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MINI COUNTRYMAN WRC No.37 Rally D'Italia 2011

Driver: Dani Sordo

Reference No: C3301
Type: Single car, crystal box
Class: Rally
Availability: August 2012

High-quality build specification with expected high performance straight out of the box. Continuing the ever-popular range of Mini cars in the Scalextric range, the Mini Countryman has the DPR digital chip plug facility for upgrading to digital racing and a life-like weathered rally livery.

History: May 2011 saw the Rally D'Italia held on the island of Sardinia. Dani Sordo and co-driver Carlos del Barrio claimed a well-deserved 6th place beating the Ford Fiesta of Malcolm Wilson. Dani has competed at toplevel motor sport for the last ten years. For the 2011 season Dani Sordo had joined MINI in their first year in the WRC securing 2 podiums in Germany and France 3rd and 2nd place respectively and 4th place in Spain and 6th in the first round for MINI in Sardinia.

Features: High detail. Front and rear lights. Magnatraction. Quick-change braid plate. Digital Plug ready chassis.





 

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Nice looking model, good details.

2 Wheel Drive is a shame, but looking forward to have a play with one.
 

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I can't abide the weathered look on any car.

Has anyone got any tips on to removed it, or will I have to wait for the Carrera release?
 

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QUOTE (Doug @ 27 Apr 2012, 15:14) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>MINI COUNTRYMAN WRC No.37 Rally D'Italia 2011
Rally Finland livery is what I'm seeing here.


It's a great shame that Hornby still don't/won't do their rally cars with the correct amount of driven wheels.

..... And I'm with Jon Cross on the weathered look. If I can't find the car I want in clean livery I go without.
 

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Add me as a weathered look hater. The car's ugly enough - not Scalextric's fault - without spraying brown paint over bits of it. I am, though, pleased that it's two wheel drive. Four wheel drive just adds complexity and rubber bands that perish with age.
 

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Scaleys done a very good representation. Bet it sells very well amongst all the Mini fans out there.
Mind you, our lasses sister has got a Countryman. What a dogs dinner of a car. To me a Mini should be small, not looking like a tank.
Dopamines right, keep off the 4WD.
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I'm pretty sure it's the press release that's wrong, Hugh, not the model. The livery looks spot on for Finland, complete with BP Ultimate (or ultinate/ultmate/ultrnate, as BP bizarrely spell it) on the side. Hopefully a clean version will be produced too. I'll buy it if it is, but I'm passing on the dirty one.

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Great comparison photo's Dopamine, looks to me like Scalextric have made a very good effort.(even the FG sticker on the windscreen)
Bit of a marmite car, but I love it. Almost so ugly it's beautiful.?? I don't even mind the bit of filth.
 

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For those like me who would prefer a clean version, can I suggest you contact Scalextric through their web site.

After all they did a clean and dirty version of the Peugeot 307 some years ago.
 

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QUOTE (Dopamine @ 28 Apr 2012, 17:08) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I'm pretty sure it's the press release that's wrong, Hugh, not the model. The livery looks spot on for Finland, complete with BP Ultimate (or ultinate/ultmate/ultrnate, as BP bizarrely spell it) on the side. Hopefully a clean version will be produced too. I'll buy it if it is, but I'm passing on the dirty one

I've never noticed the BP 'Ultmate' spelling before... it stands out now, it's going to annoy me every time I see it!

As for the car, it's great there is a Mini in Rally again, I'm sure we'll get a clean version, they have spent money on a new mould so will want to get their money's worth out of it! Could be fun to get one to slide it about magless, maybe alongside the Fiesta (do Scalextric still make the Ford WRCs) rather than just race F1 cars all the time!
 

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Scalextric did a good job, the car looks like the real thing; Not everybodies taste.
I hope the front wheels have some vertical travel, so it can also be driven without magnet.
A remark: Why is the Scalextric roll cage not white but black?

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For those like me who would prefer a clean version, can I suggest you contact Scalextric through their web site.

After all they did a clean and dirty version of the Peugeot 307 some years ago.

Received this reply today

''Thank you for your e-mail. The World Rally Championship Mini (Ref No C3301) has a proposed release date of July 2012. There are no current plans to produce a non weathered version, however we do keep a record of all customer requests and product suggestions, which we do take into consideration when planning all future ranges''.

Oh well!. Carrera it is then
 

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The detail on this is amazing, they should do a 2 part set with this one and the old Shape Morris mini cooper s (C2919).
 
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