Tamiya Toyota GT-1 TS020 - T24222
"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 honours, but the 1999 race boasted six major contenders. The Toyota GT-One TS020 led the gruelling 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 fibre 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.
1/24 scale plastic assembly model kit based on the GT-One TS020 of the 1999 Le Mans.
Overall 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 modeller 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.