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 MFH Ferrari 126C2 is a delight. A complete and detailed kit where multiple materials are combined such as white metal, photo-etched plate, rubber tires, aluminum rims, colored semi-transparent resin air ducts and a sheet of decals. All this allows the original vehicle to be reproduced down to the smallest detail. The top cover can be removed, allowing a full view of the detailed interior and engine/gearbox assembly. This particular version is the one that raced at the USA West GP in Long Beach in 1982, with the particularity of using a rear wing made of two separate pieces.
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During the season of 1981 of Formula 1, Ferrari had used its first V6 Turbo engine (Type 021), so powerful that it put the 126CK chassis in serious difficulties, but everything changed with the appearance in 1982 of the 126C2, which in addition to reinforcing the chassis, had improved aerodynamics including the necessary ground effect. Despite its competitiveness, the Ferrari 126C2 will still be remembered for the accidents its drivers were involved in, including the fatal accident at Zolder that cost Giles Villeneuve his life. At Hockenheim, a new drama befell the Scuderia, as Didier Pironi crashed during practice in the rain against Alain Prost's Renault, flying through the air and landing with devastating consequences for the driver's legs, being forced to retire from the Formula 1.
Despite all these misfortunes, which caused Ferrari to lose a drivers' title that went to Keke Rosberg with a Williams, Ferrari took the victory in the final constructors' classification in 1982.
The engineer in charge of the 126 C2 was the English technician Harvey Postlethwaite, who introduced a new chassis construction system that he had previously experimented with at the Wolf team, and which used composite materials. The self-supporting chassis of the 126 C2 was built using aluminum panels reinforced with carbon fibres and Kevlar, thus obtaining a "sandwich" type structure. The increase obtained in the level of rigidity in the chassis was the key so that all the available power of the V6 turbo engine could be used.
At the 1982 Long Beach Grand Prix, Giles Villeneuve finished third in the race from seventh on the grid, but was disqualified for irregularities in his rear wing. With the other Ferrari, Didier Pironi retired on the sixth lap due to an accident.
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.