The racing car with which Manfred Schurti and Rolf Stommelen went to the start for the team Martini Racing Porsche System at the 46th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans or the 46e Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans, wrote history because of its design. Racing engineer Norbert Singer and its crew developed the type 935/78 after the FIA-regulations of the Groupe 5 for the brand world championship. Compared to its predecessor versions based on the Porsche 930, Singer used the 911 SC as the basis and all the freedom of the set of rules: The result is a vehicle so large in size that its makers gave it the nickname Moby Dick; so named him after the white whale that Herman Melville described in his novel. Because its color was also on the car. Which also applies to the new models.
Solido is currently bringing new miniatures for this unforgettable racing car onto the market. The modelcars in scale 1:18 are characterized by a very good price performance ratio and come from diecast to collectors: the two doors are designed to be opened. The model was built on a tubular space frame and received a floor made of GRP, i.e. glass fiber reinforced plastic. The front and rear panels are also made of this material. Solido perfectly replicates the extended front and the front apron with the large opening for the oil and intercooler and also transfers the plexiglass panes that cover the headlights correctly into the so-called Bburago size. The long and stretched rear end with the large, adjustable rear wing is definitely an eye catcher: a real plus for the aerodynamics of the Porsche 935/78.
The driver's seat was positioned on the right, which offered the driver an advantage for a better overview: The most race tracks were driven clockwise and had more right than left turns. The shift of the center of gravity to the inside also ensured better driving dynamics of the 621 kW / 845 hp strong Porsche in right turns. So in this area too, Solido has done everything right. This also applies to the replica of the roll cage and the details in the interior, such as the footrest, pedals, steering wheel and the classic dashboard with its five round instruments from the 911. If we now look at the price, the modelcars available under item number S1805401 are a real top offer, not only because of the wintersale campaign, which is limited to mid-March: both in terms of price and quality of workmanship!