Post by 1961redlegs on Jan 1, 2018 15:08:53 GMT -5
I finished this last night, the Porsche 911 GT1 class winner in the 1996 24 Hours of LeMans.
Hans Joachim Stuck, Thierry Boutsen, and Bob Wollek finished second overall and won the GT1 class in this car that fully contravened a loophole in the GT Series rules. Cars that contended in this category tended to be road cars turned race cars. The GT1 was a race car turned into a street car to make it legal for competition.
Porsche had a banner day in the 1996 race with a Porsche-powered LMP1 entry winning overall and the two team GT1s finishing second and third overall (first and second in class).
This is a box-stock build of the Tamiya kit. The parts fit well, as did the decals, and it’s painted Tamiya pure white. This was an easy, good choice for a November-December holiday season build. Thanks for looking!
I love the GT1. It is a beautiful car that came around when I lived, ate, and slept racing. I did feel bad for the McLaren F1s because the class seemed to have been built for ultimate street cars to go racing and this was a LeMans racer from the start.
Great looking build. Did you do much under the bonnet or is this a curbside build?
Nice build and I'm sure it took some time decaling this model. You have motivated me to finish the one I have, but I was tweaking the engine bay and interior with the SMS PE set before it's visit to the shelf of doom.
Post by alterrenner on Feb 20, 2018 6:14:34 GMT -5
As I recall, the livery was done by 3-M as a way of demonstrating their tape. It doesn't show in the photos, but the tape reflected light, and just popped out in the dark! Red hot, glowing rotors and all that color making a silhouette of the car!