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Can't find them on the maker's site, but here are images from Slot Car World who say they are due (in the USA at least) in mid-September.

Personally not sure about the desirability of road car slots, especially non-supercar types like these, but nice models.




 

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with all Autoart has done i also don't understand why they produce road cars as slot cars. at least when/if they do Porsche GT3R it will be an easy conversion to race livery.
 

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Are those really the shots of the 1:32 models? Something doesn't look... right. Not sure what, though.

Hmmm, let me see... driver-less, livery-less, road cars without so much as a decent spoiler or wing.

Hmmm... I'll pass thanks.

Mr AutoArt, here's a tip. It's commonly called Model Racing, i.e, the models are of RACING CARS, YOU MUPPET!
 

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I don't mind road cars as long as they're decent models of cars that appeal to me. I actually like the look of both these (irl and 1/32) so will probably end up with a couple. The biggest thing that puts me off AA is the lack of driver......it almost encourages you to leave them on the shelf....in which case, just buy a die cast
 

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I think that road models is a good idea for slot racing, but I don't want to drive Nissan or Mazda, I want Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lotus, TVR... Aston Martin DB9 with lights will be a successful model !
 

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I like them...it's nice to have some non-race livered cars for a change and them being non-racing cars makes for a refreshing change.

Now all they need is someone driving the actual car!!!!!!!!!

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My mate bought an AutoArt Impreza 1:32 and it was rubbish, it had poor magnets, always deslotted and couldn't take corners.
 

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I really don't understand the section of opinion that is so heavily down on producing model road cars. You can race ANYTHING and it doesn't actually need to be wearing fancy dress to do it. Besides, plain paint jobs offer a great backdrop for producing any livery you want.

I can understand personal preferences, but "muppets!" for having the temerity to disagree? Tut tut!

Hell, you can even race muppets if you really like RACING!


This came up before (and I'm sure will forevermore), whereupon I asked the question as to why, if plain old road car paint jobs are so deadly boring, don't (m)any of you drive around the streets in racing liveries? It would look so much prettier! Can't remember the replies but it should be good to hear them again.
 

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Well call me a finicky old fart, Tropi, but I just don't believe folks should be encouraged to 'race' road cars; the damn roads are dangerous enough.

For the same reason I'm down on Scalextric 'Crash n' Bash' sets and that one with a Police car and a 'villain' car. I plain don't think that kind of marketing helpful to the wider community in any way shape or form. Helpful to the shareprice I have no doubt.

I don't think any of it sends the right message to kids. Let 'em play race with cars bedecked in tobacco sponsorship, I say.

Muppetry is exactly what AA have so far shown, IMHO. I understand their rally cars are dire, they chose models already catered for elsewhere and then tout road cars that are actually models of parked cars, i.e. they have no driver so clearly ain't being driven. 1:32 Multi-storey car park anyone?

And these road cars don't provide the basis for any livery I want for two reasons: firstly, I'm rubbish with a spray can and secondly the race cars have bodies that generally have been breathed on and flared out.

Nope, AA road cars suck big time and that's official - IMHO!!
 

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Hi Tropi,

I think you're right. There are really enough companies that release racing cars.

I personally adore the AA cars. Okay, their Subaru isn't the best one for racing, but in terms of quality, correct shape, detailing and livery, the Impreza IMHO is far beyond the efforts of Scalex, SCX and Ninco.

I also agree that the lack of a driver is disappointing, but the Murcielago and Countach simply look fabulous. Both cars had been the only ones in the last twelve months where I had the "that's how they really should look like"-feeling from the first moment I saw them.

Not to forget that AA cars a remarkably cheaper (at least in germany) that all the other brands.
 

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QUOTE Well call me a finicky old fart, Tropi
OK, you're a finicky old fart, Tropi!

Hey, we are only talking about racing models you know, not the real thing!
And you don't actually HAVE to race anything, whether in fancy dress or not!
(But come on, you can confess to me, your old mate, you have never had the odd little 'competitive spurt' in your Mazda?)
 

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Well AutoArt do seem to be setting a precedent of driverless for road use and drivers on the competition cars, so hopefully the C-type Jag and others will have pilots. Open cars look even sillier without drivers. It will be interesting to see what they do when they release a car that falls into both categories, the porsches may be the first!

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Hey! That competitive spurt problem got fixed with the medication; but thanks for bringing it to the knowledge of the wider population.

Ahem, I have been know to go a shade over the speed limit but I do NOT race others on the road and since stuffing my 944 up an embankment many years ago, I have been far more cautious on the roads.

And back on thread (kinda), I can see no mention of C-Types on the AA site. Should we be telling them this is what we expect?

And, hyjacking a tad, do AA set up their cars for Carrera track? Only, the shots of cars on track are all on that brand. Maybe they run better on the smooth, wide stuff?
 

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QUOTE Ahem, I have been know to go a shade over the speed limit but I do NOT race others on the road and since stuffing my 944 up an embankment many years ago, I have been far more cautious on the roads.

 

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The C-types (and Ds & Es for that matter) are listed on Seans website (pendleslot)in the AutoArt listings.

AutoArt said at the toyfair that track was also on their "to-do" list, but the similarity to Carrera was remarked upon! They had 1/32 and 1/24 slot and R/C cars -using the same bodies- on display. So perhaps they're already one step ahead of the digital players


Jexy got all cosy with them, so perhaps he can tell us more!

Mr.M
 
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