..but they are quick - here are some teaser - pictures of the test-shots of the Rally-cars - DTM will be released after them - and the Ferrari 575s! (the pattern has been finished, the first testshots are expected within 2 weeks!)
Save your money guys - you'll need a lot for the next Carrera-releases!
The details are amazing! Compare the prints on the a-column and mirrors with any other brand and you know what I mean - they have reached top-level in detailling now! Let's hope, thet the chassis works well!
And FYI - Carrera will release a special set - art. No. 25555 - with transparent cars and flourescent bareers - and banked curve2!!!!...
I only have a Carrera Evolution Ferrari Enzo (was my second Slotcar)... and I must say... i just don't like the way it drives... and that's the reason why I haven't bought any Carrera's since...
I dunno... we drive with magnets (everybody has his preferences) and the car just doesn't brake... it goes hard... with Pro Slot (Ferrari 355 Challenge) tyres on the back wheels... but it drives like the Revell Shelby Cobra (to heavy... no braking what so ever)...
If you guys know anything to do with this... I'll start buying many Carrera's because their choise of models is very good!!!
@ Gunther - be shure that you wont miss the 575 - they are competitive! Even teh new F1-cars are a close competitor for sclextric Sport F1! Lot's depend on the driver!
@ Mark - -the blue looks strange due to the camera - the real colour matches the original car. And don't ask about the alien in the background - -this is Slottus Longus - the designer from Carrera - and a real great guy!
I know Carrera's are not slow... the Enzo is a good mid-range on my track...but I don't like the way it goes around the track... I'd rather see a bit more braking on the cars... like any other slot car... instead of letting the car flow through the corners...
The Enzo is very nice to see and stuff... but I rarely put it on the track...
..the main problem of the Enzo is weight! Comper it to the Porsche Carrera GT or the Aston Martin - bot other cars are much quicker than the Enzo! But try the tips from chris - remove the polarity switch - and all teh other stuff in front of the motor and connect some silicone cables from the guide direct to the motor - then you've a completely different car!
I unscrewed the rear magnet immediately when i got i out of the box.
The other magnet sits in max position.
I think it handles nice, but it just doesn't brake! It drifts nice, it goes fast down the straights, but I have to hold off the throthle very early in comparision to other cars.
It's just not as fun as an other slotcar. It's like the motor can't slow down the rear wheels enough. I have a hairpin at the end of my straight and i have to stop giving gas at the half of my the straight.
Some of my friends have also Carrera's (Le Mans BMW and Audi R8) and the have the same "problem"... even my retailer says Carrera brake less than any other slotcar!
FYI - latest news! Due to the late release of all necessary information from Audi, the DTM-A4 will appear beginning 2005 on the shelves. Sorry for these bad news, but the car is extreme complex with all the flaps and they tried to do it 100% correct.
About braking with Carrera-cars - measure the weight of the cars - most Carreras are around 110g! - add correspondend weight to Fly, Scalex and Ninco-cars - and you've the same brake-behaviour.
QUOTE (thomas @ 16 Jun 2004, 11:16)About braking with Carrera-cars - measure the weight of the cars - most Carreras are around 110g! - add correspondend weight to Fly, Scalex and Ninco-cars - and you've the same brake-behaviour.
And why don't they make their slot cars lighter?
The other brands can!!!
I'll try to make the Enzo quicker (read: break better) by making it lighter and removing the switch.
Personally, I much prefer heavier cars and I like Carreras, other than the gowdawful fit of axles in bushings, which is appalling.
I can't believe that the miniscule extra resistance from the switch is of any practical significance. If it is, then they must be the most awful switches ever manufactured! Perhaps this is true . . . But, again, I like the Carrera easy option to switch polarity with the flick of a finger.
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