Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tamiya MP4/6 Retro F1 Beauty

Everybody loves Ayrton Senna. I didn't. I was a huge Alain Prost fan. Senna and Prost defined the term epic with their battles. Prost was the master technician while Senna was the visionary that could see and walk the fine line between death and glory. I was originally a Mclaren Honda fan. I was turned off to Senna's style when I saw him in too many incidents. I didn't know much about racing but Senna looked dangerous out there while Prost seemed always in control. Here's a few more reasons why I liked Prost better. This car is a new release from Tamiya. You are all aware of Tamiya's self imposed ban on tobacco advertising. that means you will need to seek out a third party decal maker to have correct livery. You may also notice the photo below isn't of the actual kit. There are no press photos yet so I used a pic of the old one and some pics of the real car. Now enjoy this blast from the F1 past.

PS If they start revolting in Australia I am going to be all kinds of pissed.

The McLaren MP4/6 was the first McLaren to be powered by Honda's V12 engine which was controlled by the H-pattern manual gearbox. The 1991 F1 season saw team driver Aryton Senna win the season's first four races including the Brazilian GP. The MP4/6 went on to earn McLaren their fourth straight constructors' championship and also saw Senna claim his third and last drivers' championship.
Specs and Features:
  • 1/10 R/C assembly kit model of the 1991 McLaren MP4/6
  • Length: 413mm, Width: 200mm, Height: 98mm.
  • The F104W chassis features a longitudinal battery layout .
  • The F104W chassis incorporates F103 front arms to mimic the wider dimensions of earlier F1 machines.
  • Durable polycarbonate body
  • Transmission: RWD-2WD, Direct Drive, Solid Axle
  • Ball bearings included for rear axle, with bushings in the front
  • Friction rear damper with coil spring
  • Front king-pin coil spring independent suspension
  • Foam tires
  • Spur gear with built in ball differential
  • Friction pads for chassis roll adjustment
  • A resin bumper is equipped under the front wing to protect against shocks and crashes.

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