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I'm not a collector, a racer, a fettler or even a serious enthusiast. I've just got 20 odd cars that me and my lad play with. Most of them are SCX and none of them cost more than £20. All the NASCARs, DTMs and GTs were pretty evenly matched until this arrived.



It beats them all with ease. The DBR9 that it was supposed to be matched against is 0.5 seconds slower over a 5 second lap, and that was after 200+ laps of trying!

As far as I know the motors are all the same, the magnets are all at minimum setting, they are all new and I've not messed with the tyres. The 360 is shorter and wider than everything else though. So dominant is it that I've just bought another.


So, what car do you have that pans the rest?
 

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Just enjoy ripping it round the track Harry!
Years ago that sort of thing was common place when you bought new cars.
Cheers,
Kev.
 

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I have the Scaley Peugeot 908 Hdi Test car that easily holds my track record (for Scalextric cars) over my 21m track with a time of roughly 5.185 sec a lap, stock standard out of the box bar a bit of oil and grease. Even the other 3 Peugeot 908's I have are not up to speed with this car, I just put it down to it being one of the better 18000 RPM motors. Lap record is held by an NSR GT40 which is in the 4.6 sec a lap time range and I've yet to give the new NSR Mosler Gulf a good run at the lap record. Its not all about speed though for me now, I'm currently running my Lotus 16 I've built with a brass chassis in the 9.5 sec a lap range which is quite enjoyable and fun to drive but I still feel the 'Need for speed' every now and again and will get out the big boys for a crack at the lap record. I have a few of the SCX cars and the Ferrari 360 GTC in the Red Bull livery is probably one of my favourite cars out of the 80 odd cars I have.

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SCX motors have widely varying quality control, it could simply be that you have a "hot" motor. SCX motors also improve w/ running & as they warm up.
The 360 is one of the better GT's, the Corvette & Maranello are also quite good.
 

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I'm curious to know how your new one stacks up against it. That will really tell the story...

John

PS thanks for a great story, and thread idea...my two special, hot cars were a Scalex GT40 and a
new (ish) release Monogram 250 LM. Adding urethane tires really unleashed the LM's capability.
 

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Greetings,

Ja, I have found that as well.Two identical cars(out of the box) the only difference is the colour.The one performs better than the other.

Scaley cars I have bought recently( I have a pair of each) that really perform well.
Aston Martin DBS
Ford GT
Ford Cortina
Audi R8(impact reseistant)

My track record is held by a Team Spirit Renualt F1.

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Bryan
 

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My favorite cars are better than the rest, but in different ways. Some are so silky smooth it is rediculous, some are phenominal at holding the track (w/o magnets), some are subtle a balance of both.
 

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Yes, all manufacturers are very variable even in examples of the same model.

I recently bought what's supposed to be the best car for our magnet F1 class - Renault R23 - and then bought a 2006 livery R24 as a shelf queen. Shelf queen whooped the R23 at home, so took it to the club and it's currently the fastest car in the class. Don't know why, most of the other R24s are poo - but glad to have my one!
 
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