Toyota GT-One TS020 Race Car Le Mans Car. Award winner built and painted. Add on flame decal set. Top building quality with crisp details overall and very high standard accuracy on each part. Great cockpit interior and engine details. Clear parts with rubber tire and more add on details. Top building quality with great detail overall. Flame patternt decal set add on for great looking. Overall length: 202mm, overall width: 84mm. GT-One TS020 of the 1999 Le Mans. This model boasts faithful recreation of innovative aerodynamics. Highly detailed nose and diffuser-just like the full size car. Rear cowl is removable, allowing modeler to view the detailed V8 twin turbo engine even after completion. Engine, longitudinally installed transmission authentically reproduced down to the finest detail. Internal equipment has been replicated down to the finest detail. Multi-link suspension has also been precisely recreated. Rims with bolt head details. Great break disc details. Buffing and sanding to remove mold seam. Base color with primer and putty for better surface detail. Add clear paint for good finishing on Beautiful decals and markings applying. Wash to enhance the surface detail increase the appearance of depth including engine, bolt head and more. Brushing to emphasis and highlighting texture with edge. Filter out the contrast and blend color effects. Polish chrome parts and polish all glossy body parts for realistic effects. Three coats shining paint works and apply three layer of clear coat and more on real life finishing. 1 Dream Works Hobby. 2 Dream Works Hobby. 3 Dream Works Hobby. 4 Dream Works Hobby. 5 Dream Works Hobby. 6 Dream Works Hobby. 7 Dream Works Hobby. 8 Dream Works Hobby. 9 Dream Works Hobby. 10 Dream Works Hobby. 11 Dream Works Hobby. 12 Dream Works Hobby. 13 Dream Works Hobby. 14 Dream Works Hobby. 15 Dream Works Hobby. 16 Dream Works Hobby. 17 Dream Works Hobby. 18 Dream Works Hobby. 19 Dream Works Hobby. 20 Dream Works Hobby. 21 Dream Works Hobby. 22 Dream Works Hobby. The Toyota TS020, better known in Europe as the Toyota GT-One, was a pure-bred Le Mans car, created specifically to contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans with no compromise in terms of design or engineering. The TS020 was built by Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) at its headquarters in Cologne, Germany, and was the work of a team assembled specifically for the task by Andre de Cortanze, a designer whose past work included the Le Mans-winning Peugeot 905. In its day, the design project was one of the most advanced in motorsport. No drawing boards were used; the work was accomplished entirely on CAD systems. De Cortanze completed the chassis concept in January 1997 and within two months work was progressing rapidly on the general design and details of the cars front, rear, and fuel tank. By May the doors and the rear and side structures were finished, leading to a completion of the entire project by September. The first chassis was delivered in October 1997, the sleek shape of the bodywork having been refined using a wind tunnel in Italy. De Cortanzes design was characterised by minimal air vents in the body. The engine had its heritage in the twin-turbo V8 that powered the earlier Group C TS010. However, Norbert Kreyer and the engine division of TTE (Toyota Team Europe) completely revised the original design. They reduced its height and weight, improved fuel economy, boosted power and altered the rev range. The first TS020 chassis ran in December 1997, less than a year from the start of the project. Initial test and development was undertaken by British driver Martin Brundle, but later all nine drivers from Toyotas Le Mans squad were given significant time behind the wheel. In accordance with the FIA rules of the day, the TS020 also had to be developed as a legal road car. In fact, the differences between race and road versions were small: in road-going mode, the rear wing was set lower and the suspension ride height was raised. A smaller fuel tank was fitted and the addition of catalytic converters ensured the vehicle complied with emissions regulations. The racer made its first competition appearance in the 1998 Le Mans race, qualifying in second. The team of Thierry Boutsen, Ralf Kelleners and Geoff Lees held second place in the race until the final hour, when the Toyota was forced into retirement through transmission failure. Team-mates Ukyo Katayama, Toshio Suzuki and Keiichi Tsuchiya took the chequered flag in ninth position. However, in the race the #1 and #2 cars of Brundle/Collard/Sospiri and Boutsen/Kellners/McNish were sidelined by separate accidents. The #3 car of Katayama/Suzuki/Tsuchiya made rapid progress in the second half of the race and posted a new lap record of 3m 35.032s on its way to a second place finish. The item “Award Winner Built Tamiya 1/24 Toyota GT-One TS020 Le Mans Car +Decal” is in sale since Sunday, March 17, 2019. This item is in the category “Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Automotive\Sports\1/24 Scale”. The seller is “dreamworkshobby” and is located in Scarborough, Ontario. 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