I have over 100 1/32 slot cars (many kinds), and a good sized Carrera track, but my only Lotus models are a Scalextric Lotus 49 1967 F1 (Jim Clark #5) and a Slot Indy (Ostorero) 1965 Lotus Type 38 (Jim Clark #82). About half my cars are "runners" and the other half are shelf queens (like the Ostorero Lotus, a gorgeous hand-built model). The Scaley Lotus is light, quick, and twitchy, a bit like what I imagine the real thing is like. That's one of the great things about this hobby, all of the models have their own handling characteristics, many of which are pretty well in line with the 1:1 versions. One of my favorite examples is a Fly Porsche 934; with it's rear-engine layout (the electric motor is behind the rear axle) and hopped-up parts that I've added, it's an over-steering handful that's very fast when driven well (much like the real thing). You can tune the cars' handling with replacement tires, wheels, motors, gears, weights, magnets, etc etc, which is good bit of the fun.
I hadn't seen those Ninco's yet, Ninco's generally aren't my favorite, but I'll have to get one of those GT3's. Hopefully they'll come out with a "Lightning" version with their ProRace parts installed.
'08 Arctic Silver Exige S240
Last edited by AustinP; 02-09-2009 at 07:28 AM.