Personally I love anniversary slot releases and think it's a great way for us, as the customer, to be part of the celebration. I especially like when the manufacture takes the first slot they released and uses it as the special release and this is what Slot.it have done. Given that Slot.it 'Reloaded' the original R8C release you might think they would use the newer moulds but they have used the original R8C mould which is great (note the serial number, 'CA01-10th').
The Audi R8C was my very first Slot.it and I still remember being completely blown away by what an amazing slot car it was on the track - not to mention how bloody good it looked! I'm happy to say I still own my original Slot.it Audi 'Presentation' and still runs like a champion on the track!
Slot.it have chosen to reissue this special model, from the original chassis and bodywork moulds, to celebrate the decennial of its first complete model car, which marked a before and after in slot racing and, through various revisions and evolutions, has been at the forefront for 10 years.
James Weaver said that at a certain point during race, the under- developed R8C had turned into one of the best cars he ever drove. Neither of the two engaged R8C finished the race. In the years which followed, Audi devoted its energies to the open cockpit version of the R8. In turn, the R8C became the design base for the Bentley Exp Speed 8, who won the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2003.'
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