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> Teamslot News - White Ford RS2000 Limited Edition
Posted by JEXY1 - 26-08-15 14:05 - 1 comments

News from Teamslot;

Ford Escort RS2000 White
Ref SRE06
UK Exclusive LE of 200 units.
Due; October 2015

UK Teamslot distributor Staffs Slotcars today announced they have commissioned their first exclusive car; a limited edition of 200 Teamslot RS2000 in White.

The limited edition UK only model will come with added extra’s (over standard release) including;

New Low Profile Tyres.
Male driver and passenger.

This is an icon car from FORD and the UK. The model will feature a black roof with sunroof and will be based on the example shown in these period photos.

Images and info as supplied by Staff Slotcars.

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> The Area71 Slotcars News; Porsche 901 prototype
Posted by JEXY1 - 21-08-15 15:11 - 3 comments

News from The Area71 Slotcars;

Coming soon
Porsche 901 prototype
3D-Printed 1;32 scale kit
Limited Edition of 300 units

Here are some shots of their pre-production prototype of their stunning Porsche 901 prototype, designed by famous Turkish designer - and personal friend of Marco - Ege Arguden.

His daunting task was to reinvent the 911's design by revisiting its past.

The aim of Porsche 901 was to go back to the roots and capture the essence of the original 911. The design process started by analyzing the original 911. Both in size and individual design elements, I tried to capture 911 in a new way. Signature design elements of 911 such as round headlights and organic body shape were necessary to achieve my goal, yet I tried to modernize these elements with subtle changes.

Like all The Area71 Slotcars, their 1:32 version is modeled as an exact scale replica of Arguden's design and, thanks to the advanced 3DP technology used, all the curves, undercuts, complex geometries, and flawless surfaces are perfectly reproduced with none of the compromises associated with conventional injected molded plastic production.

The Area71 Slotcars Porsche 901 will be manufactured as a kit version in Slotit IL-SW chassis setup, limited to 300 individually-numbered units.

Following the AMG Vision, this car is the second release in their line of prototypes and show cars. They love the one-offs theme and they are currently working on many further models of prototype cars - they will soon publish a set of Championship Regulations for this unique category.

In the next weeks, they will announce the official release date of this beautiful model. In the meantime, you can pre-order yours via PM on The Area71 Slotcars thread on the SF Hobby Traders Table.

Images and text as supplied by The Area71
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> Scalextric News; Peugeot 205 T16
Posted by JEXY1 - 21-08-15 14:31 - 2 comments

News from Scalextric;

Classic Collection Peugeot 205 T16
Ref; C3591A
Limited Edition Size: 2,500
RRP; £44.99
Available to order now.

Peugeot Talbot Sport’s factory 205 T16s under Jean Todt were the most successful cars to compete in the last two years of the WRC Group B era, winning the 1985 and 1986 Constructors’ and Drivers’ titles with Timo Salonen and Juha Kankkunen. Invited to drive for the 1985 season by team boss Jean Todt, Salonen set a record by winning four world rallies in a row and went on to win the World Championship with a record 52-point margin ahead of second-placed Stig Blomqvist. Salonen then remained at Peugeot for the 1986 season, and finished third in the drivers' championship.

The Scalextric Model

Digital Plug Ready (DPR) - convert for use with the Scalextric Digital range in under sixty seconds using the C8515 Digital Plug.

Images and text as supplied by Hornby Hobbies
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> Scalextric News; Second Test Track Blog
Posted by JEXY1 - 21-08-15 12:27 - 14 comments

The second edition of the Scalextric 'Test Track' has been issued and contains an article on the decal and tampo printing along with info on some soon to be released new models/decorations.

Link to Scalextric 'Test Track'

Images as supplied by Hornby Hobbies.
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> Slot.it News; Porsche 956 KH #2 Nürburgring 1000 Km 1983
Posted by JEXY1 - 20-08-15 10:52 - 15 comments

News from Slot.it

Porsche 956 KH #2 Nürburgring 1000 Km 1983
Drivers: D. Bell, S. Bellof
Ref; CA09g
Official selling date: August 28th

The Porsche 956 and later 962 models could be assembled with two different rear wing configurations: “low downforce”, used mostly in Le Mans where the 6.5 km Hunaudières straight required a very low drag at the expense of downforce, and “high downforce”, for twistier circuits.

Regardless of the configuration, Porsche 956 and 962 cars were the cars to beat in any Group C competition in the early 80's.This car, driven by Stefan Bellof in 1983, established and still holds the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time records. It's qualifying lap time of 6'11".13 for the 1983 edition of the 1000 km is unofficially the fastest lap ever driven on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in its current configuration. Bellof also set the fastest lap during the race, with a lap time of 6'25".91, which remains the official Nordschleife lap record for all cars.

Images and info as supplied by Slot.it

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