TOYOTA GT-ONE TS-020 - 24 HOURS LE MANS 1999
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.
Another Tamiya quality model, this time the Toyota TS020 GT-One that race the 24 Hours Le Mans in 1999.
after assembled the model measures: - length: 202mm, overall width: 84mm.
This model boasts faithful recreation of innovative aerodynamics.
• Highly detailed nose and diffuser-just like the full size car.
• Rear cowl is removable, allowing modeler to view the detailed V8 twin turbo engine even after completion.
• Kit includes decals for Car no. 1 and 3.
• Masking seals are also included for accurate body painting.
Additional details for the Toyota TS020 GT-One model car kit:
Manufactured by Tamiya in 1/24 scale with reference TAM24222.
Sponsored by Esso.
Driven by Allan McNish with number 3
Raced at the 24 Hours Le Mans in 1999.
Includes plastic model kit.
The Longest Day in France", also known as the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, takes place two hundred kilometers southwest of Paris, in the city of Le Mans.
This high-speed circuit is made up of public roads closed off for the race, which stretch to 13.6 kilometers in length-the world's longest circuit track.
Throughout the long history of the Le Mans, two or three major manufacturers have always fought for the top honors, but the 1999 race boasted six major contenders.
The Toyota GT-One TS020 led the grueling 24 hour event right up until one hour before the finish, when it was struck with an untimely tire blowout, but still managed to finish second.
Subtle refinements to the sleek carbon fiber composite body of the GT-One TS020 were conducted in the pursuit of optimal aerodynamics.
The 3600cc V8 twin turbo R36V engine also underwent various modifications, improving power, torque, and fuel efficiency.