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1:20 Renault RS01 78 Full detail Multi-Media Model Kit

Price: £196.79

Discontinued

Part No: MFH K021

Brand: Model Factory Hiro

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1:20 Renault RS01 78 Full detail Multi-Media Model Kit

The Renault RS01 was the first Formula One car to be powered by a turbocharged engine. It was also the first to use radial tires, which were provided by Michelin. Designed by André de Cortanze and Jean-Pierre Jabouille, it first appeared at the 1977 British Grand Prix. The rules of F1 at the time permitted 3.0 litre engines of natural aspiration, with a clause for a 1.5 litre supercharged or turbocharged engine. None of the teams had pursued this avenue, and stuck to Ford Cosworth DFV engines, whilst Ferrari, Matra and Alfa Romeo concentrated on developing Flat-12 engines for their cars, and their customer teams of Ligier and Brabham. Leading French car manufacturer Renault decided to develop a 1.5 litre turbocharged engine, and a car to accompany the powerplant.

Product ID: 6419

Product Tags

  • Scale
    • 1:20
  • Sponsor
    • Elf
    • Michelin
  • Region
    • European
  • Vehicle Type
    • Formula 1
  • Drivers
    • Jean-Pierre Jabouille
  • Type
    • Model Kit
    • Multi-Media Kit
  • Vehicle Make
    • Renault
  • Model
    • RS01