Thursday, September 16, 2010

HPI Already Has the Perfect Body for M06

As soon as I saw that M06 chassis I thought of this body. Then I figured Tamiya would maybe get the GT-01 Porsche bodies to fit. I dunno and don't care cause this is fresh and on the market.
HPI is proud to introduce one of the legends of classic motorsports history: the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR! Incredible attention to detail and scale realism makes the HPI Porsche 911 Carrera RSR body a true replica of the car that defined sports car racing for a generation of fans. The 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR body comes with vinyl window masks, a complete set of pre-cut vinyl decals and headlight buckets for an incredibly realistic look. Add your own choice of paint colour and you're ready to take on the racing grid with this legendary vintage race car.
The Porsche name was built on agility and power: with a small frame, low weight and powerful engine, Porsche cars such as the 356, 550 and 911 were very popular with racers and sports car fans around the world. In 1972, after a rules change in the World Sportscar Championship, Porsche unleashed the ultra-lightweight 911 Carrera RS 2.7 for the road, as well as the RSR racing version in the Group 4 GT class. This model was based on the 911 S which had won the Monte Carlo Rally and was designed to take on cars with engines twice as strong. For the 1973 racing season the engine increased in size to 2.8 litres, and the screaming flat-six 'boxer' engine pushed out 300hp at 8,000 RPM, proving to be the ideal match for the nimble 911 chassis. The potent combination of a lightweight chassis fitted with a powerful engine proved to be unbeatable in the hands of the right drivers, and the production-based Carrera RSR 2.8 won several of the highest-profile races of the mid-1970's ahead of prototype cars from Ferrari, Ford and Maserati, including its race debut at the Daytona 24hrs as well as the Sebring 12hrs and the iconic Targa Florio - sealing its place in motorsport history.
Like all HPI bodies, the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR comes with a clear protective overspray film, window masks and a large decal sheet. Made of flexible vinyl to fit every curve on the body, the decal sheet includes official Porsche, Carrera & Martiini decals, headlights, tail lights, and door handles, plus official HPI Racing logos! The body also has drill locations marked for HPI Cup Racer cars, making it easy to line up the body mount and antenna holes.
  • Premium vinyl decals include window frames, headlights, grille, tail lights, official logos and more - For a perfect finish with a lot of details
  • High quality polycarbonate with excellent dimensional stability and impact resistance - For extra strength and longer life
  • Pre-drilled body post holes
  • Fits the HPI Cup Racer and other "Mini" size cars
Match the Porsche Carrera RSR body with our replica Porsche 'Fuchs' wheels for real period authenticity!
PORSCHE 911 CARRERA RSR 2.8 BODY (WB210mm.F0/R6mm)


Anonymous said...

But what if the M06 shock towers don't clear the nose of the HPI porsche body?

92gsr said...

I thought about that. I was thinking about removing the shock tower and mounting the shocks directly to the chassis. You may need to buy 1/18 scale shocks for it though.

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