Got this ugly and scary 959 :-)

11-26-2001, 02:10 PM
and I quite a little bit disappointed
engine looks good, even belts and pulleys present
but NO UNDERBODY details!!!!
They ommited the most interesting - unique Porsche 4WD
system, also featured on their 911 4x4 rally prototypes
1.Can I take it from another kit (where?)
2.Porsche 959 body colors: I've seen only pics of red, white and
black 959 on the web site... what another body colors was
available for this model?

11-26-2001, 04:26 PM
Who make it?

11-26-2001, 04:28 PM

11-26-2001, 04:38 PM
I've seen it in silver on Speedvision. Sorry but I don't have a pic!


11-26-2001, 05:00 PM
Originally posted by awaken1973

Hmmmmmmmm, don't know what's going on there then!
It's not the race car is it?

11-26-2001, 05:15 PM
Is it the road version that comes in the black box?

11-26-2001, 05:31 PM
colors offered on the box cover are red, silver and black

11-27-2001, 02:18 AM
Like this?

11-27-2001, 04:02 PM
I am still confused about the chassis!
Is it a lower detail version to save time?

11-27-2001, 04:38 PM
It's very strange kit... there is a complete engine with gearbox,
exaust pipes and turbochargers underside the car
but bottom of the body absolutely FLAT! no details
I can't believe in that on real car, there should be at least
a driveshaft and front differential (remember it's a 4wd car)
If they ommited underside details for WHAT reason they included
exaust and turbo details???

11-27-2001, 08:23 PM
It could be part of the 959 design...I found this while trying to find pics of the 959 underbody.
a streamlined three-piece molding - first fitted on the legendary Porsche 959 - channels air between the underside of the car and the road, helping push the body to the pavement at speed.

:confused: :confused:

11-27-2001, 08:35 PM
Here's another quote about the undertray...still no pic. :(

Engineers could have reduced the drag further, but they did not want to sacrifice the zero aerodynamic lift they had already acheived. For a supercar running in excess of 300 km/h, any aerodynamic lift could cause serious problems in stability. Obviously 959's air dam and the fiberglass-Kelvar flat undertray contributed a lot to that.

11-27-2001, 10:33 PM
So transmission and front suspension details covered by shield?
Is anywhere a pics how it looks on a real car?

11-27-2001, 10:45 PM
I can't find any pics, either. And I know I haven't seen one. :( Sounds like Jason has it figured out, though...

11-28-2001, 02:37 AM
btw working on this kit makes me more educated in Porsche's engines construction :)
I used this as painting guide

11-28-2001, 07:00 AM
Originally posted by awaken1973
btw working on this kit makes me more educated in Porsche's engines construction :)
I used this as painting guide
The image didn't show up properly.

As for the undertray, I find it hard to believe that Tamiya would cut corners like that. So I'll have to say the flat bottom is authentic and inline with what I found about the car's undertray. Or maybe Tamiya couldn't find a pic of the undertray either. :D:p

11-28-2001, 08:51 AM
I suppose to believe in this becouse there is rear and front axle cover in this kit (which covers the most interesting - suspension details)
I think do not install this cover for better observation

trying picture of 959 engine again:

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