Monday, 1 June 2009

GALLERY: Ferrari 512S

Fly Ferrari 512 S
Le Mans 24hr 1970

The ManicSlot Mini Review


  • The 512 is a very popular classic slot, (collectible slot)
  • Average 'from the box' performance
  • Very high level of detail
  • Stunning deep paint job
  • Average to poor non-magnetic performer


  • Will require significant adjustment to get running well
  • Basic engineering and rubber
  • No front axle, (the 512 has plastic stubs which can cause front wheels to drag)
  • Models tend to be very noisy till well 'run in'


The Fly Ferrari 512 S is hands-down a beautiful looking slot car. Slot cars from the 1970s era of Le Mans are very popular with collectors making the 512 S highly sort after. Despite the performance flaws Fly slot cars can have, there is nothing a little bit of 'tweaking' can't fix - something you'll also find very rewarding.

Get one when you can, you can occasionally pick one up on ebay or from a slot forum for a fair price. There is nothing like seeing one of these on the track doing battle against a Fly Porsche 917K.

On another issue it will be interesting to see if Fly engineering levels and quality control can be improved under their new management and structure.

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