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I was bored so I did a Top Gear power lap type thing with my fleet of Ebay Specials, SCX less than £20ers and 1990s Scalextric junkers. 10 laps each. Fastest lap recorded.

My findings were as follows.
• Impact resistant Scalextric Audi TTs were the fastest but the dullest.
• All three SCX DTM cars recorded exactly the same time yet have different handling characteristics.
• The Scalextric NASCARs were generally slower than the SCX ones.
• The fastest feeling SCX NASCAR was actually the slowest SCX NASCAR.
• The SCX McClaren was suffering from some sort of intermittent power loss.
• The never used Scalextric Fiestas were great fun and will be getting a run out in the future.
• The Scalectric Escorts were comically ****e. I'm sure that the "Pilot" one could actually fall over whilst stationary.
• When a grown man is left alone in a house full of toys he will revert to being 10 years old


Make - Model - Lap time (s)

Scalextric - Audi TT - Red - 6.1
Scalextric - Audi TT - Blue - 6.3
SCX - NASCAR # 3 - 6.6
SCX - Williams (Nico) - 6.6
SCX - NASCAR # 20 - 6.7
SCX - DTM Merc - Orange - 7.0
SCX - DTM Merc - Silver - 7.0
SCX - DTM Vectra - 7.0
Scalextric - NASCAR - Black - 7.2
SCX - NASCAR # 29 - 7.3
Scalextric - NASCAR - Silver - 7.4
SCX - McClaren (Kimi) - 7.5
Scalextric - Fiesta - Red - 8.5
Scalextric - Fiesta - Blue - 8.6
Scalextric - BMW - 8.6
Scalextric - Alfa - 8.9
Scalextric - Escort - Panasonic - 9.4
Scalextric - Escort - Pilot - 10.0

 

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Nice testing, a bit surprised about the outcome for the Scaley Escorts (mine are pure rockets) but about that "grown man left alone in the house" ???? seems to me the man had some lovely curly company. She didn't help?
 

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QUOTE (Harry_the_Spider @ 16 Apr 2012, 19:23) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The Scalectric Escorts were comically ****e. I'm sure that the "Pilot" one could actually fall over whilst stationary.
"Comically ****e" sums them up perfectly, but you might be surprised to know that worse are available; try Scalextric's Ford Sierra RS Cosworths, which forgo the comical and are just ****e. Rapid ****e, I grant you, but ****e none-the-less.
 
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