Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 935 Martini #12057
In 1976 the World Championship for Makes was to be contested by Group 5 cars such as the Porsche 935 Martini, which that year would bring the famed German manufacturer a glorious overall title. Group 5 was a silhouette formula with extensively modified production cars; the 935 Martini was based upon the 930 Turbo, and endowed with a 2,857cc horizontally opposed 6-cylinder rear engine which put out a magnificent 590hp thanks to liberal tuning and a turbocharger. Its suspension was also race-tuned. The 1976 season started off well for the Porsche Martini with a victory in the 6 Hours race at Mugello in March and continued in the same vein with a triumph in Vallelunga, and while a regulation-forced intercooler change led to a mid-season swoon, the team came back strongly to prevail in the final two races of the year and hold off rivals BMW in claiming a hard-earned Championship.
★1/12 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 395mm, width: 173mm, height: 56mm (Includes antenna).
★Features powerful silhouette formula form for a silhouette formula.
★Openable doors, front and rear hood.
★A detailed rendering of the air-cooled 6-cylinder horizontally opposed engine features recreations of turbocharger and various cables and lines.
★Steering wheel moves the front wheels by rack and pinion.
★Smooth suspension is coil sprung front and rear.
★Detailed cockpit with roll cage.
★Includes photo-etched brake discs, bonnet catch and side radiator parts, plus metallic antenna.
★Photo-etched buckles and faux cloth give realistic seatbelts.
★High quality decals by Cartograf.
Nov 20, 2020