There were some Mk1 cars avaliable abroad at one time but the quality was shite be to quite fair and the Mk3 XR2i's were not all too bad detail wise but if you want to run them a chat with BWA's Al Penrose about his wooden chassis is needed.
Thanks for the replies, thats a shame that they were never made over (yes i'm talking about Slot Cars lol) as they are my favourite cars, odd but true lol, in those pictures why is the rear Jacked up like that?
I've never understood why the cars had that high rear end stance. The Renault 5 they did at the same time is also "arse high", but then it would be as it has exactly the same chassis. Perhaps the 1/32 designer was working from a photo of the 1/1 R5 braking hard for a hairpin
Baz, I think that is the first time I've ever seen the Hornby Mk3 Fiesta described as better quality than anything!
The XR3i's leave something to be desired though!
So compared to the 911's and sierra's and whatever other junk scalextric produced at the time I would say the XR2i was the best proportioned and you didnt need the XR2i plastered across the panels to tell you what it was.
True Baz, from a looks point of view, the XR2i was not as bad as some, if a little on the large side, and competition cars don't have glass sunrooves, but it has to be the absolute low point in Hornby's history running gear wise!
Changing topic slightly, but I had this bottoming out problem with the Fly Vette Speedvision but just on a smaller scale. The model has underchassis exhaust details and these ground out and wear away on the joints of my Scalextric Classic track. I used my Modellers knife set and cut most of these of, albeit, itb looked a bit messy, it ran. I used sandpaper to take 2 mm off of the area around where the exhaust detail was to make it reasonably flush wth the edges of the chassis. The guide was also slightly too deep for my track sso that received a good sanding down too and now runs perfectly.
I apologise for this being off topic, but just some ideas that some of you might be able to use on your Mk1,k2, XR3I, XR3, XR2I, XR2......Scalextric models.
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