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NASCAR completed redesigned their Sprint Cup series car for the 2007. The basic chassis design dated back to the 1970ís. The new car debuted several safety improvements including improved side impact bars featuring increased foam padding and the moving of the driverís seat further to the center of the car. The car also did away with the traditional rear spoiler and flush front valence, replacing them with an Indy car style ear wing and a recessed nose with a braced splitter plate.
made a limited debut in the 2007 season, running in several races but the
majority of the races were run with the old car.
The fans did not really care for the car and the new look.
During the 2009 season, safety concerns were raised as the cars showed a
tendency to get airborne when it turned around at high speed.
After the 2009 season, it was announced that the traditional rear spoiler
would be brought back starting at the 6th race of the season at
kit is the first NASCAR kit to hit the market since Revell/Monogramís 2007
pre-painted body does look nice and the splitter detail is well done.
The rear wing is a touch chunky and might be a hair oversized.
The car does give you a decent base for adding detail especially if you
start with the engine from an older
Overall, itís a nice start and good to see some renewed interest in NASCAR kits. It will be interesting to see if we get the glue kit next year and whether or not the body gets updated for the 2011 season. This kit looks good for a snap kit and experienced builders can scratch build some improved detail including the new spoiler that is currently being used.
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