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McLaren MP4/4 Model Kit
McLaren MP4/4 Model Kit
McLaren MP4/4 Model Kit
McLaren MP4/4 Model Kit
McLaren MP4/4 Model Kit
McLaren MP4/4 Model Kit

Meng 1/ 12 McLaren MP4/4 Model Kit

#RS 004
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Meng 1/12 McLaren MP4/4

  • Item Type: Car Model Kit
  • Code: #RS 004
  • Material: Plastic
  • Colour: Unpainted [Multicoloured]
  • Theme: Racing
  • Model Type: MP4/4
  • Model Dimensions: 367mm [L] x 177mm [W]
  • Age: 14+
  • Additional: paint and cement required

In late 1987, following the introduction of new Formula 1 engine regulations by the FIA, teams that had been using turbocharged engines faced various challenges. The FIA not only imposed stricter limitations on turbocharged engines but also made the decision to officially prohibit their use in 1989. While the majority of teams transitioned to naturally aspirated engines in response to these new regulations, McLaren's engineers approached the situation differently. They recognized the potential advantages of turbocharged engines, focusing on lowering the centre of gravity and reducing drag in a Formula 1 car.

To achieve these goals, McLaren undertook several key modifications. They maximised the lowering of the vehicle, extended the front section, and adjusted the driver's seat angle from 45 degrees to 30 degrees. Concurrently, McLaren initiated a partnership with Honda. The RA168E turbocharged engine was seamlessly integrated into the overall bodywork design. This meticulous process resulted in the creation of a highly competitive racing car, known as the McLaren MP4/4.

The exceptional driving skills of Ayrton Senna, considered a genius, and 'The Professor' Alain Prost played a pivotal role in establishing the McLaren MP4/4 as a legendary contender. These two exceptional drivers alternated in securing victories during the 1988 season. In this remarkable campaign, Ayrton Senna clinched his first Formula 1 World Drivers' Championship, and McLaren secured the Formula 1 World Constructors’ Championship with an impressive total of 199 points. This season marked the birth of an enduring legend in Formula 1 history.

McLaren MP4/4 Model Kit

Meng 1/12 McLaren MP4/4 is a remarkable scale model that captures the essence of one of Formula 1's most iconic racing cars with precision and exquisite detail.

The kit includes a wide range of intricately moulded components, including the engine, suspension, and tires, all designed to reproduce the McLaren MP4/4's performance attributes.

Upon completion, the model's dimensions will measure 367mm in length and 177mm in width. The kit encompasses finely detailed decals, carbon-fibre decal options, and metallic effect decals. You can assemble the model in the image of either Ayrton Senna's car or Alain Prost's. 

  • This model is an impressive 1/12 scale replica of the renowned F1 racing car, offering exceptional precision and intricate detailing.
  • Both the front wing assembly and the upper bodywork can be detached, and the kit includes stands for displaying the upper body work separately.
  • The carbon nosebox, designed to enhance racing safety, is also removable, while the tires are crafted from high-quality vinyl material.
  • The steering wheel and front wheels are interlinked by a functional steering mechanism, ensuring they rotate in harmony. Metal parts such as wishbones, steering track rods, pull rods, and the steering column enhance the model's authenticity.
  • The cockpit's interior structure is faithfully represented, with included reflective mirror foils for rearview mirrors.
  • Special fabric material is used for the safety belts, offering both realism and ease of assembly.
  • The RA168E 1.5L V6 turbocharged engine, along with its matching transmission, is realistically reproduced.
  • The RA168E engine can be showcased separately, and the clutch structure is faithfully replicated.
  • Precision stainless-steel PE parts are employed to replicate the radiator accurately. Additionally, the kit contains components of various materials and shapes, including springs, vinyl tubes, and screws, enhancing the model's overall realism.
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