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It is worthwhile having a closer look at that Lister story.

These are the basics of the new SPORT chassis as I understand them from an interpretation:-

1) This chassis will only be available in SPORT versions.

2) All future SPORT cars will have this new racing chassis to distinguish the SPORT versions from the standard cars.

3) The motor is the same as current SPORT cars.

4) Cables will be silicon.

5) The subframe is fixed with a single screw.

6) The subframe is fitted to a rubber block so that it is springy relative to the body.

7) The extent of this movement can be adjusted.

8 There will be a whole new range of pinions and crowns to provide a total of 21 different gear ratios and they will be in different colors for ease of changing.

9) These will screw fit.

10) A range of special magnets will be made available just for the SPORT version. There will no longer be a button magnet.

11) A range of axles, wheels and bushes will be available.

12) Tools will be available to help with the changing of these parts.

13) Parts that are considered to be breakable and fragile on the body will in future be made of rubber.

14) The motor is offset in the car to make the driver detailing easier and to reduce any compromise with the look of this particular car.

15) Parts will be available seperately from the RTR car as sold. It will be entirely up to the racer how he wants to set the car up for a race.

16) Existing models will not be updated to have the new modified chassis but it is envisaged that the new performance parts will be able to be retrofited.

17) This car will have Xenon lights.

18 The screws that hold the body to the chassis have been designed to permit you to provide adjustable body movement realtive to the chassis.

I have one word to say.

WOW!

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Well I put the Dutch text through a translator and those are the main points within the text.

Maybe somebody else should do the same to verify?


Do you all honestly think I could dream up the point that the subframe was fixed to a rubber block to make it springy? I don't think so somehow!


Curiously the site went down within 1 hour of posting this information. I wonder if it will ever reapear with this story? Hmmm.....


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I have just read that link to Fast Lucky's story of two weeks ago and have noted mtuck666's translation which is slightly different to the one I came up with but never the less verifies all the points listed by myself above.

One extra point that I was not sure about and therefore did not list that tuck's translation confirms:-

19) The rear wheels are to be of alloy not plastic and are to be perfectly centered!

And another point that I got wrong:-

20) Three different motor types will be available which will each fit in their own cradle!

Very, very interesting!

Very well done Scalextric. I cannot think of one thing that you have not covered that every enthusiast here has requested either on this board or at SCI over the last 1-2 years!



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I think you should put that question to Fly enthusiasts? They seem to purchase all sorts of odd cars.

And what of the Judd Dome? Another "weirdy".

I suppose in the case of this Scalextric car it could be justified as Scalextric may well be able to get the best performance out of a car with this shape and these parts. It will sell on speed alone if nothing else.

They may well be able to advertise it as "the fastest Scalextric car ever".

Now just because the UK Goverment have banned 1:1 car advertising which encourages you to buy a car because it is fast, does not mean that same ban applies to slot cars....

......yet!



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