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Latest Porsche 962C - SICA52a

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I am a huge fan of the Porsche 962. It won the first ever IMSA race that I attended way back in 1987. As I watched the evolution of the 962 through the following 4 or 5 years I was happy to see it still performing relatively well compared to the other manufacturers who seemed to close the performance gap over the Porsches. In those following years, lots of teams did all sorts of things to try and maintain the pace with the other big manufacturers. One of the first things that I saw was the chopped tail versions from Joest Racing. I was so impressed that when I got back into slot cars I realised that I just had to make one of my own...
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Needless to say, I was happy to see the pre-production models for the latest rendition of the 962 from Maurizio and After the long wait I received one of the first liveries; the 1991 Le Mans 24 Hour entry from Joest Racing.
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The first thing I noticed was that there was no shrink wrap. A quick inspection of the box found this...
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on the right end (it was whole - I took this picture after I had opened the box). I have no issue with the lack of shrink wrap. If it is part of an effort to reduce plastic then that is a good thing.
The second thing I noticed was that the car came with the (display) wing detached, as well as a second (racing) wing, in a small bit of plastic, taped to the underside of the plinth. Again, I took these photos after I had assembled the (display) wing onto the car.
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The racing wing is all plastic, while the (display) wing has photo-etched metal uprights. I think I will leave this one on, even to race.
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The "greasy" side, complete with all the expected bits, including the now standard white/natural coloured endbell drive motor, 9:28 gearing in a 0.5mm offset pod. This car does come with the slightly larger real wheels (16.5mm diameter, instead of 15.8mm) and Speedline(?) inserts - another part of the evolution of the real cars reproduced in the model.
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A closer look at the detail of the rear deck showing two new brake cooling air scoops.

Overall, I am very happy with this new iteration of the venerable 962 and look forward to more liveries and a few white kits to keep me busy.

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I am looking forward to receiving mine.
I think this can be a nice slotcar and very competitive in the class.
I will be race preparing this one for our club racing on wood routed tracks. It is a stock class with changing only rear tires (urethane) and guide/braid allowed.
Hi Nick,
I perused Milan's work a few years ago. Very nice cars that I would not want to run under race conditions because they are too nice (and expensive).

I saw that MOMO #30 Joest car run at Watkins Glen in 1992 (but I don't seem to have any scanned images of it at the moment). Here is the Dyson car from 1991 sporting a very strange tail, complete with "spill" holes on either side.
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And the sister Joest car from 1992.
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Lots of mods that may or may not make it to the production floor.
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