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I like the GTA...but man this is going to be small.
I wonder if I can fit an oXigen decoder in them.
 

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i have the src 2600 capri , peugeot 206 t16 , and porsche 914 and yes they are smaller than others ,but not what you would call hugely smaller ,just right in my eyes ,so im expecting the alfa will fit in nicely thank you very much
 

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Well actually I am in two minds - I really love my Revoslot cars but I also love my BRM Grp 2 cars as well, so why do I need 1/32 versions of them. (But you all know like me you will end up buying some anyway)

I look at my Fly Alfa GTA and go yep I can see that in a Revoslot 1/32 - but my Scaley and SCX Escort are small narrow cars.

Still I guess there will be a market there are probably some folks who won't look at 1/24 cars because they are 1/24

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Dunno the Fly and AA cars but if you find better pictures of the BRM GTA then imagine that... but smaller.😁

I look at my Fly Alfa GTA and go yep I can see that in a Revoslot 1/32 - but my Scaley and SCX Escort are small narrow cars.
Your point being... too narrow? Too tippy? Well, with the full metal chassis I'd contemplate a Revo Escort, and I don't even like Fords.🤷‍♂️
 
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Your point being... too narrow? Too tippy? Well, with the full metal chassis I'd contemplate a Revo Escort, and I don't even like Fords.🤷‍♂️
Possibly or maybe too wide and thus out of scale - that will get everyone talking :)
I would prefer the BMW 2002 - I have a Spirit and a Carrera and they are also narrow cars.

I am hopeful the metal chassis on the Revoslot will make them quite drivable.
 

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Really needs an Alfa expert to distinguish them all in detail, that isn't me.

But for what it's worth here's my bit, the GTA featured in the European touring car championship,Jochen Rindt drove one in 1966, it easily beat the Alan Mann Racing mk 1 Lotus Cortinas that Sir John Whitmore had won the championship with in 1965.

GTA Alfa's ran in the under 2 litre class in the Trans am in the mid to late sixties, and into the early seventies.

Think the same body was used from the start for the GTJ, which had a smaller engine capacity.

The same bodyshell albeit with four headlights and Bulged front and rear wings became the GTam, think it was something along the lines of Grand Turisimo allegretti modifica, excuse the highly probable poor spelling.

These first Revo cars are all 1970 ISH Trans Am entries,I guess they are still running today in USA historics, which would be where Revo would get details and data.

Think they may need some artistic licence with them as these cars ran with/without chin spoilers and with / without flared rear arches at times,depends on the race and the season.

I'd need to double check,but I think Alfa won the under 2 litre class in the 1970 Trans Am series.

Doing some digging,as SWMBO has given me some free time as I've finished laying the new oak floor in the lounge, the yellow car is a 72 livery and the #93 car a 65 model, it was bought off a car lot and race prepped for the 70 series in a mere three weeks, it then won its first race in the under 2L division, some achievement.

The history of Trans am was really well documented in the mid nineties in Vintage motorsport , the American magazine, used to pick my copy up in Harrods book department when passing through London on business.

Will be getting at least a couple of Alfa Revos to go with my Fly's, many more liveries to come from the ETC and Spa 24 hours.
 

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Mmm I’ll get the Alfas too, metal chasis will do them good for racing and in 1:32 it’s a wish come true!😃

I don’t have any of the 1/24 cars that have been released by BRM and TTS because I feel it’s a whole change of game(new tools, etc), so the releasing of 1:32 cars is nice for me.
 

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i have the src 2600 capri , peugeot 206 t16 , and porsche 914 and yes they are smaller than others ,but not what you would call hugely smaller ,just right in my eyes ,so im expecting the alfa will fit in nicely thank you very much
The SRC Peugeot is wildly over-scale. The Scalextric one is accurately sized and it fits inside the SRC! Ditto the Porsche 914. The Capri isn't as extreme but the wide body version is the one modelled - even if the liveries generally aren't!

Narrow cars aren't a bad thing per se, it's more about the manufacturer. SCX Escorts are really easy to drive right on the limit because they have a decent chassis, lightweight interior and a sensible motor. Scalextric's classic VW Beetles and Mini-Coopers are horrible because they've got the on/off FF motor and a full interior in a chassis with no scope for handling. Even with a magnet they are impossible. In comparison, the Pink Kar Beetle is a much nicer car to drive, easy to tune and faster over a lap.

I'm certainly here for the black Alfa. I don't have a Revoslot yet and the mid-1990s cars haven't done it for me. This might be the clincher.
 

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I don’t have any of the 1/24 cars that have been released by BRM and TTS because I feel it’s a whole change of game(new tools, etc), so the releasing of 1:32 cars is nice for me.
Tools for the BRMs are the same as for the Revoslots
One has to be careful moving to 1/24 the bigger cars can be very addictive. There is one plus even though they cost more than the 1/32 there aren't as many shiny baubles being released so you don't end up spending more.....
Though the fact you can buy 1/24 model kits of lots and lots of cars means you end up accumulating kits to build (too many to count at the moment and I just picked up a Porsche 356)
 
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The SRC Peugeot is wildly over-scale. The Scalextric one is accurately sized and it fits inside the SRC! Ditto the Porsche 914. The Capri isn't as extreme but the wide body version is the one modelled - even if the liveries generally aren't!

Narrow cars aren't a bad thing per se, it's more about the manufacturer. SCX Escorts are really easy to drive right on the limit because they have a decent chassis, lightweight interior and a sensible motor. Scalextric's classic VW Beetles and Mini-Coopers are horrible because they've got the on/off FF motor and a full interior in a chassis with no scope for handling. Even with a magnet they are impossible. In comparison, the Pink Kar Beetle is a much nicer car to drive, easy to tune and faster over a lap.

I'm certainly here for the black Alfa. I don't have a Revoslot yet and the mid-1990s cars haven't done it for me. This might be the clincher.
just measured the car and yes one of the perimeters is oversize but two and spot on for scale
real car length ...3820 =119.37mm slotcar =120.2
real car width...1700=53.12mm slotcar=54 for body ,58.7 over rear guards so wider than real by 4.7 mm
real car height 1354=42.31mm slotcar =43.7 from ground so with some smaller tyres would be exactly the same
So in my opinion that makes the car near enough to scale any narrower to be scale perfect is just splitting straws
 

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I’d pick up both a 1/32 Alfa and BMW 2002 as the price for the Fly and Spirit versions are through the roof, I wouldn’t drive either of them due to the entry cost nor modify them only to be behind other cars still. So YESS Please Revoslot
 

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I’d pick up both a 1/32 Alfa and BMW 2002 as the price for the Fly and Spirit versions are through the roof, I wouldn’t drive either of them due to the entry cost nor modify them only to be behind other cars still. So YESS Please Revoslot
I hadn’t considered the availability of these models in older releases, but of course the Revo versions should be better so I’ll get them😀(anyway I have not any of the Fly/Spririt cars hehehe)

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Here are some of the liveries.

Damn it is going to be expensive...and I have also ran out of space where to store me cars.
maybe do a platform that you can raise to the ceiling and have it full of cars and just lower it when you wont to run them ,and if it only has a few cars on it to start with , when it is raised .....out of site ,out of mind ,and you wont have an impulse to buy more cars to fill it ha ha ha ha ha
 
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