Two impressive new sets, tools for four iconic cars and a raft of new racing models mean there is something for everyone in Scalextric’s new spring 2024 range.
The 1989 Batmobile, one of the most famous on-screen cars of all time, is now available in accurate 1:32 scale alongside another icon of the 80s, the Volkswagen Golf GTI MK1. Available as a Scalextric car for the first time, the MK1 is lauded for bringing fun yet affordable motoring to the masses.
The Ford Anglia 105E – Broadspeed was the car in which Englishman John Fitzpatrick secured his place on the world racing stage by winning the 1966 British Saloon Car Championship. The Broadspeed is joined by a host of other racing greats, such as the Jaguar XJS – 1986 Bathurst 1000, which saw John Goss and Bob Muir team up in this powerful class C Jaguar XJS for the Toohey’s 1000, one of the most famous races in Australia. The car features a largely white livery broken only by the blue cheat line and mirror text. The new Lotus 79 – Mario Andretti – 1978 World Champion Edition is based on the groundbreaking Lotus 79 that took Mario to the 1978 World Championship, the last for Lotus in F1. With special green packaging, this is expected to be a collector’s item. The Mercedes AMG GT3 – RAM Racing – D2 immortalises the exceptional retro livery that saw RAM racing take this AMG GT3 to a strong result in the 2022 Dubai 24hrs, and the new Ford Escort WRC – Monte Carlo 1998 model is a perfect replica of the car Juha Kankkunen drove to second place on the 1998 Monte Carlo rally – available with real 4wheel drive
One of the most iconic cars of all time, the Checker Taxicab is as much a part of New York as the Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building. Also star of TV and film, the Checker Taxicab is a piece of automotive history that is joined by other automotive icons such as the Land Rover Series 1 in Poppy Red, first introduced with the Derbyshire Fire Service in 1949, the Ford GT40 – BOAC 500 1968 – Drury / Holland, one of the most stunning GT40s of the period with its gold over black colour scheme, and the Volkswagen Beetle – Blue 66, which took part in the in American Historic Trans AM series.
New Scalextric sets for spring 2024 include the Puma Rally1 Hot Laps. This unique set, developed in collaboration with M-Sport, brings the high-octane twists and turns of the FIA World Rally to any home. It features two of the most striking and recognisable cars of the current rally era, brought to life with the introduction of Hot Laps technology. The Williams F1 race set, meanwhile, lets players race as Alex Albon in the standard livery, or as Logan Sargent in the Gulf livery, in this great value set.
Other new additions include the Pagani Huayra BC Roadster – Grigio Montecarlo, the Brabham BT46 – Nikki Lauda Italian GP 1978, the Lamborghini Countach – Green, and the 330 P4 – Green – David Piper.
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