MFH 1/12 model car kit K690 Lotus 49 (1967/68) Version B: New release (12-2018) from the Japanese company MODEL FACTORY HIRO. Multimedia kit with superior quality: perfectly produced white metal parts, photo etched parts, Decals, turned and milled parts, cast resin castings and many other components. Detailed engine, graphical instructions in English / Japanese. Kit complete "Made in Japan" - no China-product!
About the Lotus 49:
The F1 regulations changed in 1966 that the exhaustion limit was changed from 1.5L to 3L, the Team Lotus was in a hard time because of the limitation of the BRM H16 engine. Then C. Chapman developed the new engine with Cosworth, the emerging company to develop a 3L engine for F1, and with capital support from Ford. The hall-of-fame “DFV” engine, which “DFV” stands for “Double Four Valve”, the 3L 90 degrees V8 DOHC DFV engine is finally completed. After the engine is completed, the Team and Chapman also starting to design the new F1 chassis, to strengthen the parts that can support the new engine and chassis, and with some of the revolutionary ideas, the light-weight, compact Type 49 is completed and joined the 1967 races from round 3 Dutch GP, and J. Clark won the round with this new car. Although this year Lotus could win any titles, the Type 49 had won 4 races in total of this racing season.
K690 Ver. B: Late Type 1967 Rd. 7 German GP #4 G. Hill / #3 J. Clark, Rd. 10 U.S. GP Winner #5 J. Clark / #6 G. Hill, Rd. 1 South African GP Winner #4 J. Clark / #5 G. Hill
We strongly recommend the following book for building this model:
Racing Pictorial Series by Model Factory Hiro: No. 26 - Lotus 49 1967
- Super detailed multi-media kit, incredible engine detail
- Hundreds of high-precision white metal parts
- soft rubber tires with printed manufacturer labels
- Hundreds of photo-etched parts
- Instructions in color (computer graphic, very clear)
- turned aluminium-parts for wheel rims and engine funnels,
- nose of car is designed to be removable, allowing full view of the detailed engine and interials after completion
K689 Ver. A: 1977 Early type
1967 Rd. 3 Dutch GP Winner #5 J. Clark / #6 G. Hill
1967 Rd. 5 French GP #6 J. Clark / #7 G. Hill
1967 Rd. 6 British GP Winner #5 J. Clark / #6 G. Hill
K690 Ver. B: 1977/1978 Late type
1967 Rd. 7 German GP #4 G. Hill / #3 J. Clark
1967 Rd. 10 U.S. GP Winner #5 J. Clark / #6 G. Hill
1968 Rd. 1 South African GP Winner #4 J. Clark / #5 G. Hill
Attention:this item is no toy and it is not suitable for children below 14 years!
|Shipping weight:||3,00 Kg|