Firstly, apologies for not posting this directly to the Sloforum site, but I am too busy to get on here regularly. Glad somebody noticed it though. (Although open questions like "Which motor anyone ?", "What motor ?", etc baffle me, as I obviously have some information, so why not ask direct ?)
They have the NC5 Speeder motor mounted anglewinder, with a new gear ratio of 12:32 and new low-profile slick tyres.
The tyres will be available separately, as will the JGTC type hubs for them, and also some alternative anglewinder axle sets with different gear ratios. Some of these will also fit the BMW M3 cars.
The same delivery that the NSX's will arrive on will also include the N50333 Porsche 934 Jagermeister, N50342 BMW X5 Raid Delsey, and the new N50352 Cobra, very attractive in racing white with stripes. All the new spares will arrive as well.
McLaren, information is a HUGE problem with Ninco. I am sure all the other dealers would agree, as well as their distributors.
You are always welcome to mail me direct at MRE if you see something and want to know more, as I don't always have time to post on Slotforum. Same goes for anyone else, we will always reply and give whatever answers we can.
To give some idea about Ninco information, both David and Albert from Ninco were in the UK at Hobbyco (the UK distributors) last week. The new Honda NSX cars were not mentioned to any dealers or even to the directors of Hobbyco. A standard press release was issued one week after they returned to Spain. If you think this is a satisfactory way to promote your business, you are in a minority with Ninco.
Many dealers including myself have tried many times to impress upon Ninco that they are losing sales by not giving advance information. As a dealer, I know how the market works: customers (yes you, the racers and collectors) make a decision to buy a car that they want, based on information available. You wait happily for it, knowing you have committed your budget for that month, and buy it when it is available. When a new car suddenly appears, such as the NSX, sales are reduced because customers have made prior commitments, or clubs have already planned their racing classes based on what is available in the marketplace. It may be the best car in the world, but it won't sell as many as a car with advance information. Ask other dealers if they agree............
I know on the MRE site they are listed as being available in November, is that beginning or end? (I will understand if you don't know as Ninco's 'top secret' policy isn't exactly forth coming with such info).
12:32 is a surprisingly high gear / low ratio, considerably off from the 'normal' 1:3 semi-standard and a similar arrangement was heavily complained about in earlier Carreras - since changed, to the approval of most.
Can this be sensible?
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