Model Factory Hiro 1/24 car model kit K631 Jaguar XJR-9 LM (1988) Version A: Full detail kit. Produced by Model Factory Hiro (Japan). Multi-media kit with superior quality and detailing. The kit consists of perfectly crafted cast resin parts, white metal castings and various other items, such as aluminum turned parts, soft rubber tires, decals and photo-etched parts.
No China product - kit completely made in Japan
About the XJR-9 LM:
In the early 1980’s, TWR (Tom Walkinshaw Racing) paired with a manufacturing team to enter various racecars into the European Touring Car Championships. In 1985, the XJR-6 was developed for Group C endurance racing. In contrast with other race cars in that period that mainly ran on turbo engines, the XJR-6 was equipped with a non turbo 7 liter 12V engine, shifted slightly forward to offset balance its heavy weight. Radiators were designed to be located in the front, and the monocoque was made of carbon fiber. This general design was carried over to the XJR-8 in 1987, and also into the XJR-9 that debuted in 1988. Upon its debut, the XJR-9 became a major threat to rivals in endurance races. Extending its success into other areas, the XJR-9 LM (developed with a higher straight line speed) was prepared specifically for Le Mans, effectively ending a 31 year Le Mans victory drought for the manufacturer, at the same time fetching a victory for an English car for the first time in 29 years. The XJR-9 also debuted in the following year in Le Mans, and up until the XJR-12 in 1990 XJRs of similar base designs were featured in various races during that time period.
K683 Ver. A : K631 Ver. A : 1988 LM Winner #2 Lammers/Dumfries/Wallace
– a full detailed, multi-material kit featuring white metal, resin, etching, vacuum parts, rubber tires, decals allowing for maximum representation of the original vehicle.
– front and rear cowl can be removed, allowing full view of the detailed interior after completion.
Please note: This kit is for Special Order only. We do not constantly keep this kit in stock. We are ordering weekly in Japan, so our delivery times are usually very short!
This is a new constructed model kit from MFH in November 2018. There are two versions:
K631 Ver. A : 1988 LM Winner #2 Lammers/Dumfries/Wallace
·based off the design which won in 1988 Le Mans
K632 Ver. B : #3 Jones/Daly/Kline / #4 Ferté/Salazar/Ferté
·based off the design which races in 1989 Le Mans. Parts included to change differences in the outlets on the front cowl compared to 1988 version. Intakes located at the top/both sides of the rear engine have been removed and replaces by multiple NACA ducts. Intake at the top removed at rear cowl and body flows naturally connecting to the center body, imitating the design of car #3 and #4.
Attention: this item is no toy and it is not suitable for children below 14 years!