Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Red Bull takes a SEAT

The latest Scalextric release is the Seat Leon WTCC (product# C2704).
Race 9 of the 2006 World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) fell to race victor Jordi Gené for SEAT Sport. Gené had a great start from the front row. On lap 6 Gené was clearly closing on the lead man and reduced the gap to just 0.198 of a second over the following three laps. The Spaniard didn't let the opportunity go to waste; squeezing through to take the win at the Curitiba circuit in Brazil.
Race picture: The Scalextric car is based on this car. Shown here are team mates Muller and Thompson in identically liveried cars.

The Scalextric model:
The Scalextric model replicates the car driven by Jordi Gene at the first race of the WTCC season held at Monza, Italy. The Scalextric livery is exact in almost every respect and displays just how good a Scalextric livery is compared to our competitors. The quality of livery painting and sponsor graphics is of the highest order. Hornby Scalextric is the only manufacturer to offer the more desirable current livery of the 2006 WTCC season car.
The Monza 2006 livery shows the correct Telefonica, Betandwin and ADVAN sponsorship graphics of the
2006 WTCC car.

Magnatraction with two magnet positions for driver choice.
Front and rear lights.
Quick-change braid plate.
Flexible, durable roof aerial.
Digital-ready underpan.
Full driver interior.
Exhaust detail.

Dimensions & Configuration
Car: Overall length 135 mm, Wheelbase 83 mm, Weight 90 gm
Rear: Axle width 57 mm, Tyre diameter 22 mm, Width 8 mm
Front: Axle width 57 mm, Tyre diameter 22 mm, Width 8 mm
Magnet: Rectangular 2.5 mm, Gear ratio 11:36
Motor: Sidewinder Rear Mounted
Rear 2 wheel drive
Mabuchi SP=18k rpm

Slot car image provided by SEAT racing image provided by (c)Sutton Motorsport Images/Red Bull Photofiles used with permission. No reuse without permission from Red Bull Photofiles.

Dave K
Publisher, Slot Car News

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