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Porsche Carrera GT Sportscar Covertible

The Porsche Carrera GT grabbed the world's attention when first unveiled as a concept car at the 2000 Paris Auto Show. Promoted as Porsche's next generation flagship super sports car, the Carrera GT was officially unleashed onto the international motoring market in 2003. Incorporating the latest and most extreme racing technology, the Carrera GT lines up against the impressive range of super sports cars offered by the worlds top makers, such as the Enzo Ferrari and the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. Featuring a powerful 5.7 liter V10 engine, carbon-fiber monocoque chassis and push-rod suspension all wrapped up in classic Porsche style and elegance, the Carrera GT is the ultimate high-end sports car.

Tamiya Porsche Carrera GT Sportscar Covertible Plastic Model Car Kit 1/24 Scale #24275
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Specifications :
  • Scale: 1:24
  • Length: 7-5/8" (194mm)
  • Width: 3-1/4" (83mm)
  • Tamiya Product Number: 24275
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"Gorgeous! Fine craftsmanship, not easy but worth the effort"
cmgventura (Ventura, CA)
I really love this model, I took my time and am very pleased by the end product. I used the colors recommended by Tamiya and was pleased. There is plenty of engine and interior detail to please and body detail is as good as you are up to doing. The only problem I had was the fit of the t-bar roof, but that's not necessary to use. Also the boot doesn't open as nicely as it should, but I am probably to blame for that. I enjoy Tamiya models for their high standards of design and engineering of parts. I saw one of these cars in person the other day and I was awestruck, well, I'll never own one, but this model almost makes up for that!

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Features

  • This static display model has accurately reproduced the elegant form of the actual car!
  • Removable roof panels allow the reproduction of an open-top or hardtop model.
  • Authentically reproduced 5.7 liter V10 engine.
  • Opening rear cowl.
  • Model with the rear spoiler either in up or down position.
  • Metal plated parts used to reproduce wheels, light reflectors and exhaust pipes.
  • Porsche emblems and mirrors are reproduced with metal transfers.
  • Illustrated assembly guide.

Specs

  • Scale: 1:24
  • Length: 7-5/8" (194mm)
  • Width: 3-1/4" (83mm)
  • Tamiya Product Number: 24275

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1/24 Porsche Carrera GT


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"Japan quality"
parker.farrell755
The Japanese never fail to fail me. Tamiya is one of if not the best modeling company. The Porsche Carrera they produce is outstanding. Chasis is fully sperate from the body, engine is faithfully reproduced just like their Enzo. Only thing they missed was the carbon fiber but I have that covered.

 
"Awesome Car...Nicely Detailed Kit...But Not For The Novice"
hotmail2paul (Southern California)
Building this Carrera GT is a very long and painstaking process. Not because there is a lot of flashing on the parts, there is virtually none. There is at lot of detail paint work and test fitting if you want this to look like a real one. Before you start download some photos from the internet, body, interior and powertrain. While you on the internet download the assembly instructions from Tamiya. It is a PDF file and you will find it useful if you want to enlarge a particular step in the instructions. Study the instructions well before beginning, especially the paint coding and don't divert from their assembly sequence. Painting the body side panel inserts requires that they be painted prior to gluing them to the body. This allows you to polish these panels before assembly into the body. This is a task that you have to be extremely neat with, other wise the glue will ooze between the joints and show. I found it best to tack them in place from the back first with super glue gel and after an overnight drying I used a two part 5 minute epoxy again from the back. The decal film is very thin and some of them are so small such as the logos for the wheel center caps and the calipers you may want to call Tamiya in Torrance, CA (800-826-4922) and buy an extra set. If you call Tamiya buy an extra Carrera GT logo also for the rear facia. It is a metal part with a self adhesive back and does not stick too well. It is worth the few extra buck to have extras, believe me the GT logo will end up missing sooner or later. I was hired by a Porsche Employee that brought me two kits, to build one car and one rolling chassis and it was sure nice to have that extra GT logo and decal sheet. Want to take a look at my build. It it the Sublime Green one in Viewer Images for this product.

 
"Carrera GT"
Wingrdr
Awesome but challenging model. Finished product looks great...not perfect (my fault) but very nice. I improvised a bit with the colors and like the way it turned out. I have 10 Porsche models (also one in the garage :) mostly Tamiya...this is one of their best.

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