Tamiya 12th scale Vehicle – Porsche 935 Martini – 12057


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Champion machine in 1976
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.

About the Model
★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.