Saturday, 15 August 2009

NEWS: Scalex McLaren F1 LE

Scalextric Lewis Hamilton 2008 World Champion
C3025A Limited Edition Release

Scalextric are going to be releasing a boxed limited edition Vodafone McLaren Mercedes to celebrate Lewis Hamilton's 2008 F1 World Championship.

I'm not a big Lewis Hamilton fan but I do like the look of this limited edition release, the McLaren livery is stunning on the track. It's nice to see Scalextric decaling/painting a F1 drivers helmet for a change, something I think all Scalextric models should have. I'm sure Scalextric will be thinking of releasing a series of these for each F1 world champion.

From Scalextric: 'This Scalextric model is not fitted with a standard motor but a higher performance 20,000 rpm motor and a hardened rear axle to ensure smoother running.'


  • High performance motor,
  • Race helmet decoration
  • Hardened rear axle
  • Brass bearings
  • Quick change guide braid plate.
  • Magnatraction
  • Etched metal ‘Limited Edition’ plate
  • Limited Edition numbered ID card
  • Digital DPR chassis


  • Motor: Mabuchi SP: 20k rpm
  • Gear ratio: 9:27
  • Chassis: Rear Mounted In-line Motor; Rear 2 wheel drive
  • Magnet: Rectangular 2.5 mm
  • Overall length: 150 mm
  • Wheelbase: 99mm
  • Axle/Hub width: 55 mm Front; 58 mm Rear
  • Tyre diameter/width: 21(ext), 12(int) x 11 mm Front; 21(ext), 12(int) x 12 mm Rear
  • Weight: Car 62 gm

From what I've been reading this release isn't being very well received by slotters, perhaps a sign of the economic climate? I haven't seen what this LE will retail for but I think the concept Scalextic are promoting here is great. I for one will definitely be getting one and hope more will be released in the future.

You can read more on the Scalextric Website Here


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