The AMC AMX is a two-seat GT-style sports car that was produced by American Motors Corporation for the 1968 through 1970 model years. Kit can be built as (Stock, Custom or Racing version), detailed interior with racing bucket seats or tilt-away bucket seats, 390cu V-8 engine, optional shifters, roll cage, custom clear hood scoop, two hood options, rubber stock tires and rubber racing slicks, molded in white, chrome plated parts, clear parts and full color decals with black racing stripes.
Team Ferrari, of automotive racing fame, was founded by Enzo Ferrari, and made their Grand Prix racing debut in 1948. Since then, they have established a reputation for creating advanced racing machines that often became benchmarks for Grand Prix racing. The team entered the 1997 Formula One Championship season with their highly sophisticated, F301B racing machine. Although the Ferrari F310B has appelative resemblance to the F310 car raced by the team during the 1996 season, it has been modified very substantially. Directed by talented designer John Barnard, the monocoque construction was totally renewed and the aerodynamic package was redesigned through extensive wind tunnel testing to obtain the best stability with raised nose design. To ensure reliability, the transversely mounted gearbox and the rear suspension used on the F310 was retained. The V-10 cylinder 2,998.1cm cubed powerplant, called 046/2, was an evolution of last year's engine, 046/1. While maintaining reliability, the driveability and performance was improved and it was said to yield ten horsepower more than the previous version. The front and rear suspension used independent push-rod activated torsion springs to obtain optimum handling at the track. With talented drivers Michael Schumacher and Eddie Irvine at the wheel, the Ferrari F310B fully displayed its outstanding performance to the world's Ferrari fans throughout the season.
This is a Limited Edition Re-Release of the McLaren Honda MP4/8 Formula One model kit. The original kit was released in late 1993 and it is once again available for a limited time. The MP/8 was developed for the 1993 Formula One season. The car made its race debut in the opening round in South Africa. The car utilized such technological advances as active suspension and a semi-automatic transmission, which applied optimal gear control tailored to the race circuit. After numerous years with Honda, power was supplied by a reliable Ford HV V8 engine. 5 victories on the season was a satisfying return for the British based constructor, although once again the car fell just short of the heights of a Driver’s or Constructor’s Championship.
This is a Limited Edition Re-Release of the McLaren Honda MP4/7 Formula One model kit. The original kit was released in late 1992 and it is once again available for a limited time. The full size MP4/7 included a number of technological innovations, including McLaren’s first semiautomatic transmission, which was linked to an electronically managed throttle and enabled gear changes without the driver lifting their foot from the pedal. This was married with the newly developed RA122E/B V12 engine from Honda. Although the car was unable to deliver the ultimate goal of a championship, it was still piloted to a highly respectable 5 wins in the 1992 Formula One 1992 season.
1998 saw the introduction of new Formula 1 regulations and with it a new McLaren Mercedes machine. Featuring an effective aerodynamic design to produce high down force, improved suspension for better road-holding, new Bridgestone tires, a well-balanced chassis designed by Adrian Newey, and of course the powerful 3-liter Mercedes V10 engine, the two cars driven by Mika Hakkinen and David Coultard dominated the season. Starting with a one-two finish at the Australian Grand Prix, the team went on to claim the Constructor's Title and Hakkinen triumphed over Michael Schumacher to become the 1998 F1 Champion. The Tamiya model comes in 1/20 scale and features metallic silver and black plastic parts.
Porsche, which had established a great reputation for making sports cars with their 911 models, released a new flagship model called the 928 in March 1977. It featured a front-mounted liquid-cooled V8 engine and rear-mounted transmission to enable a 50:50 front/rear weight distribution as well as a "Weissach Axle" rear suspension system. In 1979, a version with enhanced performance called the 928S was announced. The engine displacement was increased from 4,474cc to 4,664cc which resulted in sixty more horsepower for a total of 300hp and a top speed of over 250km/h. Externally, the 928S featured a new wheel design, front and rear spoilers, and a distinctive crease line along the body sides to differentiate it from the standard 928. The 1/24 scale Tamiya model faithfully replicates this iconic Porsche of the 1980's.
Walter Wolf Racing was founded in 1977 by Canadian businessman Walter Wolf and his team's WR1 competed from 1977 until the 1978 Monaco GP. Driven by Jody Scheckter, the WR1 won on its debut at the 1977 Argentina GP, which was a great accomplishment as it was the first race for both the team and car. The WR1, created by Hesketh Racing designer Harvey Postlethwaite, was light and considerably compact. Four WR1s were made and designated with chassis numbers WR1-WR4. They were all basically the same but depending on the course, two kinds of wheelbases were prepared. J. Scheckter also won the Monaco and Canadian GPs and claimed 2nd in the 1977 drivers' championship.
The 2010 Formula One season saw Sebastian Vettel become the youngest ever Formula One champion while driving the Red Bull RB6. During the season, the car demonstrated excellent performance, although the season was certainly not smooth sailing for the team. In fact, the competition was fierce and four drivers entered the season finale with a chance to claim the Drivers' Championship. 2006 world champion Fernando Alonso of Ferrari led the overall standings, with Vettel in fourth place and needing to win the race as well as hope that Alonso would finish in fifth place or lower in order to be crowned as the champion. Starting from pole position, Vettel remained calm through the chaotic race, which included a safety car deployment on the opening lap, and took the checkered flag. Remarkably, Alonso was only able to finish in seventh place, which allowed Vettel to complete his miraculous comeback to claim the first Formula One title for himself and for Red Bull Racing.