bespoke racing piranha /16
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If you would like to commission your own bespoke Racing Piranha based on something that is close to your heart or you have a unique design of your own then get in touch and we will help to turn your idea into a sculpture as unique as you are.
This sculpture shows the iconic livery of the Lotus Type 72 winner of the 1972 Drivers World Championship with Emerson Fittipaldi.
This sculpture captures the aggressive look and the hydrodynamic shape of the Red Bellied Piranha.
Original commissioned by Rubens Barrichello in 2007.
Selected parts and materials used in this sculpture are from the Honda F1 and Force India Grand Prix cars as listed below.
Sculpture limited to sixteen pieces.
Body: Carbon fibre, 3 plies/layers 2 x 2 twill 200 gsm material gives a thickness of 2.4 mm with UV resistant clear coating.
Dorsal and underside fins: 0.4 mm photo etched stainless steel with helicopter tape vacuumed covering. This tape is used for the protection of wing and body work leading edges.
Tail and pectoral fins: 0.4 mm Photo etched stainless steel. Pectoral fin fixing titanium aero screw FMC-000014/T.
Nostrils: Captive nuts 041 D3 005 used to secure aerodynamic barge board.
Teeth and throat: 0.4 mm Titanium with gearbox filter gauze.
Eyes: Outboard rear top wishbone bolt, part number FMX-02 with 6 mm OD ‘diamond’ inset.
Gills and detail: Rear wing adjustment lozenge part number 060 F2 103/2 104/2 P2 LH & P2 RH used at 2005 Monaco GP, Jenson Button. Etched 0.2 mm stainless steel detail.
Mounting base and rod: Section of FIA legality perma-glass underfloor plank with Aluminium covering from the Sahara Force India F1 Team part no. 13 J23 02101A used at the 2013 Austrian GP, Sergio Pérez, with Torsion bar from the Williams Racing F1 GP team.
Mounting method: Desk mounted.
Dimensions: L 300 mm W 80 mm H 400 mm on base.
Weight: 550 grams.