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I saw the Audis DTMs in action this weekend on "Motorsports Mundial". Does anyone know if there will be a slot version of this beastie in the future?


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..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!!!!...
 

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Ooh! You get a bit of DTM on Motorsport Mundial do you? I'd given up tapeing that one ages ago.

Mrs Wankel and I are looking after our neighbours house this weekend and they just had a dish installed. Sweet.

Oh, look. There's a JGTC race this weekend. How fortuitous.


I can't recall, is that Carrera licence exclusive or will we see an SCX one?

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Looks like me and Thomas posted at the same time.

Hands up who thinks the 307 looks silly (the 1:1) and like it's tipping forward under braking all the time.

Just me?
 

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@ Wankel - Carrera has an exclusive licence for the DTM-Audi and teh Ferraris - but all the others will also be released from SCX and Scalextric...
 

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A 575!!!


Finally... Too bad carrera cars drive so strange...

The 307 WRC looks amazing!!!

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Yes the 307 looks very impressive
I'm not too sure over the blue colour on the Subaru, but it's still a good car. Who's the scary person with the flashing bright white eyes holding the camera in the 307 & box picture?


IMHO my carrera Dodge chargers don't drive strange at all. De-magged and with a bit of ballast they go very well, as does my Bentley.

Thanks for the pics Thomas!


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@ Difflock:

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!!!

Any tips on this?

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@ 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!
 

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@ Thomas:

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...

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Hmmm. as the Enzo has the new 9:27 gearing, it should brake well. The only thing you could do is to remove the polarity switch and connect the cables directly to the motor.

And how do you use the magnets ? In my opinion, it's best to remove the additonal magnet below the rear axle and to move the VMS magnet into middle or maximum position.

There are also Ortmann tires available for the Enzo, to increase handling.
 

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..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!
 

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@ Crazy Chris:

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!

Would the switch do anything about it?

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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.
 

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QUOTE (tDI_Fahrer @ 16 Jun 2004, 10:51)@ Crazy Chris:

Would the switch do anything about it?

Gunther
As Thomas says, the main reason is the weight.

The switch represents an electrical resistance. If you remove it, the car should brake and accelerate a little bit better.

But you should try out an Evo car with old 10:26 gearing, then you REALLY know how it feels if a car does not brake
 

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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.

I'll keep you guys updated!

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QUOTE (tDI_Fahrer @ 16 Jun 2004, 12:06)And why don't they make their slot cars lighter?
The other brands can!!!

Gunther
Well, Carrera has the philosophy to produce robust cars.

Thomas wrote an interesting posting in the CarreraClub when he tested his Suzuka circuit for the first time
Maybe he can repeat it here.
 

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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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