Limited Edition Porsche
RS Spyder Evo Test Car
- Ref. 50601
Production run: 1000
collect Le Mans Prototype cars, then this is an easy choice. If you're
new to slotcars or don't have a Le Mans LMP collection, then this is
where you can start and perhaps use as a top-end benchmark for the rest
of the collection.
seen the excellent cars from Avant Slot: The Peugeot 908 HDI FAP and the
Pescarolo Sport LMP cars. The Porsche Spyder is the next car in this
Unlike some other Porsche Spyder
cars from other slot manufacturers, this model is not an old re-liveried model,
it is the true 2007 Test Car livery. The RS Spyder Evo, presented at the Paris
motor show in September 2006 went on to race in 2007 and 2008. Dyson Racing were
the first team to use the RS Spyder and of course Penske Motorsports remained
the primary factory backed team in 2007. The RS Spyders for Penske and for Dyson
were identical. However, again no Porsche RS Spyders competed in the 2007 24
Hours of Le Mans as Penske and Dyson did not enter.
You have to agree that this is a
striking design and a great looking car. Let us know what you think of the model
if you have one or if you are planning on getting one.
The bonus is that the slotcar is
fantastic on the track. The Hurricane motor from Avant Slot, the 27/10 gearing
and the 78g all up weight make this car extremely fast. The tyres give good grip
on my painted wooden track and I'm sure they'll be fine out of the box on most
plastic tracks, but you may want to play around with your favourite racing
No lights in this car, but that
doesn't bother me too much. If I really wanted or needed lights, I'd add a good
lighting kit. I am so disappointed with most cars with fitted lights - light
bleed through plastic is IMHO worse than no lights at all.
Interesting detail in the
semi-scale cockpit. The driver is only an upper torso, head and arms. There is
probably space in front of the in-line motor for a full driver figure. It's a
compromise that doesn't bother me too much. Effort has been made to decorate the
inside of the cockpit and the coloured knobs and extinguisher look good against
the satin black finish of the car.
A word or
two about the motor pod: The pod is independent of the chassis. There
are two metal springs running either side of the pod (see photo above).
The tension of the springs can be adjusted using small grub screws. The
rocking movement of the pod itself can be limited with a further two
grub screws with Allen sockets.
nylon bearings have a little hole exposing the axel and allowing a drop
of oil to lubricate the axel at the spot that it is needed most.
and crown gear are all adjustable and attached with grub screws.
The play of the front axels is
also adjustable. Out of the box, everything that should move does and it is
ready to use on the track. For those people who like tweaking their cars, the
possibilities are endless.
Available now at between £45 to
£50 from your favourite slot shop (Click the Buy it Now button at the bottom).
Congratulations to Avant Slot in
producing this car and the other excellent cars that we have seen so far this
year. This is a super car and deserves to be raced, but perhaps it will be
looked after and treated with a little more care until we see more actual racing
liveries using this body.
Bring them on!
Doug Teggin - September 2009