Matra MS11 1:43 kits
Full detail kit
■The MATRA (Mécanique Aviation Traction) company, one of the French company's
focus was on aeronautics and weaponry development in the 20th century, entered
the motorsports racing society in mid-1960s, with the support of the Charles de
Gaulle administration with a newly established automobile subsidiary.
They joined F1 starting from 1967, and the MS10 provided to the satellite team
with 3 wins in the 1968 championship season using the Ford DFV engine. In the
same year, other than the satellite team, they rolled out the MS11 for the
all-French factory-backed team.
Many of the parts which constructing the MS11 are made in France, and the MATRA
V12 engine with 12, 60 degrees V-cylinder and DOHC4 valves , generating 420
horsepower that was as powerful as the V8 engines at that time, but lighter and
The driver of the MS11, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, the Frenchman who raced for the
MATRA team starting from F3 racing. He finished 2nd in the Dutch GP, and Jackie
Stewart won the race giving Matra their first victory, and first 1, 2
The results of MS11 may be less shiny as the MS10 in the same season, however,
with the unique engine sound of the MATRA V12 engine, and with their “made in
France, win for France” spirit, the MS11 should be left in the Grand Prix
K411 ●Ver.A [ 1968 Rd.3 Monaco GP ]
The unique colouring that French blue with white and red line together with dark
blue, together with the first racing of MS11 in the Monte Carlo race circuit.
The body and the nose shape and the six exhaust pipe that can only be seen in
the early type will be all available in the kit.
K412 ●Ver.B [ 1968 Rd.5 Dutch GP ]
This version is the memorable first GP win with Jackie Stewart standing on the
The body shape, and the 4 exhaust pipe which is different from the early type,
together with the oil cooler at the body side.
K413 ●Ver.C [ 1968 Rd.6 French GP ]
Extra tanks installed at two sides of the body that changes the shape, and the
short type rear wing completes the characteristics of the French GP
K414 ●Ver.D [ 1968 Rd.9 Italian GP ]
The extension out of the body side is shorter, and the shape of the upper cowl
is different from other versions. Together with front wing and a high mounted
long type rear wing for the Italian GP.