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| Slot.it News - Sauber Mercedes C9
|Posted by JEXY1 - 17-11-16 14:23 - 5 comments
News from Slot.itSauber-Mercedes C9 - n.62 Le Mans 1987
Drivers: C.Ganassi, J.Dumfries, M.Thackwell
With new chassis CS05t-60b
Official selling date: November the 18th
The Sauber Mercedes C9 was a Group C race car, built by Sauber in partnership with Mercedes-Benz.
Chassis was mainly an aluminium monocoque, with magnesium elements and carbon-fibre skins. It had double wishbone suspensions, with direct-action at front and rocker-arm at rear, as well as Speedline magnesium rims, 17” front and 19” rear, and Brembo cast-iron 14” disc brakes.
In 1988, the car was powered the 'M117' engine, a twin turbo, 5 litres, V8, with semi-stressed function, which used the 500SL passenger car crankcase. The two valves per cylinder were controlled by a single over head camshaft, with chain drive. In qualifying specifications, the boost pressure was 1.2 bar, and power was 800 bhp at 7000 rpm. Torque had a very flat band from 3000 to 8000 rpm, which gave the Sauber C9 a great advantage in exiting corners. Overall weight was 865 kg.
This second Kouros Racing Team car raced at Le Mans in 1987. It was driven by Johnny Dumfries, Chip Ganassi and Mike Thackwell.Images and information as supplied by Slot.it
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| Scaleauto News, Corvette C7R
|Posted by tamar.nelwan - 10-11-16 23:42 - 13 comments
Scaleauto has just released some images of their Corvette C7R prototype via their Facebook page.
Information on when it will be released and in which livery most likely to follow via the regular channels.
But as the car is modelled according to the 2016 version of the car....you can bet the base color will be ...yellow
The eagle eyed might spot a certain similarity with the C7R released by a company that has a strong association with Scaleauto
with kind regards
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| Slot Magazine News; New Editor
|Posted by JEXY1 - 1-11-16 18:30 - 21 comments
|Slot magazine welcomes new Editor: Motorsport writer Nick Garton
We have a new Editor here at Slot magazine who brings both Slot and full size motorsport knowledge... here's a bit about him:
Nick received his first Scalextric set at the age of four and discovered the joys of Exin Porsches on family holidays in Spain. He was a member of the Oxford Scalextric Club in 2002-2004 and has been a member of the Farnham Scalextric Club since 2010.
Nick’s slot racing preferences are for stage rallying, NASCAR, Slot.It Group Cs and scratchbuilt historics. He has competed in open historic events, Slot Rally GB and the German national series for 1/24 digital weaponry.
For a day job he is an automotive, aviation and motor sport writer, journalist and PR man, who has worked in every major series on two wheels and four over the past 20 years except NASCAR and Indycar.
Although he has spent more time in F1 than any other series, his preferences are for long distance events – be they rallies or sports cars, although having started out with the British Touring Car Championship in 1996-99 he retains a soft spot for tin tops.
Nick maintains the Scarf & Goggles blog with stories from land, sea and air in the pioneering days of the 20th Century and has been a moderator and contributor to Slotforum.com for more than a decade.
With two teenage daughters who have proven to be a dab hand at slot racing and a four-year-old son who has become obsessed by the Disney ‘Cars’ range from Carrera Go!!!, it seems like the household will echo to the whirl of electric motors for some time to come.
Nick goes by the name Driver 8
on slotforum.Text as supplied by Doolittle Media
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