Premier McLaren Model Kit

Get up close and personal with one of the world's most iconic Formula One cars. Build your own 1:8 scale model of the remarkable McLaren Mercedes MP4-23. Available exclusively from ModelSpace, this sophisticated model replicates the 2008 World Champion Formula One car in stunning detail.

Order this remarkable replica online. Receive your model kit in monthly build phases, complete with all the necessary parts and detailed build instructions. Or order all build phases to arrive in one shipment (supplies are limited).

12 Monthly Shipments of:$99.99


6 Monthly Shipments of:$199.99


Buy The Complete Kit For:$1,199.99

Sold Out!

Build your own McLaren

The Iconic McLaren Faithfully Reproduced

Our Model McLaren

Authorized by Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, the McLaren MP4-23 model car kit replicates every detail of the original Formula One car. Unique features of this model include a faithfully reproduced engine, chassis, brakes and rear suspension. See more McLaren model kit photos and details here.

Detailed Specifications

Discover the iconic McLaren MP4-23 Formula One car in exquisite detail. Developed by Japanese modeling specialists Kyosho, our McLaren 1:8 scale display model is the official static replica, authorized by Vodafone McLaren Mercedes.

Made from molded plastic, metal and carbon fiber, this remarkable model car kit includes more than 50 authentic details, including sponsor logos.


There are three ways to order your premiere McLaren model kit:

Pay as you build: 12 monthly shipments for $99.99 per shipment
(plus $9.99 shipping fee per month)
Pay as you build: 6 monthly shipments for $199.99 per shipment
(plus $19.99 shipping fee per month)
Order the complete kit: 1 shipment for $1,199.99
(plus $99.99 shipping fee, SOLD OUT)

**Each shipment arrives with all required parts and detailed instructions.


You will also receive THREE FREE GIFTS:    a 1:72 scale MP4-23 key ring model, a 1:4 scale replica MP4-23 steering wheel, and an official McLaren team cap.

Features of the McLaren Mercedes MP4-23

Engine and Rear Suspension
Engine, airbox, rear inboard torsion bar and damper units

Front and Rear Wings & Suspension
Complex front, rear wings and suspension struts

Cockpit and Steering Wheel
Cockpit includes a detailed steering wheel complete with color-coded controls

Overhead View of the Chassis
Seen from overhead, the chassis is centered on the 'tub' in which the driver sits

Brake Details
Easily detach the wheels to see ventilated discs, calipers and brake air intakes 

Aerodynamic Suspension
Remove the rear wing to see the tie-rod enclosed in an airfoil behind the halfshaft

Removable Nose & Sidepods
Detach the nose to view the triangular intake mouths and sculpted turning vanes

Wheels and Tires
Aerodynamic wheel covers channel air to the low-pressure zone outside the wheels

Arrowhead Fins
Arrowhead fins realign airflow around the frame of the iconic racing car

Build your own McLaren
Build your own McLaren
Front view
Car view
Exploded view
Brake detail
Wheel detail
Front spoiler detail
Front detail
Suspension detail
Nose detail
Nose detail
Intake detail
Spoiler detail
Cockpit detail
Cockpit detail
Top view
Model detail
- 1:8 Scale
- Length 594mm (23.38 Inches)
- Accurate technical detail
- Official static replica authorized by Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
- Molded plastic, metal and carbon fiber effect components
- Over 50 authentic decals including sponsor logos

Step by step instructions

Clear step-by-step instructions  show how to assemble and finish the parts - every step of the way.  Even if you've never tried this type of project before, you'll be able to put your McLaren Model together in easy stages, learning the skills as you go. 

See 1st Month's Build Guide

Build Diary

Follow our expert modeler as he builds the McLaren. Get new tips, learn new skills and techniques. You too can be an expert in the art of modeling cars.


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Your Model

Our Model McLarenOfficial, exclusively licensed model


This McLaren Model is manufactured exclusively for De Agostini by Kyosho, the leading manufacturer of remote-controlled vehicles