Please could somebody tell me: if the Scalextric Boss 302 Mustang is as quick as the Scaley GT40's with mags, any possible competition for a Fly Panoz GTR LMP and how quick the Vanquish MG McLaren M8D S51 Competition car is?
Depends entirely on the person driving it! In my case the Panoz suits my driving style closely followed by the GT40 and the Boss. The Mclaren, weeell not to my taste, is probably the best I can say.
Running with mags, I would say that my Scaley Mustang is quicker than the GT40's. It can be close on fastest laps but the Mustang seems to be able to do faster laps more consistently.
On my track (scaley sport) I find them both quicker than my Fly Panoz. As for VMG, I don't have the competition version but have a couple of the others. My only recommendation would be to race VMG against another VMG. That way the scale issues become less relevant and both cars have the "advantage" of the working diff!?!
Alfetta has a very sensible attitude to this in saying that opinions are bound to be subjective, depending on how comfortable one feels with particular cars. Even the same person can feel differently about the same car, depending on his/her mood and cumulated experience at a given moment in time!
Over time, I have been forced to radically change my attitude to quite a few of my own cars as I gradually discovered that some that I had considered to be superior (in my hands) were eventually surpassed by others that I had not previously felt comfortable with. This due to my developing a driving technique more suited to the more 'difficult' cars' requirements. A classic case was with unlimited F1s where, at first, I reckoned I would be more successful with a V12 powered car, because it was more predictable than its equivalent with a brutish SC07 in it. Luckily, I managed enough practice with both cars, prior to a big race, to make the risky decision that a more aggressive technique would enable me to get more out of the SC07. Good decision, as it annihilated the opposition! But it might not have on a different day and mood.
I would say that the Scalextric models mentioned here are so similar in performance that there is absolutely nothing to choose betwen them. Not sure about the others though.
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