hey diff - do you have the proteus and auto-art versions of the murcie? If so, are they the same size as each other? I have the proteus version and it seems large compared to the countache (not by much) and I think it looks larger than the murcie pictured in your review.
Astro - I have looked at both Proteus and Aa versions of the Murcie. The proteus version seems larger and it does not narrow towards the front of the car in plan view, unlike the Aa one. The Countach was/is a smaller car anyway I think. Anyway, I may soon be obtaining a secondhand silver Proteus Murcielago
.....wonders if the Wife's ban on slot car buying extends to s/h models too?
Guide was not mentioned, what´s the depth, length, does AA supply spares with the car?
Lancer had polarity switch, apparently Lambourghinis don´t have it ?
Would be nice to have close-up pictures of gear setup, can gears be replaced with scalex standard sidewinder gears?
Colour of lights, scalex yellow or pure white?
Apparently lights don´t stay on?
How much one has to do work to install driver figure, hard or easy job?
Missing interior pics too.
It´s always nice to read a review of a new car and I realize that it takes time and effort to write something like this. Technical part added a nice touch. Thanks again for the review, hope that you don´t take my comments as too hard criticism.
note on the lights - they have one big led for the front, and one for the rear, and use clear plastic light-guides to take the light to the outside of the car. The front lights are the small lights on the bumper, not the lights on the top. On my car, and with my track/psu set-up, they might as well have not bothered, because the lights are very dim.
They vary in brightness with throttle and go off with the power.
As for installing a driver - my experience was: opening the car up - pretty easy. Installing the driver - fairly difficult because the driver was far to big and required major alteration to fit and still look natural.
PS - the lights in the sig are photoshopped, they are not the ones that really light up
IMHO it's just the compromise so that the model can be a slot car. If Aa had extended the bodywork (white) downwards a little bit further then I reckon the car would have looked more like the real thing as per the photos. However, it's the only mass produced Countach slot car available and Aa have done a good job as regards the proportions on the rest of the car.
Nice bit of photography, RC
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