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Hi all!

As a newbie in the great world of slot cars I would like to know your opinions on this.

I'm racing with Ninco BMW M3's (I actually have four) with my friends. They are easy to handle and very fun to drive.
Now I got a Slot.it Audi R8C wich is a fantastic car. I would like to buy some cars of that caliber (since it would be nice to see different cars on the track).

The Porsche 956 also form Slot.i would be an idea but what a about cars from other brands?

I'm considering the Scalextric MG Lola Knighthawk, wich from what I've read should be quite good and the Ninco BMW V12 LMR ART CAR.

Wich one do you think will match the Audi?

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If you are running without the magnet (which I strongly suggest you do, to get the full potential out of the car) then the 956 is a good idea. Also try any one of the 4 Fly Racer cars; Porsche GT1 '98, Saleen, Lola B98 and Ford Capri. They will be great companions to your Audi. They also need very little tuning to run very well out-of-the-box.

If you are running with magnets, then the Fly Lola B98 (standard version), Fly Porsche GT1 '98 (Racer with magnet), and the new Fly Viper will be competitive. As would the Scalextric Lola that you mentioned.

Hope this helps and happy racing!


McLaren

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The Ninco BMW V12 LMP car Ninco Merc CLK GTR Pro Race non magnet are very good running mates for your slot it & fly racing cars, as I have all of these cars and we race them in our club events.

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I think another good choose could be the spirit dallara, i think will be the great competitor to audi, here in Spain the starting grinds start be full of dallaras (without magnet) but i think that with magnet also will be a wonderfull car, you dont need nothing to make to this car, only take out of the box and run. Greets and sorry for my english.
 

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I'll ditto the Spirit Dallara, but the Spirit race-version Reynard would also be a good choice too. Very similar chassis to the Slot.It - both Spirit's have 26K motors, but the Reynard has hollow axles and set screw aluminum wheels...though on my track it was no advantage.
 

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I have a Pro Slot Toyota GT1 that I have tweaked with an added magnet at the rear and it now runs right with the R8C. Plus they both ran together at LeMans in '99, so they are an even better match.
 

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Thank you all for all the ideas. They're all beautiful cars and will try them out :)

McLaren! My racing is at the moment carpet racing on my 15 meter Ninco track, I've been racing with my mates. Last night I finally found the track layout I like the most and I will start building a permanent track the next couple of months.
I'm a Mac user (and there is no Ninco track layout software for it) and I don't have a PC online, but I will try to show my track as soon as possible.
I've built Phototransistors into the track and I'm using Marios excellent DOS-manager software SlotRace Manager. It works perfect.
When my permanent track is finished I will start a small club for me and my friends so we can race
...since there is no club nearby where I live (wich is strange since it's the second largest city here in Denmark).
I've been a couple of times to Le Mans so thats why I love those cars. My dad used to get his rallycar tuned at Tom Kristensens dads garage so I almost know him and I'm a big fan



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Hi Morton
No one seems to rate the GB track Chevron B19/21. Cannot think why. As once everything is, dare I say, Blueprinted I have found little or nothing is better on a home track.
Have a look at Pendle's site they generally have them at £15.00 on the offers section.
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Hi Morten

I too have a 15-16 meters Ninco track, and I drive my cars magnetless. I don't have yet an Audi, but I have a 956 and as I don't think that there is a big difference between those 2 cars, the Ninco MCLAREN F1 GTR SOK NC5 powered should be a very good choice ... I also have a Ninco BMW V12 LMP NC2 powered, but it is not as fast as the MCLAREN ...


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The Ninco Mclaren is indeed a lovely car , and alot of fun to drive - i've got
both and the Slot.it Audi leaves it eating its dust.
Apart from the other Slot.it cars and the Spirit range (don't own , but tried
and they are fantastic - a must purchase on next payday!) - I can
recommend the Proslot Toyota.

However if you running magnets and don't mind changing the motor
any of the Scalextric cars (Northstars,Lola's etc) will be a good match.

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QUOTE (Da Vols @ 25 Aug 2004, 02:48)I'll ditto the Spirit Dallara, but the Spirit race-version Reynard would also be a good choice too. Very similar chassis to the Slot.It - both Spirit's have 26K motors, but the Reynard has hollow axles and set screw aluminum wheels...though on my track it was no advantage.
lets hope you and alfscx were right , just had a nice yellow Spriit Reynard 2KQ Sport turn up.

First impressions , very nice !! - I love the look it , even more so than livered ones , the wheels are fantastic
, those hollow low profile things just
look the business.

How does it run ? , well i'm at work so all i've verified is that the wheels turn - but I will let you know Monday - and how it stacks up agains a

Slot.it Audi
Scalextric Dallara with Slot.it motor (not run yet in Magnet trim - but faster than
Audi non-mag).
Proslot Porsche GT2
GB Track Chevron
Ninco McLaren GTR (NC5)
and finally my very own Yellow Peril - A Scalextric Porsche GT1 with a Slot.it motor and Slot.it silicon tyres - currently on plexy (magnet) the fastest thing I own.

This will all be in Magnet trim - next wednesday I will get to run it non-mag
on wooden.

Chris
 
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