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SCX Ford Fiesta WRC.
M.Hirvonen
Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
Rally Sweden 2011 - Winner
SCX Ref; A10029X300













All photos used with the kind permission of www.Aloyshop.com.



Technical information (as provided by SCX);
Wheelbase: 77 mm
Transmission type:4×4
Car lenght: 123,86 mm
Transmission ratio: 9/27=3
Rear/Front Wheel track: 57 mm
Rear/Front tire diameter: 19,5 mm
Guide type: ARS
Screws: 5 (2+2+1)

Motor: RK-91
Transmission type: 4X4
Body shell weight: 26,1 gr.
Car weight: 84,3 gr.
Digitalizable: Yes,with Ref.20320

Available in the UK this month.
 

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I had sort of assumed that WRC had gone to the dark side and become FWD only. As this car is 4WD, I'll have to re-think my "up to 2010 and nothing newer" strategy for my rally car collection.

I like it. SCX direct-drive 4WD is a bonus IMO.
 

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QUOTE (Saviour @ 7 Nov 2011, 17:35) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>As SCX are the Spanish Scalextric, or were. Why cannot Hornby produce to this standard?
Not sure which Hornby model you're comparing to but the recent Scalextric models I've bought have been of an exceptionally high standard, the detail and tampo printing are excellent, better IMO than SCX. Each to their own I guess.
 

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QUOTE (DJ @ 7 Nov 2011, 18:40) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Not sure which Hornby model you're comparing to but the recent Scalextric models I've bought have been of an exceptionally high standard, the detail and tampo printing are excellent, better IMO than SCX. Each to their own I guess.

I look at SCX and say t myself. LETS Race.
I look at Hornby and say to myself. Leave it on the shelf, it might break.
The early Hornby's I like, sturdy, strong, the new ones just seem so fragile.
 

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That is sooo freakin sexy !!!!!

Knowing SCX's great relationship with Citreon, a DS3 would be a big chance to be on next years list.

Good thing about the Fiesta is there are so many liveries already available in WRC and IRC.
 

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Doing a bit of research, the recent SCX MGA came with an RK41 (2wd) so the RK91 must be the double shaft version - this is not a comparable motor (ie significantly slower) to the RX91's let alone the B variants found in most other group B and WRC SCX offerings.

Apparently the RK are a couple of mm shorter so you won't even be able to make a direct motor swap

Matt
 

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QUOTE (DJ @ 7 Nov 2011, 17:40) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>the recent Scalextric models I've bought have been of an exceptionally high standard, the detail and tampo printing are excellent, better IMO than SCX.
I agree completely.
I looked at those photos and thought I'd rather see a Scalextric version.
 

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QUOTE (StuBeeDoo @ 7 Nov 2011, 20:27) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I had sort of assumed that WRC had gone to the dark side and become FWD only. As this car is 4WD, I'll have to re-think my "up to 2010 and nothing newer" strategy for my rally car collection.
Nope. Current WRC cars are 1.6L, transverse mounted, turbo charged motors with AWD, no active diffs (I don't think there's even a center diff, but I'm not 100% sure of that), and 6-speed sequential gearboxes. Current S2000 cars are pretty much the same but with a 2.0L naturally aspirated engine, and these are what you see in the S-WRC and IRC. R4 is a new class being developed in an attempt to bring the GrpN (STi and Evo) cars closer in performance to the S2000 cars. The WRC cars are still supposed to be the pinnacle of the sport. Bringing them down to 1.6L seems to be appealing to more manufacturers as we can see with Mini joining in this year (and doing quite well) and VW busily developing a car to use in a couple of years.

I'm really hoping that R4 will take off in a big way. It'd be nice to see the Subarus mixing it up again.
 

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Struggling to see how Scalextric could make a nicer looking Fezz than this one, particularly the drivers. Besides, Scaley would fit an FF motor, full depth interior and tyres made out of MDF!

Looking forward to having a go and seeing what the new motor's like. If it is a bit down on the previous models I wouldn't worry too much - after all, WRC has gone from high-tech 2.0 to low(er)-tech 1.6.

The only problem might be what to run it against, as I think Ninco is in pole position to make the Citroen DS3, which means a mad motor and it will probably be wider than it is long! Have to assume that Scalextric will produce the MINI, so it will be hard to make a level playing field in stock form - although I hope I'm wrong about that!

Equally I hope that in the 1:1 world, the new generation WRC will add a few more manufacturers. Peugeot, Citroen and MINI all share the same engine, but although a Peugeot return to rallying is at best unlikely that same unit that will be fitted to the new 'baby' SAAB as and when they get enough kronor together to build it - and the guy who bought SAAB wants to go rallying.

Five manufacturers (Citroen, MINI, SAAB, Ford and VW), would be good - and make lots of lov-er-ly slot cars too!
 

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QUOTE (JEXY1 @ 9 Nov 2011, 21:45) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>There is also rumors of WRC and IRC combining anytime soon.
Really ? That would make an annual schedule almost as busy as F1 has become. I kind of like having the IRC as it has picked up some old favourites that the WRC seems to have dropped, such as Monte Carlo and Cyprus, while giving the teams a bit more flexibility in finding a way to get to the end of the event, for example, not forcing them to stick with a control tyre that is woefully inadequate for the surface.

Stuart.
 
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