Limited edition of the Porsche 944 Turbo kit of the Porsche single-brand cup, this time with the decoration used by Roland Asch to dominate the 1988 edition of the German Cup with an iron hand. The kit allows you to reproduce the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder inline engine in full detail
, as well as its detailed interior with all the accessories of the competition vehicle, and the retractable front headlights are mobile.
Additional details for the Porsche 944 Turbo
car scale model kit:
- Manufactured by Hasegawa in 1/24 scale with reference 20637 (also listed as 4967834206373).
- Belongs to the Asch Motor Sport Team.
- Raced at the Porsche Turbo Cup Series in 1988.
- Includes photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions.
- Package measures 200 mm x 351 mm x 67 mm (width x depth x height), weighting 342 g.
- Box barcode 4967834206373 (GTIN/EAN)
- Featured in newsletter 586.
In 1986 Porsche created the Porsche 944 Turbo Cup in Germany and the 944 Challenge in Canada. The first race of the 944 Turbo Cup was held on April 27, 1986 at the Nürburgring GP track, which had been built just two years earlier. It was a truly spectacular event, with more than 30 identical cars fighting side by side.
Although the roll cage added weight, on the other hand it was removed with the removal of the anti-gravel underlayment, the power windows and other unnecessary electrical items, the rear seats, using lighter mirrors, a magnesium intake manifold, etc. As far as the steering is concerned, the power steering was eliminated, and a quick-ratio steering rack was fitted. The 1986 configuration kept the same power as the street version, 220 hp, as well as the same limited slip differential.
The 944 Turbo Cups from the 1987 season were equipped with new larger KKK turbochargers, producing 250 hp. In addition to the increased engine power, the 1987 Cup cars had many other improvements. The 1987 model year featured wider axles and ABS. In addition, they received the front brakes from the Porsche 928 S4. The new Cup suspension had height-adjustable front struts and stiffer springs, and coil springs were mounted in the rear as well as torsion bars. The cars also had larger oil pans made of magnesium.
Roland Asch was the great dominator of the German Turbo Cup, winning the championship 3 years in a row, in 1987, 1988 and 1989, before the Cup switched to using the Porsche 911. His dominance was such that in 1988 he came to win 9 of the 10 championship races, and in 1989 6 of the 9 races.
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.