Solido is increasingly enjoying motorsport: This is proven by the appearance of the modelcars for the Porsche 936/78 in scale 1:18, which enrich the offer directly after the novelties for the Porsche 935/78 Moby Dick and the Porsche 956 LH presented in the blog last week. Using the example of the novelty presented here, the racing drivers Bob Wollek, Jürgen Barth and Jacky Ickx took part in the 46th edition of the 24 Hour Race in 1978 and took second place in front of around 150,000 spectators. The racing car, built according to the FIA regulations of Group 6, was used with a revised six-cylinder boxer engine that developed 426 kW / 580 hp from its 2.1 liter displacement. The new miniatures of the Spider appear from diecast and are available under item number S1805601 / 421185890.
The Porsche 936 was used by the factory team from 1976 to 1979 and in 1981 in the sports car world championship. From its predecessors - as can be clearly seen in the original photo from 1977 attached to this article - the variant weighing around 700 kilograms for 1978 differed in terms of modified side panels with an enlarged supply for improved cooling of the rear brakes and a strongly tapered rear. Further inside were the two fins for hanging the rear spoiler, the outer edges which pointed down. Solido reproduces these characteristics exactly in the modelcars. In the finish, the diecast Porsche 936/78 offer a very good processing quality. This also applies to the inner workings of the airbox behind the driver's seat and to the knowledge-richly prepared cockpit as a whole.
The opinion of the editorial team is unanimous: It is mega that the makers of Solido have decided to build these modelcars. With the Spider body of the Porsche 936/78 it is not noticeable, but with the models mentioned above, there are replicas of these legends that have functional parts and are made of diecast and are really inexpensive. Slightly higher in price, but available exclusively from modelissimo and ck-modelcars.de, the models of the Porsche 935 from 1976, limited to 1,000 pieces, are estimated, which Norev delivers under the item number 187430 and which are used by the Martini Racing Porsche system Replicates four-place finishers from Le Mans 1976; At the time driven by Rolf Stommelen and Manfred Schurti, with whom we would like to finish this article. Wishing you a good start to the week!