Sunday, 29 May 2011

NEWS: NSR Porsche 997

NSR Porsche 997 GT3 RSR
'Rene Rast', Veltins MRS Racing

NSR have just released the 'Veltins' MRS racing livery of their Porsche 997 GT3.  Another predominately white livery from NSR but I like the look of the Veltins' sponsorship and being white will make it a highly visual slot on the track.

MRS Racing ran the car in the 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Racing series.

You can read more on the NSR Website Here


NEWS: SCX Peugeot 908 HDi

Peugeot 908 HDi FAP
Team Oreca Matmut, 24hrs LeMans 2010

This from SCX: 'This colourful decoration of the Peugeout 908 HDI FAP was driven by the #4 team Oreca Matmut: Olivier Panis, Nicolas Lapierre and Loic Duval in the 24h Lemans 2010 and scored the fasted lap!

The new Peugeot 908 HDI FAP from SCX® is here to challenge its rival, the all-powerful Audi R10, on the track. This is a car designed to deliver a high top speed, with strikingly aerodynamic lines. Its front end is divided into three parts, with the headlights at the sides and the driver’s cockpit in the middle. Between these sections are two enormous air intakes which, in the real car, serve to cool the diesel engine.'

  • Wheelbase: 93 mm
  • Transmission type: 4×2 direct rear
  • Car length: 144.5 mm
  • Transmission ratio: 9/27=3
  • Wheel track: 62 mm
  • Rear axle dimension: 21 mm
  • Guide type: ARS
  • Screws: 5 (2+2+1)
  • Motor: RX-42B
  • Transmission type: Rear
  • Weight: 83 grams
  • Body car Weight: 19 grams
You can read more on the SCX Website Here


Saturday, 28 May 2011


NSR Mosler MT900R JDK
G&A Racing, 24hrs of Zolder 2008

NSR are about to release a new livery of their ever popular Mosler MT900R.  The black and white JDK looks a little simple to my taste.  However, the predominately white livery would make for a highly visual slot on the track and at the speeds these things go, that's a good thing.

G and A Racing ran the car in the VW Fun Cup 25 Hours, Menzo 24 Hours of Zolder, Francorchampagne Spa-Francorchamps and the FIA GT Championship Zolder in 2008 winning the VW Fun Cup 25 Hours.

You can read more on the NSR Website Here


NEWS: Sideways Dallara

SW11 Dallara DP - Taylor Racing
Daytona 24hrs 2011

This from Racer Slot Cars: 'This model will be available very early in june. Please mind photos are still relevant to a preproduction sample.

We have also been forced to release SW11 cars before long awaited SW10 Riley MkXX AIM Autosport PACIFIC due very difficult tampoprinting setup for that model. SW10 will be therefore available at begiining of july.

At the same time we will also introuduce in price list a new chassis for Dallara DP (stock code - MK01A EVO ) ready to accept new 6 screws Slot.It motor mounts but overall injected in new material which, after testing performed, showed an important increase of handling and performance.

The EVO chassis will be also available for RIley MkXX (stock code MK01 EVO ) at same time of release of SW10.'

I have to admit that I love the look of these cars, they are so ugly that they become beautiful to the eye.  Personal taste aside, what no one will dispute is the AMAZING performance that these cars offer, the Sideways Riley MkXX is the second fastest car to run on my home track in almost 4 years!

You can read more on the Sideways Website Here


NEWS: Aston Martin Zagato

Aston Martin Zagato Concept

From CarGurus Blog: 'What you’re looking at is the Aston Martin V12 Zagato concept, a collaboration between Aston and Italian design firm Zagato. The car previews a model destined to run the 24 Hours of Nürburgring this June.  In the past we’ve accused Aston of doing the same design over and over, which, quite honestly, we don’t have a problem with. This V12 Zagato changes everything. While still amazingly gorgeous, it manages to infuse some weirdness along with bits of a Ferrari FF and even some Nissan GT-R.'

'The gaping front grille contributes to the epic look, and the giant side vents look almost deep enough to reach into and change the air filter.

Underneath that menacing hood lurks a 5.9-liter V12 that channels 510 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels through a 6-speed single-clutch automated gearbox and a carbon driveshaft within a magnesium torque tube.'

You can read more on the Car Gurus Blog Here


Saturday, 21 May 2011

NEWS: Ninco 'Lightning' Releases

Ninco's Upcoming 'Lightning' Releases

Just when things seem a little quite, Ninco comes to the rescue with some damn impressive 'Lightning' slot releases for May.  If you don't already have one of Ninco's Lightning cars in your collection then you don't know what you're missing out on!

Head over to the Ninco Website Here for more information.


SPORT: Spanish F1 2011

With less than 24 hours to go till qualifying for the 2011 Spanish F1 at the Catalunya Circuit, here's a few YouTube videos that might interest the F1 fans out there.  The first is a CG of a lap around the circuit and the second is the highlights real from the 2010 Spanish race.

Go Webber!!!!!


NEWS: Ninco May Releases

Ninco's May 2011 Releases

Just when things seem a little quite, Ninco comes to the rescue with some impressive slot releases for May.  First up is the all new Lamborghini Diablo model release in the Ninco 1 range.  For those of you not familiar with the Ninco 1 range they are similar to the high impact Scalextric range with reduced detail (ie no clear windows or internal detail) and as a result are more cost effective. The new Diablo looks fantastic and I just hope Ninco has plans to release it in the more detailed 'S' range.

The next 2 cars come from Ninco's 'S' range and are both rally cars which should make a lot of slotters happy.  The first is a very impressive dirt effect Ford Focus 'expert' livery from the Rally of Great Britain 2009 (ref # 50577). The Focus comes standard with belt driven 4-wheel drive, NC-5 motor, suspension springs and sprung guide. :)

The second rally car is the always popular Porsche 911S. Unlike the Focus, the Porsche does not come with belt-driven 4-wheel drive but does have suspension springs, NC-5 motor and a sprung guide.

Head over to the Ninco Website Here for more information.