Hey everyone! Today i will show you two 24h of LeMans racing cars! Ofcourse we all know the 24h of LeMans, so i won’t be explaining that here. For now: enjoy! Note: the opening picture will maybe set you on the wrong path...

First up: the 1/18 scale Peugeot 908HDi FAP, made by Norev. In this post i won’t tell so much about this car (just the fact it’s amazing...). The details are on point and the overall look is perfect!

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So now, let’s move on to the (in my opinion) best part of this post! I’m talking about this beauty: the Lego 24hrs Racecar. The scale is something like 1/8, and you can tell that by the size: it’s HUUUGE!

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Here are some more pictures of the size. I compared it to a 1/18 and a 1/64 car, and i compared the wheel to a 1/18 car.

As you can see, the wheel is higher than the car!

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So now, let’s move on to the more interesting part, and the reason why the car is in the Lego Technic series.

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At the left side of the car, you will see this red switch, which is marked red. With that switch you can open and close the doors and the hood.

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The switch uses a clutch system, which let’s you select the part you want to move: to the car to select the doors, away from the car to select the hood. This is also marked on the body panel.

So now, let’s open the doors.

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First, select the doors.

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After you selected the door, turn the car and there will be a “black thing”. I’m sorry, i don’t know the English word for it... 😅. Once you found it, turn it, and the doors should go up.

The doors are controlled the same, but with the switch to the other side.

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The front can be opened up too, but it has to be done manual... There’s not much in there anyways...

Now it’s opened up, let’s have a look at the interior.

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It’s not that interesting though

Now the best part: the engine! Now it will get a little bit complicated, but i will try my very best to explain it.

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For the rest of the pictures i removed the hood to be able to photograph the details better.

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One thing you will notice is the massive suspension. Here are some clearer pictures of the suspension.

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So now, let’s move on to the V8 engine.

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As you can see, it has functional pistons. The pistons are powered when the wheels are rolling in the same direction. If only one wheels rolls, the other wheel will go the opposite direction.

This is how it works: the grey part will roll when the wheels go in the same direction.
The grey part (marked red) will power the black part (marked green) which will power the blue part in the next image.

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The blue part will power the white part, which are the pistons, and that’s how the pistons are powered.

This was my post (almost a full book, sorry for that) about the Le Mans cars. I hope you enjoyed! Let’s finish this with some pictures. Bye!

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