Tamiya Renault RE 20 Turbo Formula One Car Model Kit Scale 1:12
- Brand: Tamiya
- MPN: 12033
- Scale: 1/12
- Type: Car
- Material: Plastic
- Model: Renault RE 20 Turbo
- AGE: 14+
- Colour: Yellow
- Country of Origin: Japan
- Product Features: Requires Painting, High-quality decals made by Cartograf, Photo-etched parts
- Product Length: 39 cm
- Product Width: 18 cm
- Sub Type: Kit
- Product Theme: Transportation
- Year Released: 2022
- Weight: 1.062 Kg
This product for sale is the Tamiya Renault RE 20 Turbo Car Model Kit 12033 Scale 1:12. WWSM includes FREE Delivery to ALL UK destinations for these model kit products.
A few Interesting facts on the RE20: -
- The Renault RE20 Turbo was a Formula One racing car designed and built by the French team Renault Sport for the 1980 and 1981 Formula One seasons. It was an evolution of its predecessor, the RE20, with the main difference being the introduction of a turbocharged engine.
- The RE20 Turbo featured a 1.5-litre V6 turbocharged engine, which Renault developed in collaboration with its partner, the engine specialist company Gordini. The turbocharged engine allowed for increased power output compared to naturally aspirated engines, providing a significant advantage on the track.
- The car's chassis and aerodynamics were also improved to accommodate the turbocharged engine and optimize its performance. The RE20 Turbo had a distinctive yellow livery with black and white accents, representing the team's sponsorship from the French oil company Elf.
- The Renault RE20 Turbo achieved notable success during its racing career. In 1980, French driver Jean-Pierre Jabouille secured the first-ever victory for a turbocharged Formula One car, driving the RE20 Turbo to win the French Grand Prix. This victory marked a significant milestone in developing and accepting turbocharged engines in Formula One.
- The RE20 Turbo was also driven by René Arnoux, who achieved several podium finishes during the 1980 and 1981 seasons. Despite facing reliability issues and fierce competition from other teams, the Renault RE20 Turbo showcased turbocharged engines' potential and performance advantages.
- Renault's commitment to turbocharging technology in Formula One played a pivotal role in shaping the future of the sport. Turbocharged engines became more prevalent in subsequent years, and Renault continued to refine and improve its turbocharged power units in their Formula One cars.
- The Renault RE20 Turbo holds a significant place in Formula One history as one of the pioneering turbocharged cars, demonstrating the power and potential of this technology on the racetrack.
Model Kit Specifications:
- Completed Model Length: 38.9cm
- Completed Model Width: 18.4cm
- Model Scale: 1:12
- 1 x Renault RE 20 Turbo Model Kit Sprues
- 1 x Decal Sheet
- 1 x Photo Etched Part Sprue
- 1 x Instructions
Paints, Adhesive and Paintbrushes are NOT Included. These are sold seperately.
Packaging Dimensions: Length:48cm Height:29cm Width:9cm All measurements are approximates to the nearest 0.5cm
Safety Information: Suitable for ages 14+. Model making should always be done under adult supervision.
About the Brand Tamiya
Tamiya are a Japanese manufacturer of plastic model kits and remote control vehicles. Specialising in 1/35 Military and Scaled Figures, Aircraft, Helicopters, Ships, Cars and Motorbikes. We stock the complete range of Hobby Kits, Paints, Tools and Accessories for both beginner and experienced Modellers.
FREE DELIVERY is available with this product for any orders shipped to UK addresses. This is our standard delivery service for which we use Royal Mail Tracked 48. Royal Mail aim to deliver by the third working day after shipping.
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