domingo, 10 de agosto de 2014
Porsche 934 da equipe do Max Moritz, excelente kit Tamiya na escala 1/24. During the 1970s the World Championship for Makes had rivaled Formula One in popularity but its organizer, the FIA, was faced with a shrinking entry list due to the effects of the Oil Crisis, which led to regulation changes in 1976. As a result, group 5, which featured production based vehicles with extensive modifications became the class to complete for the World Championship for Makes, while Group 6 was transferred to entry in the 1976 World Sportscar Championship. Moreover, the FIA’s minimum production regulations for homologation of Group 4 GT class cars were relaxed from 500 in 12 consecutive months to just 400 over 24 months, to allow more manufactures to have a chance to participe in the series. Porsche quickly adapted to the regulation changes and unveiled the 935 and 936 to compete in Group 5 and Group 6 respectively. Furthermore, Porsche developed the turbo RSR, also called the 934 Racing, for Group 4 GT class. The 935 and 934 could trace their roots back to Porsche’s first turbo-charged sports car, the 911 Turbo. Dubbed the 930 Turbo, the car was first announced at the 1973 Frankfurt Motor Show, and its production began in 1975. The 930 Turbo was originally designed as a street-legal race car, and while its side profile did not differ significantly from the 911, if feature wide front and rear fenders and was equipped with a large rear wing. The rear-mounted 2,994cc turbocharged flat-6 engine was capable of 260hp which made it a top-of-the-range production car at the time. The 934 was based upon the 930 turbo. Fittted with a large turbo charger, a water-cooled intercooler, and K-Jetronic mechanical fuel injection system, the flat-6 was under horizontally-positioned cooling fan in the same way as seen in the 917 and 908, for optimun cooling effect. Thanks to such modifications , the engine’s power was boosted from 260hp to 485hp and at the same time its torque was nearly doubled from 35kgm to 62kgm. The car also featured independent torsion bar suspension with resin buched and coil springs, adjustable front and rear stabilizer rods, and ventilated disc brakes with aluminium calipers. The sleek body featured flared fenders and a large front spoiler with air intakes for the oil cooler in the center, intercooler radiatiors on the left and right, and rounded brake cooling air intakes. Among the Turbo RSR type 934’s that dominated races aroung the world were two vivid Orange machines fielded by the Max Moritz Team, which was sponsored by the German liqueur maker Jägermeister. Following a successful 1976 DRM(German Racing Championship) season including a 1-2 finish in Round 1 Nüburgring, the team also threw its hat into the ring for Round 4 Nüburgring 1000km in the German Championship for Makes. They demonstrad excellent performance, car No.24 outperforming the Porsche 935 to finish in 3rd place in its class while car No.25 surpassed its team-mate to win its class and finish 3rd overall in the race. Tamiya kit at 1/24th scale.