The RE30B Formula 1 car was a formidable qualifying car and ultra quick race car, with the all French driver pairing of Alain Prost and Rene Arnoux on pole for the majority of the races, but reliability was suspect for both drivers, mostly due to problems with the new and rather experimental electronic fuel injection which failed repeatedly during the races proper. It was a shame, because the RE30B was probably the most competitive car that year, having the best compromise on outright performance- with a good chassis and aerodynamics, and a powerful enough 1.5Litre twin turbo engine. The car was quick around all kinds of different circuits- even around tight, slow circuits like Monaco, Detroit, Zolder and Long Beach; circuits where the other cars with turbo-charged engines lacked in performance thanks to massive turbo lag. Arnoux took two wins during the latter half of the year, but only finished four races during the whole season. Prost was in sight of victory at Monaco, Austria and Dijon but had problems during the final laps of all three races. He eventually salvaged fourth in the championship, whilst Renault finished third in the constructors' championship.
This model has an engine cover as a removable component revealing an extremely detailed interior of the car.
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