TAMIYA "Jordan 191"

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1/20 Scale TAMIYA Grand Prix Collection No.32

About the Jordan 191
One of the many Formula One racing teams, Jordan Grand Prix, grew out of Eddie Jordan Racing, one of the most successful international motorsport racing teams of the 1980's. Founded by Eddie Jordan in 1980, the team quickly established itself as a major force in Formula 3 and Formula 3000 championships.
At the beginning of the 1990 racing season, Eddie announced that he planned to enter Formula One racing starting in 1991. His entry resulted in on of the most esthetic and potent racing machines seen during the 1991 Formula One Grand Prix season. The car was designed by the very talented Gary Anderson, and designated the "Jordan 191". The racer incorporated an anhedral type of front wing for optimum aerodynamic performance at the track. The monocoque chassis is full of carbon fiber composite construction, designed in-house using the latest Computer Assisted Design (CAD) facilities. The rear under cowling uses a very distinctive twin-tunnel shaped defuser, effective for additional downforce. A new and highly reliable Ford V-8 HB powerplant is matched to Jordan's originally designed in-house gear box. The stopping power for this awesome racing machine utilizes the AP Racing Brake Sytem with 6 piston calipers on the front and 4-piston calipers at the rear, matched to HITCO made carbon fiber discs and pads. With the driving skills of A. de Cesaris and B. Gachot, the Jordan 191 racing machine had the right ingredients for a great first year, and displayed brilliant performance throughout the 1991 Grand Prix season.