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Tamiya 1/12 Honda RA273 Racing Car

Tamiya 1/12 Honda RA273 Racing Car

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CODE: TA12032
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In 1966, Formula 1 regulations were changed and indicated a move from cars with 1.5 litre engines to those with 3 litre ones. Having finally tasted success with the 1.5 litre RA272 the year before, the Honda engineers had to start from scratch again and the RA273 was not ready until the Italian Grand Prix in 1966. Featuring a lightweight monocoque frame with aluminum panels and powered by a 90 degree V-12 engine, the car was driven by Richie Ginther and John Surtees, with Ginther finishing the season in a respectable 4th place overall.

Length: 333mm, Width: 143mm, Height: 70mm 

Meticulously detailed V-12 engine features fuel pipes and ignition cables.

  • The 12 exhaust funnels are made from aluminum.
  • Fully-movable front and rear suspensions are equipped with metal coil springs for life-like operation.
  • Moving the steering wheel actually turns the front wheels.
  • Nose cowling can be attached and removed even after assembly to display radiator and water tank.
  • Extensive set of photo-etched parts, including brake discs, oil cooler, and steering wheel spokes are included for the ultimate finish.
  • Manufacturer emblems, mirror surfaces, and instrument panel depicted with metal transfers.
  • Hollow rubber tyres with accurate tread patterns add to the model's racing feel.
  • Driver figure included.
  • types of markings included to depict cars driven by Richie Ginther and John Surtees.