Saturday, October 19

Preview: Italeri's new-tool 1/12th scale Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza

We have a new video and pictures of the latest large scale kit from Italeri - an all-new-tool Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza that is coming to our hobby shops in November. See the test kit and some slightly moving pictures in our preview...

Italeri's new Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza 1:12 Scale Preview

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza 
1:12th Scale
100% new moulds
Kit No #4706
To be released in November
Italeri has continued on with their large scale Italian racers with the new tooled plastic injection moulded kit of the famous Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza.

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza in history:
The first model was the 1931 '8C 2300', a reference to the car's 2.3 L (2336 cc) engine, initially designed as a racing car, but actually produced in 188 units also for road use. The 8C designates 8 cylinders, and originally a straight 8-cylinder engine. The Vittorio Jano designed 8C was Alfa Romeo's primary racing engine from its introduction in 1931 to its retirement from racing in 1939.
Produced from 1932 to 1935, the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 was designed for racing, winning all the editions of the Targa Florio in which it participated. It also dominated the most important international competitions such as the Mille Miglia, the 24h of Le Mans and the Italian Grand Prix. While the racing version of the 8C 2300 Spider, driven by Tazio Nuvolari won the 1931 and 1932 Targa Florio race in Sicily, the 1931 Italian Grand Prix victory at Monza gave the "Monza" name to the twin seater GP car, a shortened version of the Spider. The Alfa Romeo factory often added the name of events won to the name of a car.

This is Tazio Nuvolari, running in the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 at the 1932 Monaco Grand Prix.
Several cars we made for not only racing but for running on public roads, these would have been pretty surprising to see flash past most of the other cars on the motorway. Here is an ad for a car in a newspaper - only 445 pounds?
Several of these legendary cars and racing variants have been kept in top condition, exhibited in public at events and raced in heritage events to this day...

This new kit from Italeri:
In this kit we have several features that should be pointed out - some we have discussed already - 
- 100% completely new moulds
- Steerable wheels
- Realistic suspension
- Highly detailed engine
- Rubber tyres
- 300 Plastic parts
- 30 Chrome-plated parts
- Photo-etched parts
- Screws for construction of some parts
- Copper Cables & Nylon net for scale detail on the car.

Pictures of the test kit built up from Italeri, the major parts of the kit are seen here...
Starting at the  8 cylinder engine that looks very clean after construction and in detail
The smooth lines of the kit once completed
Here are some pictures of the built-up test kit painted up and ready to roll on to the racetrack
A short video of the kit made up and painted in brilliant Italian racing scarlet
The kit is due in November 2019 - More news on this forthcoming kit on the Italeri Website