Nice one Nuro!
It looks as though Scalextric is determined to undermine the one area where SCX had always traditionally been held in higher esteem - Rally Cars.
Scalextric seems to be going from strength to strength.
I have removed the magnets on the other Scalextric rally cars and added 2.5 g of weight behind the guide. I've trued their rear tyres and added some nail varnish to the fronts. Their problem, with their old guides, is that they're a little top-heavy and tend to pop out of the slot on the bends.
The Škoda sits much better, with better tyres, guide, weight distribution and the 4-wheel drive. It's honestly on a different level to the others.
I picked up the non-sport version earlier, and was quite impressed with the performance of the car. It is far better than I expected without the magnet.
Still doesn't match the performance of a SCX on our club track, but it does have potential.
Definitely will be buying one now, (as if i wasn't anyway!) sounds like a great car.
I have found that on the various home tracks I have tried, that a magnetless Scalextric car can get VERY close to an SCX car once you have added a bit of weight although it can be harder to maintain this pace. So if this car is as good as it sounds maybe SCX have met their match, at home at least!
Interesting to see if they can make a mark at the clubs although Roadkills comment suggests not!
After asking for a Slot Car track for over 22 Years I finally got one this Christmas, a Scalextric Rally X3 Set with the Skoda and the WRX. I'm just getting ready to set up the track. glad to here this is a choice car.
This car is a gem. The red,white&metallic green finish is ace and the livery and details are spot on.On my track the car performs well (better with no magnet)and is pretty pacey. I have noticed there is more control into bend with just 2 wheel drive,but maybe thats just me......nice review and pics . Marc (slot-victim)
Got one for Chrimbo and I'm well impressed with it - took the magnet out and it handled very smoothly allowing good power slides on my Sport track. It is comparable with the out of the bax SCX 307 which again handled really nicely straight away without any mods.
On my rally track the guide lets it down - unable to take sharp bends on inclines very well - the SCX and Ninco blow it way basically because of their sprung guide set-up.
However a big improvment on the handling charecteristics from their older rally car. Nice one Scaly
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