In order to tie in with my first story about Le Mans, I would like to go back to real racing legends. The 51st edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (June 18-19, 1983) had some personified legends.
Well-known names such as Hurley Haywood, Al Holbert, Jacky Ickx, Derek Bell or even Klaus Ludwig were among the starters.
Also, the American Formula 1 World Champion of 1978, Mario Andretti was at the start. He shared the cockpit with his son Michael Andretti and the Frenchman Philippe Alliot.
The vehicle, which was piloted by the Andrettis, is itself a racing icon. We are talking about a Porsche 956, which 2.6L Turbo Flat-6 engine mobilized over 600 hp. This made the 850KG light race car over 350 KM / H fast.
The 956 was used from 1982-1984, then replaced by the successor model 962. With the 956 great emphasis was placed on the aerodynamics - through optimization of the underbody, rear diffuser and the wing, the car become sucked by the negative pressure literally on the road. As a result, crazy cornering speeds were achieved.
This Porsche used by Kremer was able to secure a third place behind the two Rothmans-Porsche.
Among the first 10 finish runs were 9 Porsche 956 - in the US then appeared a billboard with the headline “Nobody`s perfect”
With this HPI miniature in scale 1/43, collector dreams were turned into reality, because the detailing convinced in full line. The processing of the engine is fantastic and the proportions are also very consistent.
Have fun with the pictures!