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.
Fantastic reproduction of the Ferrari 512S that raced in SPA in 1970, finally in 1/43 scale. As usual at Tameo, the kit includes an metal parts listing, vacuum formed parts, admission trumpets made in turned aluminum, and the full-color instructions that will guide you through the assembly of this gorgeous car.
Additional details for the Ferrari 512S
car scale model kit:
- Manufactured by Tameo Kits in 1/43 scale with reference MTG005.
- Belongs to the Ecurie Francorchamps Team.
- Raced at the 1000 Kms SPA Francorchamps in 1970.
- Includes metal parts, photo-etched parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions.
- Download Tameo Kits MTG005 assembly instructions manual in PDF.
- Package measures 83 mm x 117 mm x 45 mm (width x depth x height), weighting 251 g.
- Featured in newsletters 471, 477 and 485.
The Ferrari 512S and later the 512M (Modificata) were only interim models between the three-litre 312P and 312PB. Beneath their lightweight bodies, they looked similar to the CanAm 612 and 312P: a tubular frame with riveted and glued metal panels, a five-speed gearbox with a limited-slip differential, radiators on each side of the engine, and an oil cooler in the front nose.
The 4,994 cc engine, in a central position, initially developed 550 hp, with a Lucas gasoline injection system. Only a few of the 25 red Berlinettas and Spiders built to gain homologation ended up in the hands of customers; most remained under the tutelage of the factory.
When Mario Andretti, accompanied by Nico Vaccarella and Ignazio Giunti, won the Sebring 12 Hours on March 21th, 1970, the victory only served to create false hope. The 512S was still a vehicle with little chance, especially compared to the Gulf team's Porsche 917. Le Mans was a disaster.
The 512M appeared just in time for the final round of the championship on October 11th at the Austrian Zeltweg circuit. It weighed 40kg. less, delivered 70 hp more, was more aerodynamic, with small adjustable spoilers, and had a raised air intake at the rear. At the beginning, Jacky Ickx took the lead, but had to retire due to electrical problems.
The worst would come in 1971; eight wins for Porsche, three for Alfa Romeo, none for the 512M, not even for the beautiful version prepared by Roger Penske with Mark Donohue at the wheel.
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.