16 November 2012
Only 999 available from Scalextric website or the Hornby Visitor Centre ...
Scalextric has just released a limited edition Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, which is only available from the Scalextric website or by visiting the Hornby Visitor Centre in Margate. Limited to just 999, the model costs £39.99 and comes with two tickets for the Centre and those who buy it in person with be offered the lowest available limited edition number.
The model captures the stunning good looks of the SLR McLaren with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail around the front grille, wheels and its overall body shape. The car features 'Magnatraction' front and rear lights, along with easy change pick-ups.
The Mercedes-Benz can be converted from a standard Scalextric car to work on digital Scalextric layouts using an in-car microprocessor model. However, the conversion does require some hobbyist skills, some tools and a soldering iron - so you have been warned.
As for the real thing, the carbon fibre grand tourismo body design and the classical styling elements from the legendary SLR racing cars of the 1950s are blended with the sophisticated design of both the latest Mercedes-Benz passenger car models and the Silver Arrows race cars.
With its high performance 5.5 litre V8 supercharged engine, this dynamic machine can accelerate to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds, reach 180 mph in just 28.8 seconds and go on to a top speed of 207mph. Taking much of its aerodynamic design and cutting edge technology from Formula One, the SLR is one of the fastest road going sports cars.