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Carrera has just released 5 Evolution cars and 2 Exclusive cars:



First of all the wonderful Plymouth Road Runner #79, 2 x Sauber-Petronas C21 in the 2003 livery, the Dodge Charger Daytona "Victory on Debut" and this years first Limited Edition a Jaguar D-Type "Bridgehampton 1957".

For the Exclusive (1/24) there's a Jaguar E-Type Hardtop "Race Version" and a classic the Porsche C6 "Nürburgring 1966"


 

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Hi Seth, do you have pics of the Saubers yet ?

The E-type looks really nice, it would be an immediate purchase for me if it was in 1/32.
 

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QUOTE The E-type looks really nice, it would be an immediate purchase for me if it was in 1/32.

Amen to that.
 

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Ooh ooh muscle cars and jags
Although I'll have to see if the Jag looks like a toy in the larger scale. Hard to explain, but I think some members know what I mean.


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I think I know where your from diffy
, 32nd scale is just about right. Its a bit like OO/HO seems right in the model railway world, every other scale seems too toy like in my eyes. But given the fact that Carrera have gone for 24th scale, you'd think that after their lastest 32nd offerings
they would try 'n blow us away?
But no! just more toys.....
I mean just look at that Porsche, it has a steering wheel thats 3 foot wide, a windsceen thats so thick you could smack an ice pick on it and it would'nt even show and dont even mention the wipers.......
 
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Check the 'ski ramp braids on the Porsche. how big are they, thought the Bentley guide was a big:eek:

..... make sure the car stays in the slot...... give it a fudging big guide!
 

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QUOTE The E-type looks really nice, it would be an immediate purchase for me if it was in 1/32.

Even if it was made by Scalextric?


Carrera are the number 2 manufacturer of slot cars in the world in my book (no doubt there are others who would reverse the 1,2 order but whatever it would be hard to argue that Scalextric and Carrera should not claim the Gold and Silver slot car medals) and they do have a very attractive range. You do wonder why the 1:24 scale cars are not made in 1:32 aswell. Well I do anyway!

I won't state my own views on this within this thread but maybe somebody might wish to start another thread on this subject.


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Quote from Moped :

"Carrera are the number 2 manufacturer of slot cars in the world in my book (no doubt there are others who would reverse the 1,2 order but whatever it would be hard to argue that Scalextric and Carrera should not claim the Gold and Silver slot car medals) "

Hi Moped,

Well I do argue for a start ! To keep things smooth, I would say no manufacturer deserves an overall gold medal.

Scalextric is beaten on several aspects and Carrera on others.

Carrera could have the best track, Fly deserves the gold medal for detail and Ninco is probably the best in drivability straight out of the box and has probably the best motor ...

How about Slot-it ? Their cars are tremendous ...

Moped, I won't let you go away with it as easily as you may think !


Cheers,

Luc
 

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QUOTE Even if it was made by Scalextric?

No, if it was made by Scalextric I would have to wait for the online reviews,

then wait to see one in the flesh,

then wait to have a go with one that some muppet was fool enough to let me have a go with,

then, I'd have to take it apart,

very carefully,

just to see how damn stupid they've been with the light fittings this time.

Then, and only then, I might consider making a purchase.

Hornby may well lead the field in numbers sold but they are way down the line in my book when it comes to the overall gold medal.

SCX have that in my book.

Fly the silver and bronze goes to Ninco.
 

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From what I can see Moped only stated his opinion, and that Scalextric is his favourite probably isn't a surprise for most people on this forum.

For what it's worth I agree with him here.
Sure Fly has better detail, and other makes might run better (certainly without the magnet). But when looking at the detail level combined with the driveability out of the box, and then considering the price (around £26 for most standard models) I think Scalextric are the best buy.

Not giving away any gold medals or anything, just stating my opinion...

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I was thinking of the whole offering including track and accessories, not just cars. Fly do not make track so they cannot be considered. Do you think slot cars would be where they are if Fly were the only company in the world?

Slot-It have been producing cars for less than 2 years. Again there would be no Slot-It if there was not a Scalextric and Carrera.

As an overall package it is very hard to beat Scalextric and Carrera. If these were the only 2 companies in the world most folk here including clubs would cope with all Scalextric or all Carrera kit. A few years ago of course folk did only have all Scalextric or all Carrera at clubs in the UK and Germany and Spain.

In fact the great proportion of home racers (not Slotforum members of course) do have fun with the entire range of one manufacturer, be it Scalextric or Carrera. Lets not forget that.

But this is now digressing from the original topic.


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Getting this thread back on track about carreras new releases and less on who is the greatest slot manufacturer, why does the Sauber not look as good as the ferrari F1 they released last year or the year before. The body shapes arn't that different in the two cars in 1:1 terms yet of the two models, the ferrari looks a lot better than the Sauber.

Its ok I worked it out, the Sauber is of the 2002 car the C21 while this years car is the C23. So this model is of the C21 in the 2004 colours and sponsors.

As someone who has been keenly waiting on this models arrival, I have to say I am slightly deflated.
 

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Carrera has just announced the first Exclusiv LE: Audi R8 "Sebring Test 2000"



…and the second Evolution LE: Plymouth Road Runner "Highway Patrol"



Both cars will be available in about three weeks.
 
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