McLaren F1 GTR – Le Mans 1996 Twin Pack
Race: 1996 Le Mans 24 Hours
Drivers: Nelson Piquet / Johnny Cecotto / Danny Sullivan Jacques Laffite / Steve Soper / Marc Duez
After their victorious debut in 1995, the 24 Hours of Le Mans the following year was set to be a much tougher affair for the McLaren F1 GTR. The 1996 iteration of the fastest production car in the world at the time had seen a number of improvements, but the new Porsche 911 GT1s proved to be dominant in qualifying and even the excellent driver line ups of the McLaren teams were not enough.
The strongest of these teams was undoubtedly the Bigazzi team from Italy. With one car shared between ex-F1 driver Jacques Laffite, Touring Car megastar Steve Soper, and Belgian Endurance expert Marc Duez, they were classified 11th after needing exhaust repairs and a new gearbox in the night. The other car that featured an American flag over the rear bodywork was piloted by Danny Sullivan, Johnny Cecotto and triple F1 world Champion Nelson Piquet. This team also needed a new gearbox to complete the 24 hours, and due to a host of other issues the car concluded the 1996 24 Hours of Le Mans in 8th place.
- Scale: 1:32
- Limited Edition: Yes
- Age Suitability: 5+
- Digital Plug Ready (Digital Plug not included)
- Easy Change Pick-Ups
- High Detail
- Working Headlights
- Working Rear Lights
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WARNING Not suitable for children under 36 months It contains small parts which can present a choking hazard and some components have functional sharp points and edges. Handle with care.Only use this product with the recommended transformer. Colour and contents may differ from those illustrated.Please refer to the safety notes in the main set instruction leaflet. Please retain these details and the address for future reference.