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Allan Wakefield
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At long last come the Alfa Romeo 147s..
A test version from the 2003 GTA Cup series and also from the 2003 GTA Cup series - the car driven by Luis Villamil.





Then we have a truck relivery in a limited edition from 'S Oliver' - the stunning looking 'Quick Drake'





Next is the second Group5 BMW3.0 CSL, this time in the 1976 Le Mans "Gösser Beer" livery. Anyone else remember fondly, those rear window blinds? This car has been adjusted to portray the design and Rules differences between the first relase version and this one for Le Mans.





Then we have the limited edition livery commissioned by 'Spanair'. This is a BMW M3 GTR and looks very crisp and clean in this simple promotional livery..





Last but not least is the Fly version of the 1969 Le Mans GT40 MKII 'Deutsche Auto Zeitung' car, also presented at the end of last year by Scalextric. This one is crisper to look at but all will become clear in a comparison review later thsi week.



 

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Julius Wilkko
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Nice looking cars, excellent job FLY. All I have to do now is wait and hope that prices come down to affordable levels. Looking forward to summer sales!


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Sorry, but being a person from the left side of the Atlantic where they do not sell Alfa's I am trying to get a feel for the size of this car. My impression is that it looks to be similar in size to a Peugeot 206 or a Ford Focus in real life? Would this be accurate? And if so how do the models compare size wise?
 

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QUOTE (tDI_Fahrer @ 8 Mar 2004, 09:30 AM)Alfa 147's are the same categorie as VW Golf, Seat Leon, Opel Astra, Ford Focus...
That's reassuring then!

I don't know why, but I thought real 147s were on a Punto platform. I was looking at a Fly one yesterday at the Worthing slot car day and thinking it will dwarf a Ninco Punto, but it would look about right compared to the cars mentioned above.

The size and price(even at a healthy 20% discount) put me off going any further, so I still don't know how Fly have done the mechanical layout on this one. Do we know yet? Swiss? Anybody?

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Ric Woods
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Mr M, the Alfa is a front-motor, rear drive layout. I was a little disappointed in that, as I was hoping that the would have had a crack at a front-wheel-drive car.
Nice looking model, nonetheless.

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QUOTE (Mooster @ 8 Mar 2004, 01:40 PM)Mr M, the Alfa is a front-motor, rear drive layout. I was a little disappointed in that, as I was hoping that the would have had a crack at a front-wheel-drive car.
Nice looking model, nonetheless.

Mooster
I don't think that a front-wheel-drive slotcar should be so much fun, I even doubt it would drive nice at all...

Ok, the real car has font-wheel-drive, but it's the slotcar we race...
And if it doesn't drive well... bye bye fun...

Just my two cents...

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I have bought the red 147 two days ago : first driving impressions are very good!

And the look is just right compared to the real car.
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P.S. : I have also the green BMW : another good model, imho better than the white one. It runs very well, but is a little noisy; perhaps I have to make some sort of break-in.

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QUOTE (tDI_Fahrer @ 8 Mar 2004, 01:55 PM)I don't think that a front-wheel-drive slotcar should be so much fun, I even doubt it would drive nice at all...
I disagree. FWD slot cars can be made to drive great. Just ask GRAH1 about his front drive Metro! It's a great little runner
Maybe he should patent it so that the mass-producers can pay the royalties


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QUOTE (Difflock @ 8 Mar 2004, 03:23 PM)QUOTE (tDI_Fahrer @ 8 Mar 2004, 01:55 PM) I don't think that a front-wheel-drive slotcar should be so much fun, I even doubt it would drive nice at all...
I disagree. FWD slot cars can be made to drive great. Just ask GRAH1 about his front drive Metro! It's a great little runner
Maybe he should patent it so that the mass-producers can pay the royalties


Mark.
Are there any movies of this front-wheel-drive Metro?

G.
 

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Jim Moyes
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QUOTE (Mooster @ 8 Mar 2004, 01:40 PM)Mr M, the Alfa is a front-motor, rear drive layout. I was a little disappointed in that
I share your dissappointment, Mooster, and thanks for the info.

At least now I can justify waiting to find one at bargain basement prices, like Julius suggested.

Mr.M
 

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Graham Windle
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Check my website or do a search on here for details of the front wheel drive metro ,The wrexham front wheel drive event was a great succcess so theres no reason why a manufacturer like scalex or fly cant make a working front drive car
 

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"scalex have no plans to use front wheel drive in any cars at the moment in time"

quoted from a well known gent after I asked that question.

FWD was a success I thought, and not just because I won because well there was a veriety of cars and well was a good laugh too
 

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A little question...

Are those 147's equiped with Fly racing motors?
Or with normal Fly motor's?

With what car can you compare the times you drive with them?
I hope i can put them up against my SCX Seat Leon...

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Someone had one of these at Oxford on Tuesday night. Can't say the white livery makes the shape look very pretty at all, scratch that, it looked ugly but boy did she fly.
 

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I found a picture of the motor...

It's a normal one...





I hope the red one comes out soon in Belgium...

Mine is ordered in Freezslot...


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I just mailed with somebody...

He says that his white ALFA 147 is slightly faster than his Fly M3 GTR!!!


The 147 should be a bit slower on the straight, but much faster in corners...

Damn... this must be fast for a touring car from Fly...

G.
 
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