Iconic car and I suspect they will fly of the shelves even without the race liveries. No wife or girlfriend of a 30-50 something man could fail to endear themselves buying one for her man.
I am glad it was Ninco who did it - it will drive well for casual buyers or newbies* - increasingly the chances of them getting back into the hobby. Just a pity Ninco's distribution is limited in the UK.
* What a terrible, patronising and downgrading name that is. I wonder how many newcomers are put off getting involved in a club or even just posting here because they see this word used?
One thing is puzzling though (for those who don't like rivet counters, please look away now!!!)
on the pre-release pics, the black flash on the side is on the wheel arch. This corresponds to other pics I have seen, and I understand on the 1:1 car it is a plastic stone guard. So I was surprised that on the production model it has moved to a very strange place, on the body before the wheel arch. Pity
Still - does not take away all the remarkable great things about this car
Nice review from Inte and I agree the car looks very appealing. How about a bit more technical feedback? In particular, I'm interested in how effective (or detrimental) the suspension system is, especially for non-magnet racing. From the pix it looks like the whole chassis sits pretty high, with the body even higher yet (to clear the bouncy wheels?) Are there possibilities for conversion to "normal" suspension, hopefully with lowered stance? What about speed, handling and braking (never tried an NC-5), again without magnets? Many thanks,
Harry Wise just posted a review of the 911 on Home Racing World (http://www.homeracingworld.com/nincoporsche911.htm). While he seemed to be pleased with the car overall, he did encounter problems with the suspension. I know the subject of independent suspension has been debated before, and usually dismissed as an interesting but ultimately useless feature in most slot cars. Although it may have a place in rally or truck racing, or maybe even some open-wheeled applications, what is the point of putting it on a road machine like the Porsche 911? I like the looks of this car a lot, but likely will do away with the suspension in an effort to drop the body slightly for a lower and meaner look.
It might not mean much to Europeans, but I remember being blown away in the mid-1970s upon first seeing the Dutch equivalent of highway patrolmen flashing by in 911s. Geez Louise, even the cops drive sports cars here! How cool is that?
Love the car, take magnet out, throw on some SIPT02 P2 SOFT COMPOUND SLICK TYRES 20x11 and ground down 0 grips (slot.it) glue motor in and off you go.............great car......blue springs work well on the front. Motor likes '3 in 1 teflon' oil just a little on the comm makes it rev a bit higher. Tried truing down kit tyres and they over heat my tyre truer and if trued when on car WILL BURN OUT YOUR MOTOR!
....."must have next one"
'he said with a twitchy eye and dribbling out off corner of mouth' .......eeeeehhhhhh!
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