1:12 Bentley Speed 8 - Le Mans 2003
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Brand: Model Factory Hiro
Part No: MFH K739
About the Speed 8 2003LM
Bentley first entered motor racing during the 1920s, where they participated in Le Mans 24 hours until 1930. However, the company was bough out in 1931, and they would not be seen at Le Mans again until 2001. In preparation of their return 71 years later at the Sarthe circuit, Bentley prepared the “Speed 8”, based on the Audi R8C from 2000 and equipped with a V8 twin turbo engine. The name “Speed 8” was a homage to their previous car the “Speed Six” (that ran in 1929~30), which was named based on the fact that it held a straight-six engine. During its first year the Speed 8 managed to take 3rd place at Le Mans, and in the following Le Mans in 2002 it managed a 4th place finish. Finally in 2003, the Speed 8 managed a 1-2 finish, giving the crown back to Bentley after a 73 year drought.
- this kit is a 1/12 scale full detail model of the Speed8, based on the 2003 Le Mans winner.
- a full detailed, multi-material kit featuring white metal, resin, etching, metal turned parts, rubber tires, decals and various cords allowing for maximum representation of the original vehicle.
- aluminum turned parts used for front light rims and oil cap.
- nose, front and rear cowl can be removed, and doors can open and close, allowing for detailed view of the interior after completion.
*(Product is currently still in design phase: release date/price/instructions for construction/build may be altered for official release. / Images based off CG captures may not accurately reflect that of the final product.)