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Once knew a chauffeur who had a boss with numerous tasty toys including a Countach. He, the chauffeur, was expected to exercise the stable when the boss was abroad. He showed me the rust on the one year old Lambo and had not a good word for it.

No doubt Audi have that in hand these days.

Ew, 2002 shape Ford Focus. And to think I thought these guys would bring something new to the table - road cars don't do it for me, especially not Lambo's on stilts.
 

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Me too, normally not one for road versions of slotcars.

However, i'll make an exception to these classic Supercars.


Always wanted a Countach ever since being a Sprog (had a big poster) and the Muira... woohoo.

Really like the pics of Autoart Murcielago, with little doubt that these upcoming cars will be spot on.

Thanks for the tip, it made my day.
 

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QUOTE (MK2-Escort @ 14 Jan 2004, 09:09 PM)Saw one of those on a Clarkson video the other day. You wouldn't want one in 1:1 scale!
It's only 'coz Clarkson is a tall, lanky person - still a great motoring journalist though! I would dearly love to find out if I could live with a Countach. I'd have to get the Quattrovalvole version though - 6 downdraught twin carbs, tweaked rear suspension geometry so you didn't need the rear wing. I know the wing looks damn cool, but I remember reading a magazine review which stated that the extra drag it generates limits the great steed to about 155mph instead of its true 190+ mph capability.

As for the engine... That magical quad cam V12 just a few inches behind your ears... the growling, ripping, howling noises as it wound up to the redline assailing the eardrums of the unworthy! My 2.8 Injection Capri has a great V6 sound but the Lambo would really scare the neighbours, not to mention the village rozzer!

Ahem... I guess I'll have to settle for a slot version as and when.

Incidentally, how come the Lambo went rusty after a year? The body is Aluminium and fibreglass. Unless he subjected the tubular chassis to wet, salty roads?

Dreaming is free... the only engine better than a V8 is a V12. Any engine with more than four cylinders, especially in a Vee formation works for me though. Fours suck, unless it's a motorcycle powerplant!!

Cheers,
Mark.
 

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To make Autoart cars competitive the best mod is a deeper guide blade. The car then stays on the track rather than tipping off on corners.

I simply glued a section of Scaley guide on the bottom but there are other ways to do this.


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I saw a review of the AA Murcielago (just can't remember where!!) but according to the review the murci comes with a new deeper guide and two spares so you can update your Scooby or Lancer. I'll stick in a link to the review if I ever find it again!

Rob
 
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