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Tamiya 12033 1/12 Renault RE-20 Turbo with Photo-Etched Parts

Product Code: T12033
$159.99
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1/12 Big Scale Series limited re-release of ITEM 12026 with Photo-Etched Parts included! Winner of the Brazilian, South African and Austrian F-1 Grand Prixs in 1980, the Renault RE-20 Turbo proved the worth of Renaults turbo engine beyond a shadow of a doubt. Renaults first turbo-engined F-1 racer, the RE-01 appeared, to wide acclaim, in 1977. The first victory for the new engine was scored in 1979, when the RS-10 won 1st and 3rd place at the French GrandPrix.

A series of improvements and refinements produced the RE-20, which was nearly 30kg lighter than its predecessor, and featured a V-6, 1.5 liter, twin turbocharged engine capable of an amazing 520BHP (approx.) output. The RE-20 is also a fine example of a winged, ground effect race car, with inverted airfoil rear wing and side skirts to reduce lateral air movement.

Features

  • Super-detailed turbocharged 6 cylinder engine
  • Moveable Side Skirts
  • Semi-pneumatic rubber tires
  • Moveable front & rear suspension
  • Steerable front wheels
  • Detachable cowling
  • Model depicts No.16 Rene Arnouxs RE-20
  • Turbo at the 1980 Long Beach GP
  • Includes photo-etched parts to depict radiator, intercooler, oil cooler and brake disc