Thanks for the review, I always enjoy other's thoughts.
I like my copy of this car just fine, but I would caution those considering the red version to check out the shade of red carefully, as it might not be what you expect.
The car is so well modeled to my eye, that the odd red shade is probably a ford color. In any event it is not quite a salmon and much paler than any race car red. A slight thing, but something a person might not expect, or even see until they arrived home and have the car out of the box.
I just bought the color on hand, it was on sale. It's not bad, just an odd, faded out kind of red, worth a second look if color choice is a part of your buying decision. My buying decision was prompted by the reduced price, I had every confidence in Scalextric's ability to build a slot car. The new designs are very strong, little details are well done. For example , the tires have rounded edges, a very slight but nice detail, said to help performance in a slide.
It is a little odd that the driver figure in a street car is wearing a helmet. I suppose they thought a lot of these cars would get race numbers slapped on them, who knows? Was it a price issue? (Does red pigment cost a lot?) I know they have civilian figures in stock, l have one driving a Camero SS from them. Another red car with a color that just misses, on accuracy only, but is livelier than the Ford GT red.