Sunday, 1 November 2009

NEWS: Porsche RS Spyder

Scalextric C3015 Porsche RS Spyder
VM Motorsport

Just released as part of Scalextric's ever increasing and impressive LMP range is the new VM Motorsport Porsche RS Spyder.

From Scalextric: "24 hours of Le Mans with the Merksteijn Porsche LMP2 car. Twenty years after Jan Lammers's victory and 37 and 32 years after Gijs van Lennep's achievements in 1971 and 1976 respectively, the team Van Merksteijn Motorsport has written a new chapter in Dutch motor racing history by becoming the first-ever Dutch team to score a class victory with a prototype in the Le Mans 24 Hours. In the 76th running of the endurance classic at the 13.629 kilometres long circuit, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Peter van Merksteijn and Jos Verstappen took their Porsche RS Spyder to victory in the LMP2 category in front of 258,500 spectators. For Porsche, this success was historic, too: ten years after the brand's last overall Le Mans win with the 911 GT1, the Le Mans debut of the Porsche RS Spyder now ended with a commanding class win thanks to the Dutch team."

The Scalextric Porsche RS Spyder is an impressive slot on the track and detail levels and finish are what we have come to expect from Scalextric. The MV Motorsport livery has to be the most impressive RS Spyder livery released to date, I just wish Scalextric would fix the rear wheel/body clearance issue and this slot would be perfect.


  • Motor: Mabuchi SP 18k rpm
  • Gear ratio: 9:27
  • Chassis: Rear Mounted In-line Motor Rear 2 wheel drive
  • Magnet: Rectangular 2.5 mm;
  • Down-force: 278 gm
  • Overall length: 147 mm
  • Wheelbase: 91 mm
  • Axle/Hub width 64 mm Front; 64 mm Rear
  • Tyre diameter/width: 20(ext), 11(int) x 9 mm Front; 21(ext), 11(int) x 11 mm Rear
  • Weights: Car 82 gm; Case 156gm

You can read more on the Scalextric Website Here


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