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Scalextric January News

Published: January 28, 2010

Scalextric January News

 

Mercedes SLR

McLaren 722 GT

Ref # C3010

History
The 722 GT is a tuned version of the SLR 722 which is developed for a one-make racing series. The cars are built by Ray Mallock Ltd. with approval from Mercedes-Benz. The car features new wider bodywork to accommodate 19 in (482.6 mm) OZ racing wheels. The front grill vents are removed and larger, free flowing air extractors sit on the hood and flank the side of the car. The rear now has a racing wing and diffuser.

Under the body, the car has shed 398 kg (880 lb) and reduced its dry weight to 1,300 kg (2,900 lb). The engine remains in relatively stock specification but now produces 680 PS (500 kW; 670 hp) and 830 N·m (610 lb·ft) at 1.75 bar (175 kPa) boost. Inside, the car is stripped out with only the essential functions being controlled from a carbon fiber binnacle. New carbon fibre door panels and full roll cage complete the transformation. (Source: Wikipedia.org)

Scalextric Model
This is a brand new version of this 722 GT, not to be confused with our previous model of the popular SLR McLAREN. Flared wheel arches, bigger vents, reprofiled front grill area and massive rear wing enhance what is already a very powerful looking car. It is also updated with DPR to make this car enabled for Digital use.

 

Features:

  • Super Detailed
  • Digital Plug Ready
  • Quick-change Braid
  • Magnatraction
  • Front and rear lights

Dimensions & Configuration:

Car:

  • Overall length 148mm
  • Wheelbase 84mm
  • Weight 96gm

Front Axle:

  • Axle width 58mm
  • Tire diameter 21mm
  • Tire Width 9mm

Rear Axle:

  • Axle width 62mm
  • Tire diameter 21mm
  • Tire Width 11mm

Magnet:

  • Rectangular 2.5 mm
  • Downforce 284gm

Drivetrain:

  • Gear ratio: 9:27
  • Motor: Rear Mounted Motor In-Line 2 wheel drive
  • Mabuchi SP 18k

Available: March 2010

 

Nissan GTR

C3072

History
Between 1969 and 1974, and again between 1989 and 2002, Nissan produced a high performance version of its Skyline range called the Nissan Skyline GT-R. This car proved to be iconic for Nissan and achieved much fame and success on road and track.

The Nissan GT-R, although no longer carrying the "Skyline" badge, has heritage in the Nissan Skyline GT-R. Like the Skyline GT-Rs R32 through R34, the Nissan GT-R is all-wheel drive with a twin-turbo, 6 cylinder engine; however, the evolutionary, incremental changes between Skyline models R32 and R34 have been done away with. The four-wheel-steering HICAS system has been removed, and the former straight-6 engine has been replaced with a new V6. Because of the GT-R's heritage, the chassis code for the all-new version has been called CBA-R35, or 'R35' for short, carrying on the naming trend from previous Skyline GT-R generations. The GT-R has also retained its Skyline predecessor's nickname Godzilla.


The Scalextric model
The car modeled our ‘Super-Resistant’ range. It has a light and very strong onepiece body fitted with rubber mirrors. Ideal for use by the novice racer. Whether you like no-nonsense performance or hair-raising tail out drifting with the peace of mind that this car will perform again and again then the Nissan GT-R from Scalextric is the car for you. The one-piece super-resistant car is tough enough for the hardest of spills and still comes back for more.

Features:

  • Super Resistant
  • Digital Plug Ready
  • Quick-change Braid
  • Magnatraction

Dimensions & Configuration:

Car:

  • Overall length 143mm
  • Wheelbase 87mm
  • Weight 86gm

Front Axle:

  • Axle width 56mm
  • Tire diameter 21mm
  • Tire Width 10mm

Rear Axle:

  • Axle width 58mm
  • Tire diameter 21mm
  • Tire Width 11mm

Magnet:

  • Rectangular 2.5 mm
  • Downforce 260gm

Drivetrain:

  • Gear ratio: 11:36
  • Motor: Rear-Mounted Sidewinder 2 wheel drive
  • Mabuchi SP 18k

Available: March 2010

 

Porsche 997 GT3RS

C3074

The Scalextric model
An update to the famous Porsche 911 family, the ‘Super Resistant’ rugged, lightweight body of the Porsche 997 sports car ensures hours of fun for the novice driver looking for durable cars as well as for the enthusiastic who will appreciate the high top speeds of these pocketrockets. Easy tuning using the SCALEXTRIC PERFORMANCE parts such as quicker motors and adjustable gearing options is easy with this car.

 

Advantages
High-quality build specification with expected high performance straight out of the box. Digital Plug Ready chassis.

Features:

  • Quick-change Braid Fast replacement of braid. No tools required.
  • Magnatraction Adjustable downforce positions
  • Super Resistant
  • Digital Plug Ready Convert to Digital operation in 30 seconds.

Dimensions & Configuration:

Car:

  • Overall length 160mm
  • Wheelbase 74mm
  • Weight 80gm

Front Axle:

  • Axle width 53mm
  • Tire diameter 21mm
  • Tire Width 10mm

Rear Axle:

  • Axle width 58mm
  • Tire diameter 21mm
  • Tire Width 10mm

Magnet:

  • Rectangular 2.5 mm
  • Downforce 200gm

Drivetrain:

  • Gear ratio: 11:36
  • Motor: Rear-Mounted Sidewinder 2 wheel drive
  • Mabuchi SP 18k

Available: March 2010

 



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