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Hi everyone.
I have fallen in lust with the Carrera Ferrari 575. However before I order I need a racing companion (or two) for it. I was thinking of the new Fly Viper that everyone is raving about on the forum!

I have seen several different liveries but I would like a Viper with lights. Is the Oreca car the only one with lights? Are there any new releases coming out with lights?

Thanks for your help!
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I think the viper will win every time. Maybe a Fly Saleen SR7 or Corvette C5R would be a better partner speed wise
 

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I am not that worried by the performance at the moment. I enjoy tinkering and you can usually tune cars to be more comparable. I just think the two look good together!!


I have just been looking on the SlotCity website and they list a Fly A207L. Anyone know about this Viper?

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If your not afraid of a bit of tinkering, there are a few light systems on the market now. Purchase a car that has the asthetics you want, and add your own lighting system.

I dont own any carrera cars, but from what Ive read, it seems the carrera cars are not the fastest of the pack, a stable mate for it can come from any range.

The world is your oyster, if its looks your after, ie 2 great looking cars on the track, then the Oreca Viper is a good choice.

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QUOTE (astro @ 21 Oct 2004, 11:50)I think the viper will win every time. Maybe a Fly Saleen SR7 or Corvette C5R would be a better partner speed wise
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I would tend to agree with the suggestion of the FLY Saleen as being a closer match to the 575 than the new Viper - around my 70 foot Carrera circuit at the very least. The Viper can consistently lap nearly a tenth or two quicker compared to the Saleen/575.

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I want to get the Oreca Viper shortly. For me its the most easily recognised livery of any Viper.

If its the C5R then one of the Yellow ones - don't know what the team is called though
 

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I think the current whire/blue/red version is the only one with lights. The upcoming version is a stunning looking red car (similar to a previous red livery). I think a pic posting was on this board or on slotcarillustrated about two weeks ago.

The best liveried currently available version is the red/silver car. What a total stunner...but no lights (you'll have to buy them separately and fit yourself).

Happy hunting.
 

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By the way, the Fly Viper would outstrip the new Carrera 575 no problems but the Viper has a powerful power-gobbling motor and such a low-slung magnet that anything over 25ohm controllers would limit its performance.
 

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QUOTE (Screwneck @ 21 Oct 2004, 16:10)The best liveried currently available version is the red/silver car. What a total stunner...but no lights (you'll have to buy them separately and fit yourself).
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I actually prefer the blue 'festina' Viper to the red/silver one.

I'm interested to see what the red and black scalextric vipers are like when they are released.
 

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I also have a Carrera 575, the first I have ever gone out specifically to buy.
Amazing car and their best so far IMO.

BUT - the Fly Viper WILL leave it standing in the dust without alot of work on one or the other. Possibly one of the older Vipers might keep it company.

It is fast with both magnets but not fast enough, underneath all the gloss and nice flat chassis (CONGRATS on a fantastic model Carrera!!) it IS still a Carrera when it comes to performance although the chassis does not connect to the body with snap tight lego type connections AND screws anymore, just the screws - again - CONGRATS Carrera!.
 

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Thanks for the advice guys! From what you have said I get the distinct impression the Fly might be faster than the Carrera!


Nevertheless I still want a Viper!!!!!!


I have found the thread on the forum relating to the A207 Viper. It has a photo of the real 1:1 car and it looks great and in my opinion better than the Oreca Viper. Does anybody know if the car is on schedule to be released in October as suggested? Also any piccies of the slot car rather than the 1:1?

Thanks for all the advice. (Even if I have decided to ignore it!)


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I can understand you wanting a Viper, a magnifecent car and a great model. The Saleen and C5R are also two of Fly's best looking models imho, and also represent great 1:1 cars!
 

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more on scale. look how small the newer vipers are relative to FLY Vette C5R, Saleen, etc. Also compared to the Carrera Ferrari.

looks to me Fly got the the proportions right just made a small car.
 
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