Tyrrell P34 Six Wheeler 1976 Japan GP XB
Model Number: 84165

Released

Late 2010

Drive

RWD

Chassis Description

F103

Body Type

Finished Lexan/Polycarb

Motor

540

Scale

1/10

The Tyrrell P34 caused a sensation within the F1 world when it was unveiled in 1975. Derek Gardner sought to enhance braking and cornering performance by reducing the size of the drag-inducing front tires while preserving contact patch area through the use of 4 tires, thereby creating the only 6-wheeled machine in F1 history.





It took part in actual races beginning with the Spanish GP in 1976, and drivers J. Scheckter and P. Depailler went on to drive their cars to a 1-2 finish at the Swedish GP to prove the incredible potential of the P34.

At the final race of the season, the P34 appeared before Japanese fans at the inaugural Japanese GP held at Fuji Speedway.

F1 race cars often have race-specific modifications, and the No.3 Tyrrell P34 driven by J. Scheckter at the Japanese GP was distinguished by a triangular net guard fitted on the air funnel and large wingtip panels on the rear wing.

The race was a battle for the championship between Ferrariā€™s N. Lauda and McLaren's J. Hunt and drew a great deal of attention both within Japan and around the world.





The weather was fair on Friday and Saturday, but conditions were worsened by rain on Sunday.

Although the race finally began at 3PM after a long delay, championship contender N. Lauda quickly retired.

The lost excitement was brought back by the performances of the Japanese drivers and P. Depailler's Tyrrell P34.

From his 13th place qualifying position, Depailler overtook the field to briefly lead before a tire puncture dropped him back to finish the race in second place behind M. Andretti?s Lotus.





Specs & Features



The P34 is mounted on its own special chassis based on the F103 chassis.



Rubber tires included.



Type 540 motor included.



The polycarbonate body accurately represents the P34 which featured an exposed engine bay.

Polycarbonate rear wing with aluminum stays included.







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