1:12 McLaren MP4/8 Ver.A : 1993 Rd.2 Brazilian GP / Rd.3 European GP #7 M.Andretti / #8 A.Senna
K659 Ver.A : 1993 Rd.2 Brazilian GP / Rd.3 European GP #7 M.Andretti / #8 A.Senna
Based on two early races that A. Senna won in rain conditions. Out of the two races, the European GP at Donnington stands out as one of Senna’s most famous wins, having finished over a minute before the 2nd place winner. Includes rain tires.
[ About the McLaren MP4/8 ]
Having lost the championship to Williams Renault and cutting off ties with Honda at the end of the 1992 season, McLaren welcomed the 1993 season with a Ford HB engine and other high tech systems, plus having former CART champion Michael Andretti join the team. The entry car for this year was the MP4/8 – based on the MP4/7 with changes to improve aerodynamics such as having a high nose and bargeboards. However even with the new package the team continued to struggle against Williams Renault, and while ace driver Senna was able to win the second, third and sixth round they struggled for most of the other races. Other than Williams, Benetton also proved to be a strong threat to the team despite also running on Ford engines. M. Andretti failed to make any impressions and was replaced by M. Hakkinen for the last three rounds. Despite all the negative factors, Senna managed to win 5 of the rounds thanks to his driving techniques and the car’s strong aerodynamic abilities. In the end the team managed to win second place for constructors, and Senna himself won second place for drivers as well.
[ Kit Details ]
- 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 wheel, center locknut and wheel shaft. Wheels have additional black alumite finish.
- front nose /front suspension cover/rear cowl can be removed, allowing full view of the detailed interior after completion.
- pre-printed sponsor logos featured on tires.