Model Number : 13571
Category : Slot racing
Scale : 1:32 Slot racing
Make : JAGUAR
Weight in kg : 0.5 kg
Availability : Available within USA & Canada
This 1:32 scale slot car is a replica of the race car driven by Hawthorne & Bueb #6 at the world’s most prestigious endurance racing event in 1955.
This 1:32 scale slot car is a replica of the race car driven by Hawthorne & Bueb #18 at the world’s most prestigious endurance racing event in 1953.
The first track test was on a small Carrera track. The braids needed a downward tweak to make good contact with the rails, but that's not unusual for any car The Jag’s are quiet and smooth and feels easy to drive. Acceleration is quite gentle, and the strong magnet gives it good traction. They are fast, but you need a long straight to find out! Braking is fairly good, though it's mainly the magnet that slows the car down. The Jag’s magnet is relatively narrow so high speed cornering can cause the car to drift( understatement), moving the magnet away from the track rails, causing the car to (let’s say always for me ) spin and roll over.
The slot car itself looks so good, it would be a shame to race it. Tires, wheels, and vehicle stance are a great place to start.
The new Jaguar D-Type slot car comes with rear wheel drive, magnetic traction, and working headlights.
The body is clean and sharp with no molding flaws or lines. Every panel line and detail is crisply defined, and the lights, windscreens etc fit perfectly. The bonnet houses the engine,which appears to be held down with chrome latches. It's nicely done and very effective - I almost expected it to open to reveal the engine underneath!