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Minichamps Porsche 956L 1983 Le Mans 24Hrs Winner Review
Authored by Gary

Wheels, Brakes and Undercarriage

The front rims are covered by a cover, with Porsche 956 printed in red. These are decently done, with a small indentation for the tire valve. The rear rims are six spoke affairs, and have good detail. MC even replicated the tire valve. The middle lugnuts could be better painted though, as it doesn’t look too realistic. The brakes are not visible on the front wheels, but the rear brakes are visible. The slick tires are branded “Dunlop” and have realistic feel. Each brake disc is a simple silver plastic piece, with twin gold callipers. Both of these aren’t very detailed, but at least the disc moves with the wheel. The undercarriage is completely sealed with only the rear diffuser the only thing that’s worth a mention.


The engine cover is a separate piece and completely lifts off the body. It’s secured to the body with a pin and hole design. The engine cover is heavy, since it’s a metal piece. The engine is well detailed, with intricate wiring, detail painting, springs, etc. However, the texture of the carbon fibre may not be ro everyone's tastes.



The interior is good here. The instrument cluster is well done, with lots of small buttons and lights molded and painted. The gear shifter is well replicated close to the door, which is accurate, and even the mechanism is molded. The steering wheel is well padded, with good detail on the center. The seat is hard plastic, with separate seatbelts. The seatbelts are branded Sabelt and look great. The door sides are uninteresting, with black paint galore.



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