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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.
After their bigger brothers at 1/12 and 1/24 scale, finally the 1/43 Lancia Delta S4 version from MFH is available. The front and rear hoods have been designed to be removable after completion to show full view of the detailed interior and the mechanical parts, and between other details, the tires come with the pre-painted tire brand. It is not possible to have more details in so little space!
Additional details for the Lancia Delta S4
model car kit:
- Manufactured by Model Factory Hiro in 1/43 scale with reference MFH-K813 (also listed as K813 and K-813).
- Belongs to the Martini International Racing Team.
- Raced at the Tour de Corse in 1986.
- Includes metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions.
- Package measures 95 mm x 153 mm x 53 mm (width x depth x height), weighting 258 g.
- Featured in newsletters 513 and 520.
It took Audi Quattro success to persuade Abarth to approach their Fiat bosses with the need for a 4WD rally car. With Limone, technical engineer responsible of the Lancia 037 evolution totally busy developing the rear-wheel car, the blank sheet of paper for the new 4WD Gr.B Lancia rally car was handed to Pier Paolo Messori. This car represented a game changer in many respects for the history of Abarth, which oversaw the both the design and the experimentation, as well as coordinating the production of the 200 units essential for racing homologation in Group B.
The engine was designed from scratch with an aluminium crankcase, a technique that had never been tackled before for a production engine in Italy, and was fitted with a type of supercharging that had never been experimented before, the Volumex + turbo system. Abarth were still convinced that a supercharger was best for good response and torque at low engine revolutions. So Messori decided that he would have both: a supercharger for low speeds and a turbocharger for higher revolutions.
The result was an all-wheel drive rally car featuring a 1.759cc four cylinder midship-mounted engine, with fuel injection and a 5 speed transmission. More than 450 cv for a weight of only 890 kg.
The chassis combined a tubular spaceframe construction with a carbon fibre composite bodywork, which had a reinforcement function. In many ways the S4 was similar to the 037. Its twin space frames with bonded plastic panels were mounted to a central monocoque while the large coil springs controlling twin wish-bones at front at rear with the help of twin dampers all relied on proven technology and were designed with the experience of a couple of sessions of World Championship rallying.
Finally, the successor of the Lancia Rally 037, the last two-wheel drive car to win a World rally Championship, had been born.
The S4 World Rally Championship debut was in the 1985 RAC rally, the last one of the 1985 session, which carried drivers Henri Toivonen and Markku Alén to a one-two finish. At the first WRC race of 1986 at Monte Carlo Rally Henri Toivonen was able to take first, marking an excellent start to the 1986 season. However on May 2nd, 1986 at Tour de Corse, Toivonen's S4 went off the road and flew down a ravine on stage 18. The aluminum fuel tank was ruptured by the trees during the fall and caused an explosion, marking the death of both Toivonen and his co-pilot Sergio Cresto. This incident, together with others during that 1986 year with some Gr.B rally cars involved, resulting in all Group B cars being banned from competition by the FIA, and marked 1986 as the final year of the Group B era in the World Rally Championship.
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.