Porsche 934 Turbo RSR | Tamiya 1:24

02 July 2020

Author | Krzysztof Szpakowski

I would like to present another of my model kits, this time the orange Porsche 934 Turbo RSR, which I completed in May 2016.

At first, a short introduction:
The seventies was quite a crazy period of the twentieth century. Rock'n'roll, drugs, hippies, birth of dissatisfied punks, fuel crisis, Americans lost to the Vietnam War, Europe further divided by the Berlin Wall.
In motor sport it was equally interesting, Lancia Stratos appeared in rallies, in F1 you could admire the fierce duel of James Hunt and Niki Lauda. How does Porsche fit in these years?
After the successes of the 917 model in Le Mans and Carrera RSR in GT class races, Porsche decided to introduce a new race car based on the civilian 930 model. In 1976 the 934 model was introduced and as the name suggests the car was intended for racing in the group 4.
The car was equipped with larger brakes from the 917 model and a 120-liter fuel tank mounted at the front of the car, together with the battery and oil tank. From a spitting fire, turbocharged 3 liter flat six they achieved 485 KM. The doors, hood and wheel arches of the car were made of fiberglass and in combination with an aluminum roll cage, the car weighed only 1.090 kg, which gives a better power-to-weight ratio even than today's WRC class cars.
You didn't have to wait long for success because the 934 won the European GT races, the German GT Series and Trans-Am Series.

How this beast sounds and breathes fire: YouTube

In total, 31 copies of this car were built. The number #930 670 0167 is the serial number of the model whose miniature I tried to reproduce as accurately as possible. The car driven by Reinhardt Stenzel took part in the 200 Meilen von Nürnberg race, which is part of the German DRM Championships. Starting from 7th position Reinhardt managed to finish the race in 2nd position. Of course, other 934 won.





The model was made on the basis of Tamiya, but it was necessary to change a number of details to make the model more accurately reproduce the original.


The list of modifications and add-ons:
• Changed start number
• Dunlop decals for tires and body
• Lids mounted on the front rims additionally cooling the front brake discs
• Rivets connecting widened wheel arches
• The interior colors have been changed in relation to the incorrect manufacturer's instructions
• Engine switch at the dashboard
• Seatbelts
• Fuel pipes in the interior
• Cooling hoses running under the chassis
• Motor wires and cabling
• Wash engine and exhaust system components
• Drilled out exhaust











YouTube video below.



Author | Krzysztof Szpakowski