Tamiya 24192 NISSAN R-390GTI 1:24

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  • One of the most prestigious and grueling racing events held in the world
    is the "Le Mans 24 Hour Endurance Race". It has brought excitement and
    pleasure to motorsports enthusiasts worldwide, ever since it was first held in
    1923. In 1997 Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Entered their latest Nissan R390 GT1
    which was developed to vie for this renowned racing event.

    The R390 GT1 took its name from a car, R380, that excited Japanese
    motor sports enthusiasts over thirty years ago. Jointly developed by Nissan
    and TWR (Tom Walkinshaw Racing), the R390 GT1 is the state of the art racing
    expertise of them. Aerodynamically refined low and sleek body styling is
    suggestive of Nissan's highly competitive Gr. C machines raced during the
    1980's. The 3.5 liter V8 engine, producing an awesome 600 horsepower output,
    is bolted directly to the carbon composite monocoque and works as a
    load-carrying element. The tremendous power is delivered to the rear wheels
    via a transversely mounted, six speed transmission. The four wheel double
    wishbone suspension system is connected to the horizontally mounted shock
    absorbers via pushrods and bell cranks to provide optimum road handling
    performance.

    Three R390 GT1's were entered in to the 1997 Le Mans event and, among them,
    the car No. 21 achieved a pole position in the pre-qualifying race. Although
    the overall result was rather discouraging, the R390's outstanding
    performance, displayed during the early stage of the race, was something to
    behold and promising for the year to come.

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