Tamiya 1/24 Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren Model Kit
Model Number: 24290
The Tamiya 1/24 Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren is a plastic model kit in the Tamiya 1/24 Car Plastic Model Kits range. This plastic car kit requires paint and glue to complete.
Formula One-derived auto constructor McLaren Cars cooperated with DaimlerChrysler to produce the Mercedes-Benz SLR, which debuted at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show. The long nose/short deck body is built of carbon composite material, and a powered by an AMG tuned 5.5L V8 screw-type supercharger engine, located in front position for optimum weight balance. Monstrous power output of 466.8 kw at 626 hp and 79.6kgm torque at 3250 - 5000 rpm is handled by a 5-speed automatic transmission. The car is capable of amazingly fast acceleration and super-quick braking thanks to its massive carbon ceramic brake discs and pop-up rear spoiler. The name SLR (Sports Light Racing) was originally used on the 1955 sports radng car 300 SLR, and made a comeback with this Benz-McLaren machine.
This 195mm long model impressively reproduces the SLR's elongated form, which is enabled by its front-mounted engine, a rarity among super sports cars. Accents such as front hood fin, and horizontal fins on fender slits are depicted by separate parts. Internal mechanisms reproduced by separate parts include supercharger and engine air box, which are simple to attach yet add incredible realism. The luxurious interior
Exhibits minutely detailed seats and dashboard controls. Gloss and matte-type metal plated parts as well as metal transfers ensure high quality finish. After assembly, the Gull-wing doors feature working hinges with metal shafts for realistic and smooth opening. Metal stays allow doors to be posed in open position for full display of interior. The front hood also opens with 2-step hinge, for range of movement just like the real car, and allows display of exquisitely reproduced engine upper surface. Line this gorgeous model alongside Tamiya's 1/24 scale Porsche Carrera GT and Enzo Ferrari to showcase a fantastic line-up of 3 of the top premium super cars in the world!
Model: 24290 Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren
Reviewed by David S
Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren 1/24 car kit
Excellent service from Wonderland. Packaging could have been better as the kit box inside was slightly damaged. Although no apparent damage to the parts inside. Have not started the assembly yet but if it as good as the Tamiya Aston Martin DBS which I built recently I shall be well pleased. I would recommend Wonderland and Tamiya plastic model car kits
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