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I've never been a fan of RevoSlot, but these Alfas tempt me, so I tried to find photos of the real cars. I can't find any that look anything like the models. All of the period photos show a shell that has very different bodywork around the wheels to that which RevoSlot has modelled.

I know nothing about Alfas, so is the RevoSlot shell accurate for another livery that may be produced in the future? Any Alfa aficionados able to explain?

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Try seaching for the Alfa GTAm as Tengerine suggested alfa gtam 1970 - Google Search
 

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Try seaching for the Alfa GTAm as Tengerine suggested alfa gtam 1970 - Google Search
Why would I search for GTAms? RevoSlot's box for its twin-pack claims that its red #25 is the 1970 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am winner, so googling for pictures of modern cars that bear a resemblance to RevoSlot's model seems rather pointless. I assume that the "restyle" bit on the box referring to the yellow #25 is RevoSlot's way of acknowledging that it's a nice livery on the wrong body.

Since the box says "Giulia Sprint GT", surely an appropriate search would be alfa romeo giulia sprint gt - Google search

They're attractive models and I'm still tempted to buy one, but it seems odd that for its first release of a new car, RevoSlot has chosen to produce such obviously inaccurate models. I'm not a scale purist, but many slotters are, so to me it's a weird marketing decision. Why not just slap two more headlights on the front and produce period liveries that match the shell?
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The Alfa GTA was a lightweight aluminum bodied 2 liter homologation car based on the gt.It’s not a”modern” car. You have a point though. They use the liveries of one but the body style of the other. I personally like the round box flairs look. The particular one I saw at monterey was a bright green and was ungodly fast for a 2 liter car.

Mike M. PS I hadn’t seen the box so didn’t have the info. I don’t look at the boxes to speak of anyway not even the one I just opened that contained mine. Lol
 

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Who cares, I didn't buy one because it's period correct, I bought one because it looks like a GTAm and there's plenty of classes I can race it in.
 

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Hmmm, I wasn't aware of the inaccuracies/fudge.

Odd, indeed, for Revoslot to start down this slippery slope. :confused:

Mind, as I type, I remember they're not averse to slapping NSR-like fantasy liveries on their models so perhaps they're just part way down and gathering momentum.🧐

The headlights put me off, livery fudge seals it: no sale.🙅‍♂️
 

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The Alfa GTA was a lightweight aluminum bodied 2 liter homologation car based on the gt.It’s not a”modern” car.
By modern, I meant photos of GTAms racing in the present day, rather than photos of them in their heyday. A pet hate of mine is slot car manufacturers producing models of historic cars wearing modern liveries, when there are so many period liveries to choose from.
 

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Are they any good runners? I have several recent revos and the gear noise/chassis ratting is still too much.
One thing was pointed out is that the motor might be too overpowering for such a little body.
Chris, what is your opinion? In your video it seems going ok, did you do anything to the tyres (I do not think it has a magnet)?
 

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By modern, I meant photos of GTAms racing in the present day, rather than photos of them in their heyday. A pet hate of mine is slot car manufacturers producing models of historic cars wearing modern liveries, when there are so many period liveries to choose from.
I'm sure Revo won't miss one sale when they're already initially sold out to buyers who want the cars for what they are.
 

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The waters are further muddied as the later bulged arch bodyshell featured on GTAs with the 1300 engine, sometimes called a GTJ, period photos with single headlamps as racing at Spa 24 hours circa 71/72, more of these liveries to come I'm sure, white Levis and orange Jagermeister to name but two.

Fabulous model even if some folks aren't impressed that it isn't period accurate, that's their perogative.
There's plenty of period photos of the cars in Trans Am, in the American magazine of the mid 90s, Vintage motorsport.
 

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To me they are cars from a period that I like and look the part, run nicely from the box and for a bonus point actuly have the magnet removed which should be the normal rather than already installed.
 

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Mine seems to run pretty well. A bit slower than “regular “ revos but decent even with no tuning. Tires are tiny and skinny. It tends to flip at the very limit but I’m sure it will be better with some work. This is on scaley sport track.

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@Dazza1976 - look for Loch downs in tracks and scenery.

I just got the red one in track. I run my Revo and brm etc cars loose enough that I can remove the body easily. For first laps I loosened the screws and gave the braid a tweak. The rear valance now fouls significantly. Mr Dremel will sort this out quickly, just something you may benefit from knowing in advance.
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One car built and running, two others going through the list. Two of the three had loose motor mounts to the extent the red car didn’t do a lap before failing. I fitted the supplied deep guide, slot.it braid and replaced the eyelets with grub screws. Fronts and rears trued and glued, fronts coated with Vallejo Matt varnish and the working bits lubricated.
My verdict for non magnet wood track running is a strong yes, I will 100% be on the Escort and 2002 when released. Power is good, balance without weight added is quite decent albeit a little tail happy. After 92 laps I haven’t had an off yet running at a pace around that of a ‘blueprinted’ Slot.it dtm car. Oh, it’s quiet and smooth too, not Slot.it 512 quiet and smooth but compared to early Revo cars chalk and cheese. For the record that makes 15 Revo’s for me thus far, pretty much one or more of each body.
Now to finish the other two and see what variation I get.
 

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Red one sounded like bolts in a blender. I used the cigarette paper trick to reset the gear mesh and whilst she’s not as quite as smooth as the yellow one there’s not much in it, and for whatever reason she’s got .041 over the yellow one on a 5 second lap.
 

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I drove my two Alfas on my 40m one lane twisty Ninco track last night. Both Alfas does similar laptimes to many of the other Revos. The yellow did 18.5 and the red 18.6. As comparison the times are a fraction faster than the Marcos and F40. The CLK has a fastest lap of 18.393 so it's just about the same.

I guess it all comes down to which track you race on. I find the tyres have very good grip on the Ninco track surface. The small size of the car makes it more nimble and they handle very well.

I'm completely hooked on these classic touring cars, might even consider getting the blue one...
 
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There's no way one of these is going to match my Revo Marcos or club members GT2 Revos on our track. A really quick time on our 3 lane routed track with a Revo is 6.1 seconds, I'm not expecting my GTA when it arrives to go under 6.7 seconds. As a comparison, a well set up NSR Mosler can do 5.9 seconds on our track...
 
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