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I apologise if this topic has come up before, but I am a bit confused about the merits of the Scalextric sports range of cars.

Is there a great deal of difference between the standard cars and the "limited edition" cars? What are the differences?

Would a user who doesn't do professional racing and only uses the cars on his tight home classic Scalextric track notice any difference?

I'm considering buying a couple of Gt40s but I'm not sure if I should buy the two pack that is on e-bay for about £30 - £35 or save up and buy a couple of sports versions for £60.


Thanks for your help.
 

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Allan Wakefield
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The only major difference is the box packaging and a Collectors credit card size card. There is also a snall 'sport' plate on the underside rear of each car.

Apart from that the rear bearings are (usually not always) brass as opposed to nylon but you wont notice any difference in performance from this. The motor has a 'sport' wrap round it but is the same motor as the standard cars.

So, no, I would not purchase 'Sport' over standard unless you are into collecting which it sounds like you are not.
 

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Ewan McKen
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As above, every time I have seen it discussed, the consensus is there is no advantage of Sport Cars over standard editions running on the average home track.

I also dont like the Sport Boxes:

If you use the car:
The sport box is not as convenient to keep the car in as the normal plastic case.

If you collect and display:
When the box is closed it is not much to look at.
When the box is open it takes up a lot of space.

Ewan.
 

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QUOTE (Spender @ 16 Jan 2005, 10:36)I apologise if this topic has come up before, but I am a bit confused about the merits of the Scalextric sports range of cars.

Is there a great deal of difference between the standard cars and the "limited edition" cars? What are the differences?

Would a user who doesn't do professional racing and only uses the cars on his tight home classic Scalextric track notice any difference?

I'm considering buying a couple of Gt40s but I'm not sure if I should buy the two pack that is on e-bay for about £30 - £35 or save up and buy a couple of sports versions for £60.


Thanks for your help.
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As this is my first post/reply here I hope this shows up clearly. The sports issues boxes (particularly the GT40 issues - just 5000 of the first five issues) 'flew off the shelves', now it would appear that Hornby are 'doing a FLY' and, presumably, reaping a reward. As an NSCC member I could not condone buying a box on a shelf and then sticking it on Ebay, charging a whole load for 'P&P', but lots have done just that, and made a few quid into the bargain. I have a SPORT GT40 (red) mint boxed that I happen to like looking at, but, make me an offer and we can talk (did I say cut out the Ebay middleman?). I also have a standard model that really does not like my MDF track (few RTR Hornby cars do as it happens), so can not comment on performance on classic track, I have found that SCX and NINCO are easier to race from the box - I am no good at all at modifications, I just oil everything in sight first and superglue drive wheel bearings as necessary.

Hope this helps.
 
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