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.
Impressive 1/12 scale kit full of details in different materials, such as resin, white metal or turned metal, of the Ferrari 312B3 with which Niki Lauda won his first Grand Prix at the Spanish Jarama circuit in 1974. A piece of history, with which to enjoy modeling.
Additional details for the Ferrari 312B3
model car kit:
- Manufactured by Model Factory Hiro in 1/12 scale with reference MFH-K769 (also listed as 4580011507690, K769 and K-762).
- Belongs to the Scuderia Ferrari Team.
- Raced at the Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix and the Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix in 1974.
- Includes metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions.
- Package measures 264 mm x 354 mm x 93 mm (width x depth x height), weighting 1857 g.
- Box barcode 4580011507690 (GTIN/EAN)
- Featured in newsletters 454, 460 and 528.
The 1974 Ferrari 312B was a great single-seater, which even on circuits that were not theoretically favorable for it, used to share the first starting line. The homogeneity of the chassis-engine combination of the new Ferrari made this model the best single-seater of the year, although the drivers' and constructors' titles eluded Ferrari. There was also a revolution in terms of the drivers, with Ickx being replaced by a rising figure, Niki Lauda, and reliing on Regazzonni instead of Merzario as second driver. And in order for the competition department to work better in terms of coordination, Agnelli sent a young man he trusted from Fiat's legal department named Luca de Montezemolo.
The twelve-cylinder Boxer engine continued to evolve under the direction of engineer Rocchi, which for the 1974 season produced some 480 hp at 12,400 rpm, some 20 hp more than the Cosworth, although with slightly lower maximum torque.
In Jarama in 1974 the start of the race was carried out on a wet track, although without rain. When the track dried up, the drivers went through the pits to change tires, in an unusual maneuver at that time. The Ferrari mechanics, better trained in this task thanks to the endurance races, were the fastest, leaving their two drivers in the first two positions. The retirements of Ickx and Peterson made Ferrari's race even easier, but regardless of the skill of the mechanics, Lauda's race was excellent, without errors, taking victory and Ferrari a celebrated double. From this race, where Niki Lauda obtained what was his first victory (and Ferrari's 50th), it was clear that Lauda was Ferrari's number 1 driver, whose coldness and professionalism were not only going to impress everyone, but they were going to create a school. It was the beginning of the “Lauda era”.
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.