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This is a scale model kit to be assembled by an adult; it includes all the parts as indicated, but it does not include glue or paints.

After the FIA introduced new engine regulations for Formula 1 cars in late 1987, teams using turbocharged engines encountered some difficulties.

The FIA not only tightened restrictions on turbocharged engines, but also decided to officially ban them in 1989.

While most teams turned to naturally aspirated engines after receiving the new regulations, McLaren's designers saw a different side of the turbocharged engines.

With the idea that the center of gravity and drag of a Formula 1 car would get lower and smaller, McLaren lowered the vehicle as much as possible, lengthened the front and changed the driver's seat angle from 45 degrees to 30 degrees.

At the same time, McLaren started cooperation with Honda.

The RA168E turbocharged engine was perfectly integrated with the bodywork design. Thus a very competitive racing car, the McLaren MP4/4 was born.

  The drivers who made the McLaren MP4/4 a true legend were the genius Ayrton Senna and 'The Professor' Alain Prost.

Driven by these two top drivers, the McLaren MP4/4 took most victories in 1988.

The two drivers took turns to take the victories.

In this season, Senna won his first Formula 1 World Drivers' Championship and McLaren won Formula 1 World Constructors’ Championship with a total of 199 points.

A legend was born!

Additional details for the McLaren Honda MP4/4 car scale model kit:

Manufactured by Meng Model in 1/12 scale with reference RS-004.

Belongs to the Honda Marlboro McLaren Team.

Sponsored by Marlboro.

Driven by Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna da Silva

with numbers 11 and 12

Raced at the FIA Formula 1 World Championship in 1988.

Includes metal parts, paint masks, photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions.