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Reference No: C3288
Type: Single car, crystal box
Class: GT/Endurance

Catalogue: 2012
Delivery: September
Availability: Worldwide

The Scalextric model
Joining our ever popular GT series cars, the Corvette C6R is the latest American Le Mans Series car to add to the GT stable. Already issued last year in both fully detailed (C3189) and super-resistant (C3185) formats the car will suit all requirements. With this model (C3288), enjoy the car's detailed interior, working head and tail lights.

History
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R from the team Larbre Competition at the running of the 2011 famous 'English' endurance race near the town of Le Mans in France, finished 1st in class (LM GTE Am) and 20th overall after 302 laps.

Features:
Digital Plug Ready allows a 30 second switch from standard to digital format. Magnatraction. Quick change guide braid plate. Working lights at the front and rear.





 

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David H
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That looks really nice, although it's a shame that instead of using a race livery, Scalextric has produced what appears to be the 2011 Sebring winter test livery. A Le Mans 24hrs version would have been a must have for me. As it is, I'll wait a year or so to see whether Carrera do one.

QUOTE (Doug @ 21 Sep 2012, 11:52) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
History
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R from the team Larbre Competition at the running of the 2011 famous English endurance race near the town of Le Mans in France, finished 1st in class (LM GTE Am) and 20th overall after 302 laps.
What is this famous "English" race? Are Hornby now so mired in avoiding licensing issues that they won't even mention Le Mans in press releases? Crazy.

Interestingly, this car finished 20th in both the 2011 and 2012 Le Mans 24hrs. The 2011 and 2012 liveries are very similar.

2011 Sebring winter ALMS test
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2011 Le Mans 24hrs
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2012 Le Mans 24hrs
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QUOTE (Dopamine @ 21 Sep 2012, 15:46) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>That looks really nice, although it's a shame that instead of using a race livery, Scalextric has produced what appears to be the 2011 Sebring winter test livery. A Le Mans 24hrs version would have been a must have for me. As it is, I'll wait a year or so to see whether Carrera do one.

Carrera don't make the GT2 'vette, only Scalextric and NSR.
 

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David H
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You're right. I didn't look properly at the Carrera details. It wouldn't take much for Carrera to change their GT1 to make it suitable, but I doubt that will happen, so it's even more of a shame that Scalextric hasn't done the Le Mans version. C'est la vie.
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Carrera 27373 - Chevrolet Corvette C6R - Le Mans 24hrs 2010
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Ian
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I've not been Scalextric's biggest fan of late, but I must admit, I think this one looks great.....

I have to say I am for my sins a McDonalds fan, as any of my fellow club members will confirm!
 

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Phil Clayton
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I strongly suspect this is another one that will be added to the 'small' (cough) collection....
 

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Just got my Muscle Milk Aston Martin.....No tyre/tire markings again....although the car is happily sponsored - and have the "Michelin" sponsors on the body. Just like this 'Vette. Seems Scalextric just can't be arsed anymore. I can't be arsed to buy them anymore. Not for £35+....over and out.
 

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David H
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QUOTE (Keeto @ 3 Oct 2012, 13:44) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Seems Scalextric just can't be arsed anymore. I can't be arsed to buy them anymore. Not for £35+....over and out.
It's very sad, but that's exactly how I feel about Scalextric too. The Scalextric brand that 40+ years ago got me into this hobby was once dear to my heart and was my preferred manufacturer, but the catalogue of errors, sloppiness and apparent incompetence in the last couple of years has gone too far for me.

Hornby has said that it won't make a profit this year. If Scalextric played any part in that poor performance, we can but hope that heads will roll and things will move forward and upward in the years to come. Scalextric was (still is?) a great brand. I'd love to see it back at the top of the slot car pile.
 

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QUOTE (Dopamine @ 21 Sep 2012, 13:46) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>What is this famous "English" race? Are Hornby now so mired in avoiding licensing issues that they won't even mention Le Mans in press releases? Crazy.

Probably a tongue in cheek reference given the amount of Brits that head over to the race every year
 
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