Sunday, 23 August 2009

NEWS: Lotus Type 49

Scalextric C3031 Lotus Type 49
#7 Graham Hill 1967

Scalextric are set to release yet another classic F1, the Lotus Type 49 1967 driven by Graham Hill at French Grand Prix on the Le Mans-Bugatti circuit. A completely stunning slot car which is bound to be very popular with classic and non classic collectors/drivers alike.

A little history from Scalextric: 'Going into the 1967 French Grand Prix on the Le Mans-Bugatti circuit, Graham Hill was looking to capitalise on his pole position from qualifying along side the cars of Jack Brabham and Dan Gurney.

Alas, after 14 laps of the shorter Le Mans circuit Hill retired the car with crown wheel and pinion failure.'


  • Motor: Mabuchi FF 18k rpm
  • Gear ratio: 9:27
  • Chassis: Rear Mounted In-line Motor; Rear 2 wheel drive
  • Magnet: Round 2.5 mm
  • Downforce 235 gm
  • Overall length: 130 mm
  • Wheelbase: 75 mm
  • Axle/Hub width: 56 mm Front; 60 mm Rear
  • Tyre diameter/width: 19(ext), 12(int) x 8 mm Front; 20(ext), 12(int) x 11 mm Rear
  • Weight: Car 51 gm

You can read more on the Scalextric Website Here


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