Tuesday, 1 February 2011

GALLERY: Ford FG Falcon

Scalextric Ford FG Falcon
Steve Richards

The ManicSlot Mini Review


  • The Scalextric Ford FG represents strong collectibility especially in Australia
  • Quick change braid system/easy digital conversion system
  • Quality paint and finish levels
  • Solid 'from the box' magnetic performance
  • Solid level of detail


  • No clear windows
  • No front or rear lights


I'm very happy to report that Scalextric have come along way in the detail and performance departments with the new Australian LE V8 Ford releases. Gone are the days where we have to accept a completely sub standard slot car just because Scalextric only produce 1500 units. Scalextric have listened to the feedback and have lowered the body and by doing so not only does the Falcon look more realistic but it's COG is much lower improving performance on the track!

The front and rear wheels are accurately tucked under the body and the ride height has been vastly improved from the older Falcons. The new wheels are also a thousand percent improvement on the old 5 spoke wheels. Does Scalextric need to do more with the V8 Falcon? Hell yes but this release has gone a long way to making the Scalextric offering a slot car worthy of the V8 Supercar name, EXCELLENT work Scalextric!

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