Mazda 787B (diecast 1:18, Werk83)

  • Mazda 787B (from 1991)
  • Werk83
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • racing / multicolored
  • Perfect mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
 
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The legendary Mazda 787B and its detailed replica

The Mazda 787B is a truly iconic racing car from the 90s generation and was in action from 1990 to 1991. Developed by Yojiro Terada and Takayoshi Ohashi, the Mazda 787B marked a turning point in motorsport history. This car became especially famous for its revolutionary 4-rotor Wankel engine, making it the only Wankel engine vehicle ever to win the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans race. This technical marvel had a power output of about 700 hp and could reach speeds of up to 354 km/h (220 mph). The Mazda 787B succeeded the Mazda 787, building upon it with numerous enhancements and optimizations.


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Successes and drivers in motorsport

In 1991, the Mazda 787B secured a spectacular victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Driven by Johnny Herbert, Volker Weidler, and Bertrand Gachot, it surpassed the competition in a historic race and etched its name in automotive history. This win was a masterpiece, both technically and strategically, greatly contributing to the legacy of the Mazda 787B in motorsport annals. Apart from Le Mans, the vehicle also achieved success in other endurance races, showcasing its durability and performance.

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Durability and design

The 1/18 scale model variant by Werk83, being showcased here, is crafted from high-quality die-cast material, boasting meticulous attention to detail that is sure to impress collectors worldwide. From the photos, it's evident that the colors and design elements of the original have been faithfully recreated. The green-orange livery with distinctive geometric shapes and prominent sponsor logos such as Renown and Charge are realistic, presenting a visually stunning depiction. The golden wheels and the car's aerodynamic contours are faithfully depicted, mirroring the original, which further enhances the model's collector's value.

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Technical and visual intricacies

The technical specifications of the real Mazda 787B are impressive. The 4-rotor Wankel engine, known as the R26B, was a groundbreaking innovation, engineered to be highly efficient and powerful. With a torque of approximately 608 Nm (448 ft-lbs) and a maximum rpm of 9000, the engine was not only reliable but also extremely potent. The car's chassis and aerodynamics were optimized through CFD analyses and wind tunnel tests to ensure the best possible performance. These technological advancements are also reflected in the Werk83 model, produced in 1/18 scale, capturing even the smallest technical details of the vehicle accurately.

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Visual allure of the model

The 1/18 scale model by Werk83, part of the collection of Modelly member "Play-X," captivates with its lifelike replication. The shape and color scheme replicate the original precisely, while sponsor logos like Renown and Charge are meticulously applied. The front end with its distinct headlights and aerodynamic hood, as well as the detailed cockpit and authentic Dunlop-branded tires, make this model particularly appealing. The rear section with the large rear wing adds to the authenticity, showcasing the precision with which Werk83 designs their models. This 1/18 scale die-cast model is a true gem for any die-cast car enthusiast's collection.


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