Fiat 682/RN2 Carrozzeria Bartoletti; Scuderia Ferrari Race Transporter . Full power functions remote control (steering and drive), differential, detailed interior, opening doors, cargo area and tailgate, removable roof and lowering top deck. . 1959 Fiat 682/RN2 bodied between 1957 and '59 by Carrozzeria Bartoletti for Scuderia Ferrari.
This 682 / RN2 was used by the official Ferrari race team as their transporter for F1, Sports and Endurance racing before being sold to the SEFAC Ferrari race team in 1965. It was retired from race service in 1970 and bought by a circus. After a period of lying derelict, this open-deck transporter has now been fully restored to its original colours and specification and is regular at shows such as Pebble Beach.
- Full power functions remote control (2x XL motors for drive through a rear differential, 1x Medium for steering via a clutch)
- Opening cabin doors, cargo doors, roof and tailgate
- Detailed 6 seat interior
- Lowering top deck
- Length: 84 studs
- Width: 24 studs
- Height: 24 bricks and 2 plates
- Weight: 4.5kg
This MOC is my first attempt at complicated SNOT techniques, as my previous models have either been studded or full-stud. The front grill is an evolution of previous techniques and has studs pointing in 5 directions!
Most of the parts used in the Fiat 682 come from the LEGO Racers Ferrari F1 car set or my existing collection, although a few extras were purchased on Bricklink. Everything used to create this MOC is LEGO, including the stickers and rope.
The window surround was actually one of the hardest bits to do - so many interlocking colours! Hopefully it looks OK?
Front door open; like the real truck one door opens into the cabin on each side. The bodywork has a half-stud offset below the windows that continues to the top chrome (in this case grey) strip.
Rear; the tailgate drops to let the racecars get aboard. If you look closely you can see the rear wheel arches are actually half a stud different (longitudinally) from the rest of the bodywork in order to match the front ones (which don't have to be offset due to the steering).
Profile: 'Ferrari' lettering uses lots of SNOT, which I'm rubbish at, so I nearly gave up and bought a sticker! It's more tricky than it looks because...
...on this side it has to split down the middle to enable the cargo doors to open. Here you can see the two stacked XL motors powering the back wheels through much gearing-down and a differential, and the battery box. There's also room in here for the remote control and another two XL motors, which will be needed if this gets loaded with racecars.
Drivers door open; the interior matches the real one as closely as possible. I'm not sure why it's right hand drive though - anyone know?
6 seat interior for the mechanics and crew. The rear bench should have another arm-rest but there wasn't enough space. The real Fiat 682 has a 6 cylinder, 10.7 litre, 175hp diesel engine under the red hump between the seats. Mine has a load of steering gubbins! The grey cylinder on top of the engine cover is, I think, a heater.
This Fiat 682/RN2 Bartoletti open-deck race transporter can hold up to three race cars, and was used by Ferrari for Formula 1, Sports Car and Endurance racing. The rear part of the top deck can lower to allow cars to access the roof. Thanks go to the brilliant Malte Dorowski for his knowledge of flex-tubing widths.
The truck is controlled via LEGO's excellent Power Functions motors. The controller is a simplified version of the superb design by Oscar Verbeek. The grey piece next to it is the cover for the IR receiver which is built into the rear deck.
Insert racecars here! They're next on my build list, but this is where you can help!
The truck measures well over 80 studs long and weighs 4.5kg. To cope with the weight the drive and steering motors are significantly geared down. The steering motor also uses a clutch so that no excess strain is put on the motor when the steering reaches full lock.
In memory of the seventeen Formula 1 drivers killed at the wheel whilst this transporter was in service at Scuderia Ferrari and SEFAC.
Thank you for taking the time to view this MOC, I hope you like it.
As always, feedback is greatly appreciated, both positive and negative.
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Update: The drivetrain now has twice the power, and its own page. For more details click here.