hippy mako /3
This most ambitious sculpture captures the size and racing-look of the fastest shark in our oceans.
This piece was specially created to show the artists passion for 917 Porsche endurance sports cars.
The ‘hippy Porsche’ is a Martini Racing Team 917 LH with a 4.5 litre flat 12 engine, sponsored by Martini and painted in this unique 70’s psychedelic style. The car was driven to 2nd place in the 1970 Le Mans 24 hour race by Gerard Larrousse and Willi Kauhsen.
Engineering methods, materials and selected parts from modern F1 Grand Prix cars are used in the production of this sculpture.
Sculpture limited to three pieces.
Body: Carbon fibre 2 x 2 twill 200 gsm 2.4 mm thick.
Nostrils: Floor stay pivot cap titanium, Honda part number 080 D02 1003.
Jaw and teeth: Three layer 0.5 mm stainless steel, photo etched.
Fins: 2nd dorsal, tail, pectoral and pelvic fins: 2 mm water jet cut and coated NS4 aluminium. vent fin: rear jacking bracket Honda part number 070 F03 004 used in 2004 Monaco GP, Jenson Button.
Caudal keels: Pair ‘Fox ears’ chassis bolt on aero device, Honda part number 1070 A02 0047 used in 2007 winter testing, Rubens Barrichello.
Pre caudal notch: titanium hydraulic locking tab with bolt FML 000006.
Vent: Type R wing lozenge, Honda part number 050 F2 216.
Gills: Laser scanned rear wing end plate, aero vents.
Eyes: Modified fuel tank flap valve plugs, NS4 aluminium.
Exhausts: Inconel stainless steel primary exhaust pipes cut down and coated.
Mounting method: Suspended with 2 off 1 mm stainless steel braided cables.
Dimensions: L 2200mm W 800mm H 800mm
Weight: 12 kg
Price guide: £27,500 inclusive of UK VAT @ 20%