The U-9 Grand Prix car, as the name implies, was built to simulate the all-action effect of formula one Grand Prix. The model gives you the thrill that comes with speed, the sensation of power with the roar of super engines and the fast-paced non-stop action of the Grand Prix circuit.
The model has an exquisite and truly elegant appearance created by adopting the sleek flowing lines of famous racing cars. Under the hood you will find a 16 valve V8 engine equipped with a powerful fan. Your new vehicle has a link rod and a transmission, switching the modes between idle, reverse, and race ahead, baby! The spring-suspended fork and rubberized wheels – genuine sport tires – ensure smooth but rapid acceleration and a long driving range.
Size: 13.8 x 3.7 x 5.1 in.
Number of parts: 348
Assembly Time: 7-8 hours
Recommended Age: 14+
Notes from Alex:
Wow. This was quite the build. The estimated time might be a little on the low side; the engine alone took about three hours. Considering that it contains eight moving pistons, sixteen moving valves, and the rubber-band motor it was really not surprising that it took so long.
No major issues while putting it together. There were a couple of small bits at the end that were difficult to install, but spares were provided. As with all models - and I can't say this enough - all of the moving parts MUST have all burrs removed by sanding and MUST be thoroughly lubricated with wax. Fortunately, it's possible to test each assembly as you go to make sure things are running smoothly.
I'd also have to say that based on the complexity of the model and how cool it is, it's probably one of the best value kits we sell.