1:24 Porsche 718 RSK 1958 Sarthe 24 Hours #29 Ver A
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Brand: Model Factory Hiro
Part No: MFH LK003
1:24 Porsche 718 RSK 1958 Sarthe 24 Hours Ver A
The “Lightweight Series”, the brand new lineup brought to you from MFH
The models are based on the selection from the famous cars in the past years, and the number of parts is reduced for the ease of assemble.
The thrid kit of the “Lightweight Series” will be the 718 RSK.
This kit will be specialized in the teams that raced with 718 RSK in the 1958 Sarthe 24 hours endurance race.
- This is a proportion model without engine parts. The number of parts is reduced therefore shorten the time of completion.
- This is a multi-material kit. The body, chassis, seats are made of resin. Photo etch sheet, silk screen printed decal sheet, rubber tyres, windows parts made by vacuum.
- The shiny parts like the emblem, light rim, handle are polished already.
The Porsche 718 is an open-cockpit racing car built by Porsche between 1957 and 1962.
The 718 was a development of the successful Porsche 550A with improvements being made to the body work and suspension. The new front frame resembled the letter K if viewed from the front and this led to the car being referred to as the RSK. It had a mid-engined layout and used the 142 horsepower (106 kW) 1.5-litre Type 547/3 quad-cam engine introduced in the 550A. The car made its racing debut at the 1957 24 Hours of Le Mans driven by Umberto Maglioli and Edgar Barth. The car failed to finish the race due to an accident.
In 1958, the car finished first in class and third overall at Le Mans guided by Jean Behra and Hans Herrmann. Jean Behra also brought one of the cars home second at the Targa Florio. In 1959, the car, driven by Edgar Barth and Wolfgang Seidel, claimed overall victory at the Targa Florio. A 718 also won the European Hill Climb Championship in both 1958 and 1959.