Monday, 29 June 2009

NEWS: Scalex Jaguar XKR GT3

Scalextric Jaguar XKR GT3
New Model Released

This from Scalextric, "Jaguar XKR GT3 Apex Racing Team - This Digital Plug Ready (DPR) car can be converted for use with the Scalextric Digital range in under sixty seconds using the C8515 Digital Plug. This superbly detailed car features working lights front and rear, adjustable Magnatraction™ positions and easy change pick-ups."


  • Motor: Mabuchi SP 18k rpm
  • Gear ratio: 11:36
  • Chassis: Rear Mounted Motor, Sidewinder, 2 wheel drive
  • Magnet: Rectangular 2.5 mm
  • Down-force: 278 gm
  • Overall length 147 mm
  • Wheelbase: 85 mm
  • Axle/Hub width: 56 mm Front, 57 mm Rear
  • Tire diameter: 21(ext), 15(int), 8 mm Front, 22(ext), 15(int), 10 mm Rear
  • Weights: Car 93 gm, Case 156gm

The new Jaguar XKR looks very impressive but then I'm a huge fan of the street car, you can really see the Aston Martin DNA in the cat's lines. I had to have at least one of the Scalextric Jaguar XKRS Trans Am slots when they were released as they are very impressive to the eye. The only thing missing from the XKRS was working head and tail lights, of course the 1:1 car has no lights. Still, one of the really nice extras you get with a Scalextric slot is the lights so I'm really looking forward to getting a Jag with lights.

Detail looks fantastic, (especially the rear) livery is impressive and it looks like it will come with a rubber aerial too. Looks like this one will be popular.

You can read more about the new Jaguar on the Scalextric Website Here


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