubber tires, decals, sheets that imitate leather and various types of cables to reproduce the original model with great detail. Once finished, both sides
of the engine cover are operational
to see the engine area. The version of the Targa Florio, raced on the open road, required by regulation to have a spare wheel on both sides
and support for them, so the kit includes two other wheels, unlike the version of Monaco. This reference of the MFH model allows you to recreate two of the units participating in the Targa Florio of 1928
, corresponding to the winning car with the number #56
, and the number #58 of one of the pioneer women in the world of motorsports, Eliška Junková
(also known as Elizabeth Junek), who finished in fifth position, although she went on to lead the race.
Additional details for the Bugatti Type 35
car scale model kit:
- Manufactured by Model Factory Hiro in 1/12 scale with reference MFH-K741 (also listed as 4580011507416, K741 and K-741).
- Raced at the Targa Florio in 1928.
- Includes CNC metal parts, metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions.
- Package measures 265 mm x 350 mm x 95 mm (width x depth x height), weighting 1602 g.
- Box barcode 4580011507416 (GTIN/EAN)
- Featured in newsletters 436 and 531.
Artist and engineer. Ettore Bugatti tried many times to fuse beauty with the ability to win races in a car. After some notable failures, the Type 35 emerged as the design of an eccentric genius.
There is no doubt that Ettore Bugatti took the 1924 French Grand Prix in Lyon very seriously, as he arrived at the circuit with a team of six brand-new racing cars plus a remarkable entourage: 30 tons of spare parts in three train cars and two trucks with trailers, luxury tents and beds for 45 people, showers, kitchen, and the huge house on wheels of the Bugatti family pulled by another truck. With such a huge “circus” Bugatti had to be in the news, but it was the six new competition cars, which arrived rolling down the road, one of them driven by Bugatti himself, that attracted the most attention. It was the public premiere of the Type 35, featuring an advanced design with a unique blend of beauty and functionality in which all body and chassis elements were harmoniously united.
One of the novel elements of the Type 35 were the rims, made of cast aluminum with eight wide flat spokes and integrated drum brakes, which had the great advantage that they were much cheaper to manufacture than those with spokes. and they did not require the long and tedious adjustment of the same to ensure perfect concentricity. The idea of integrating the brake drums into the rims was intended to allow the brake pads to be changed at the same time as the tires, although some misalignments in the turning of the drums complicated the operation in more than one Grand Prix. Bugatti's concern for detail shows in things like the brake pedal with its compensator to ensure that the braking balance was equal on both sides of the car.
During most of its active life the Bugatti Type 35 used water-cooled 8-cylinder in-line engines with a displacement of 2 or 2.3 liters, with 3 valves per cylinder (2 intake and one exhaust) actuated by a single overhead camshaft. This cylinder head layout initially proved highly inefficient, and the adoption of a gear-driven three-lobe Roots-type supercharger was inevitable on the Type 35B from 1926. The 2-litre Type 35 engine produced about 90 hp, and about 120 hp supercharged. The 2.3-litre 35T also produced around 120 bhp, with supercharged 2.3-litre derivatives approaching 140 bhp.
The Bugatti 35 was perhaps Ettore Bugatti's most accomplished model, winning over 1,800 races in its working life.
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.