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Project Build Audi Non DPR Chip

My love with Carrera 1/43 cars is huge, these little cars pack some punch on a big track.  To take my love to the next level with these cars I’m going to try a project build.  Putting in a Scalextric non dpr chip to make one of these cars digital would be awesome.

There’s not a lot of space inside of these small cars.  I’m really concerned with the chip getting a little hot in such a small space.  Since these cars are on the low end of the cost scale this project build is worth the risk.  The car price is about $20 + another $20 for a chip if it works I’m still below the price of a digital 1/32 car with a chip installed.

Audi project build part 2

BMW DTM 1/43

Enzo Ferrari Made It Home

Enzo Ferrari is a luxurious sports car with performance power.  Based off of the founder of Ferrari I couldn’t wait to find one of these cars.  It took me over 3 months of waiting before I found this car for about $29.

I tested the car today and it runs pretty well.  It’s not the smoothest driving car that I have but it’s okay.  For a Carrera I expected it to be really smooth but it’s a little sluggish compared to newer Carrera cars.  This car isn’t a contender that you take to race your buddies.

What I love most about Ferrari’s are how the engines show through the back window.  This car is no different, according to wikipedia the Enzo has some serious power.

Engine‎: ‎6.0 L Tipo F140 B V12
Curb weight‎: ‎1,480 kg (3,260 lb)
Production‎: ‎2002–2004; (400 produced)
Transmission‎: ‎6-speed semi-automatic
Enzo Ferrari Back
Enzo Front
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Netflix Formula 1 Good Show

If you’ve wondered how F1 racing teams work; this is the show for you. The show follows a couple of teams and drivers throughout the season. It gives a deep look into the struggles both the team and drivers experience.

It’s interesting because it helps you understand why certain teams are always winning verses other teams. There is a lot of money being spent on cars to get them to perform.

Give it a watch and let me know what you think.

Nissan 350z or 370z Rough Ride

This Autoart Nissan I picked up in a combined auction. It’s a rough ride for sure but it’s a fun little car. This car has hardly any traction once the power is sent to the back wheels.

Autoart cars capture the true beauty of the real thing. This Nissan the motor is in the front and it has an axle supplying the power to the back. You can see the details of the seat and dashboard.

It comes with front and rear lights.

Nissan 350z front lights

Autoart Bugatti Veyron

Autoart slot cars on ebay

Luxury Driving Aston Martin

Luxury feel describes the Scalextric Aston Martin. It’s not a racing machine but a car which will show the highest level of slot car manufacturing.

Driving this car is fairly quiet and it handles elegantly. The magnet positioning is very adequate thus helping it easily stay on the track.

Luxury has been pushed to the highest level; working lights in both the front and rear. It has the ability to take a DPR chip converting it to digital.

Scalextric AMG Mercedes

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Scalextric AMG Mercedes

Scalextric AMG is built on a platform that allows for high performance. Sitting low to the ground is an advantage for this car. In true Scalextric fashion the ride is absolutely smooth.

The working front and rear lights add to the realism. A new car would include a wing, thus helping with the down force. This was a used buy that I found on ebay that the wing had broken off. Without the wing this car likes to break the backend loose on turns.

DPR capability is standard option with this car. You can purchase the DPR chip on Scalextric.com or on Amazon.

Solarbeam Mercedes AMG

Solarbeam is one of my favorite little cars to play with. This little car is zippy, and gets to speed pretty quick. In addition this little car can be hard to handle on corners. That’s truly one of things that makes this car fun. It will test your driving abilities to see if you have enough skill to push the boundaries.

The back end of the Solarbeam likes to come off the track. I don’t know if that’s due to magnet position or this little car is just too fast.

I call this car zippy because when you give it power it makes a zip noise.

Haribo AMG GT3