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GT40: Battle of the Italians

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My first arrived at the end of last week. Well, I say my first but I guess I should say His Lordship's first as I purchased it for him to run against my NSR. Due to a fairly nightmare weekend with various family issues I hadn't even had the opportunity to take it out of the box for a proper look... until today.

Some quick observations.
1) It's very pretty - But then if it wasn't, I wouldn't have bought it.
2) It's very light - A little under 61g as against the NSR at 70.2g.
3) It's very thin - The body is extremely thin and flexible around the nose.
4) It's small in comparison to the NSR. Approx 4mm shorter and a bit narrower than the NSR. I might run the calipers over the two of them tomorrow, just out of curiosity.

I haven't had it open yet to have a poke around inside, it is His Lordship's after all. Did sneak a couple of laps, although with the magnet still in. Tyres definitely don't suit the surface. Even with the magnet in it enjoys a nice slow side around the larger turns. But it needs much slower speeds around these sweep turns than the NSR, and much later acceleration.

Couldn't resist taking some pictures of the two Italian made Anglo-Americans on the track.

And a pic from the chopper

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They are both very nice Ember. Saw my first NSR the other night. Very impressed with it. The Shark motor, very quick. The guy driving it was also B/Good. way better than me. I do however think that the Fly Racing F40's would keep up, if not blow the doors off it, in the right hand. I have the F40, with a 21K IL motor, which went bang the other day. Will however rewire it, and refit as an AW. Now, the body on this F40. Very thin as well. Fly 86g, 77g.
I think I'll have to buy both the above GT40's, otherwise I'll never sleep.
That track of yours.....Love it.
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