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.
With such a detailed model, it will be necessary to remember how to adjust the valve tappets, how to measure the piston rings or how to set the timing. Impressive exploded view of the Cosworth DFV engine
, as well as the rest of the model, with rarely seen details such as the movable side skirts
used in the real model to increase and maintain ground effect. The tires not only come pre-painted with the manufacturer's logos, but also have the rest of the tire information in relief. Simply amazing!
Additional details for the Williams Ford FW07B
model car kit:
- Manufactured by Model Factory Hiro in 1/12 scale with reference MFH-K807 (also listed as 4580011508079 and K807).
- Belongs to the Williams Grand Prix Engineering Team.
- Raced at the Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix in 1980.
- Includes 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.
- Edition limited to 50 units.
- Package measures 264 mm x 351 mm x 95 mm (width x depth x height), weighting 2300 g.
- Box barcode 4580011508079 (GTIN/EAN)
- Featured in newsletters 508, 512, 518 and 528.
The FW07 holds a special place in Williams’ history as it was the team's first car to use the ground effect that Lotus had just introduced to F1.
The Williams FW07 was designed by Patrick Head for the 1979 season. Following a simple philosophy, Head created a small, lightweight machine powered by the famously reliable Ford Cosworth DFV engine.
The car was applauded for being extremely small and light, with the 1979 model weighing just 579kg and eventually dropping to just 540kg in the 1981 and 1982 season single-seaters.
The first evolution of the FW07 made its debut during the 1979 season, achieving victory in four Grand Prix with Alan Jones.
Williams further developed the FW07 for the 1980 season, giving rise to the FW07B. Continuous work throughout the year improved the effectiveness of the car's ground effect, further increasing its competitiveness. Jones would go on to win a total of five races during the season, securing the drivers' world championship, while Williams also clinched the constructors' crown.
The FW07B quickly morphed into the FW07C for the 1981 season. After the FIA rule change banning the flexible side skirts needed for efficient ground effect, development work focused primarily on the suspension.
For 1982, Williams developed the experimental FW07D.
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.