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Legendary Box – Epic Race
Austro Daimler “Sascha”

13th Targa Florio, 2 April 1922

# 1 – Alexander Kolowrat

# 2 – Lambert Pocher

# 3 – Fritz Kuhn

# 46 – Alfred Neubauer

1.100 · Abandonment – Break Motor 1.100 · 2º Cat. 24º Gen. ⊗ 8.41’41” 1.100 · 1º Cat. 22º Gen. ⊗ 8.19’46” 1.500 · 5ºCat.Corsa · 19º Gen. ⊗ 7.49’06”

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It all started with “Sascha”, the Russian diminutive of Alexander and the nickname by which his friends knew Count Alexander Kolowrat-Krakowsky. Apart from being regarded as the forerunner of the Austrian film industry, it was he who came up with the idea of making a small racing car: the first sports car that Ferdinand Porsche built in 1922 for Austro-Daimler and which he would name “Sascha” in his honour.

This vehicle was the pinnacle of Ferdinand Porsche’s work as technical director of the Austrian company Austro-Daimler. Above all, the valve system could be considered a technical feat: thanks to two camshafts mounted on the cylinder head by a central axis, with just over a litre of displacement (1,089 cm³), the small four-cylinder reached 45hp, which allowed it to exceed 140km/h. A real milestone in the early 1920s.

With a total weight of less than 600 kilograms, the compact racing car had a sensational specific power (power-to-weight ratio). Thanks to this, the Sascha was perfect for courses with many curves, such as the famous Targa Florio of Sicily. There, in 1922, four Sascha prototypes of the official Austro-Daimler team took part, achieving a double victory in the 1.1 litre category after covering 432 kilometres. The efficient racing cars left half of the competitors behind, some of them with more than seven litres of displacement.

Peculiarities 1/32 ADS-R:

The Epic Race models have a sandblasted finish with a textured appearance similar to how they finished the race, punished by the soot and the dust from the roads of the 1922 Targa Florio.

It is delivered on a diorama base that simulates the stage of the port of Palermo (Sicília) where the cars of the participants of the Targa Florio disembarked.
The diorama includes the representative palm that appears in all the photos of the race.

  • N.1- Count Kolowrat asks to mount a leather tarp in the open part of the fender to get rid of the stones and direct dust produced by the front wheel.
  • N.2 – Lambert Pocher decides to use the fender for the race although this adds weight to the car. A handle is placed behind the pilot’s seat.
  • N.3 – Fritz Kulm adds the right fender to prevent splashing. A handle for the co-pilot is placed.
  • N.46 – Alfred Neubauer prefers to dispense with the fender used in training and travel. A handle for the co-pilot is placed.

1/32 ADS-R Specifications:

This ADS-R has several moving and actionable parts as well as removable parts that make this 1st model a reference with high finishes and maximum faithfulness.

1.- Rotating hand crank.

2.- Radiator cap that can be turned to achieve two positions, retracted and deployed.

3.- Engine with the moveable ventilation propeller.

4.- Opening engine hood, held in place by a strap that can be removed and adjusted with the buckles.

5.- Detailed chassis with the fuel tanks and different braking cables.

6.- Functional front and rear suspension leaf springs.

7.- Front and rear moveable shock absorbers.

8.- Front and spare wheels with central threaded nut, removable using the ‘VC1’ wrench.

9.- Movable back box, with flexible closure and rollable leather case for tools.

10.- Interior of the cabin with oil pressure mark, operable pedals and hand brake lever.

11.- Removable mudguard.

12.- The figures, painted by hand, are a faithful reproduction of the real people who raced with the “Sascha”.

Technical details:

Model nº.: 1 / 2 / 3 46
Engine 4 Cil.
Twin cam,8 valves
4 Cil.
Twin cam,8 valves
Displacement 1,089 cc. 1,498 cc.
Bore x Stroke 68 x 75 72 x 92
Maximum output 50 HP / 5000 rpm. 50 HP / 5000 rpm.
Gearbox 4 speed 4 speed
Brakes 4 wheels 4 wheels
Wheelbase 2,489 mm 2,489 mm
Track 1,270 mm 1,270 mm
Curv Weighy 598 kg 600 kg
Top Speed 135 km/h 145 km/h

Legendary Box - Epic Race

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