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Fantastic MFH kit where, as usual, several materials are combined, including resin, white metal, turned metal parts, photo-etched parts, rubber tires, different cables and materials to recreate the pipes and connections, and a complete sheet of decals that includes tobacco advertising. The rims are covered in black aluminum
for an even more realistic finish. Based on the version that raced in the Portuguese Grand Prix held in Estoril, where Alain Prost took second place, and in the controversial Japanese Grand Prix held in Suzuka, where both McLaren team drivers collided during their battle for the World Drivers Championship title. This reference, unlike versions A and C, features a rear spoiler without additional flaps
Additional details for the McLaren Honda MP4/5
car scale model kit:
- Manufactured by Model Factory Hiro in 1/12 scale with reference MFH-K831 (also listed as K831 and K-831).
- Belongs to the Honda Marlboro McLaren Team.
- Raced at the Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix and the Portuguese Formula 1 Grand Prix in 1989.
- Includes photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials, assembly instructions, painting instructions and tobacco sponsor decals.
- Package measures 260 mm x 355 mm x 95 mm (width x depth x height), weighting 2057 g (review pending).
- Featured in newsletter 593.
Due to the change of regulation, in the 1989 season turbo engines are prohibited and it is changed to naturally aspirated engines. Honda developed a 3.5L V10 engine called the RA109-E, along with new technology like the semi-automatic transmission. The performance is so outstanding that it vastly outperformed all rivals, such as Ferrari, which was still working on those new technologies. The MP4/5 won 10 races out of 16 (of which Senna won 6 and Prost won 4), helping to win the Constructors' World Championship that season. In the Drivers' World Championship classification, although Senna won more races than Prost, regularity allowed Prost to obtain more points than Senna and become world champion, albeit after the controversial maneuver that ended with Senna being disqualified in race number 15, the Japanese GP.
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.