This is a Level 2 kit and contains 105 pieces of which you will use 91. There are two different front spoilers and two rear bumpers, three different rear spoilers, and four different sets of wheels included. All of these pieces are molded in white, chrome and clear plastic.
I built this kit in sub assemblies to ease painting. The engine is well done and consists of approximately 10 parts. The main chasis is one piece except for the firewall. The molded in engine bay detail is very well done. The interior consists of about 13 parts plus a decal for the instrument cluster. I don’t know that the Type R had a different interior than a base model, but this one appears to be a standard setup. No racing seats, gauge clusters, etc. There are few suspension pieces and a three piece exhaust on the bottom.
This kit is highly detailed, and for the most part goes together well. I did end up with a three toed stance because I did not pay attention when installing the rear chassis. I also ended up with the head light assemblies misaligned even though they are installed as the manual shows. Personally I think the lenses should be installed from the outside and not internally as shown. The only other small issue is the fit of the rear wing. Perhaps one of the other two available options would have been a better choice. I chose not to use the decals though they do look well done with lots of choices and designs for different base colors. I just really like the clean look of the silver on this body shape. Sometimes simple is just right.
I build cars to relax and this kit was relaxing. A nice amount of detail is present, without having to wade through hundreds of tiny parts. All in all it’s a nice kit of a subject that should appeal to younger builders.
A big thank you to Revell for this review sample.
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