Monday, 3 January 2011

NEWS: Scalextric 2011 Range

Scalextric's 2011 Range

Well it's that time of the year again when we all wait with great anticipation to see exactly what our favourite manufactures will be releasing in the new year. Scalextric has released some details on what we can expect but if you're expecting heaps of images (like last year) then you're going to be a little disappointed.

What you wont be disappointed in is that Scalextric has announced that they will be releasing the Bugatti Veyron in both 'Super Resistant' and 'High Detail' models - AWESOME!!!

This from Scalextric; "Flamboyant, exotic and intense; the Hypercar achieves the highest possible performance for the next generation of supercars. Only a small number of vehicles around the world qualify for elite Hypercar status. VIPs include the quickest road-legal car ever, the 267mph Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4, and the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 5.4L supercharged V8. Scalextric "Hypercars" pairs the heavyweights from this exclusive sector; reflecting the curious combination of explosive, raw power and sublime, flawless beauty."

Scalextric will also be releasing the McLaren MP4-12C in 'Super Resistant' and 'High Detail' slot models. I'm really looking forward to the high detailed release, here's hoping Scalextric get this one spot on.

Also from Scalextric; "Scalextric have teamed up with McLaren to release a very special Limited Edition product; with car decorations designed exclusively by Formula One Champions Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button. The distinctive race helmets of Jenson and Lewis are highly decorated and the rear registration plates denote each driver name. Scalextric and McLaren. Committed to innovation."

A few small model photos (below) that Scalextric have released show us another exciting model, the F1 Mercedes GP Petronas.

"Mercedes returned to Formula One for the 2010 season as a team in its own right, taking over from the 2009 World Champions, Brawn GP. The 2010 return of Mercedes to Formula One was greeted with a wealth of excitement and with the announcement that racing legend, Michael Schumacher, had signed to drive for the team on his sensational return to Formula One, the stage was set for an incredible 2010 season. The Scalextric Limited Edition model is fitted with a high performance 20,000rpm motor, hardened rear axles and enhanced decoration detail to the drivers' helmet."

Some other completely new Scalextric models include;

  • Bugatti Veyron (C3173 Super Resistant, C3199 High Detail)
  • McLaren MP4-12C (C3157 Super Resistant, C3200 High Detail)
  • Ford Fiesta RS WRC (C3183 Super Resistant, C3202 High Detail)
  • MG MGB (C3143)
  • VW Beetle (C3204)
  • Chevrolet Corvette C6R GT2 (C3185 Super Resistant, C3189 High Detail)
  • Ford RS200 (C3156)
  • Mercedes GP Petronas (C3146, C3147, C3167, C3168)

You can read more on the Scalextric Website Here


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