Carrera's ahead of the pack

by TnP Staff
Published: 16 October 2017, 09:42
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Top slot manufacturer unveils action-packed new line-up for autumn 2017

This autumn, top slot manufacturer Carrera has pulled out all the stops to bring race fans the most exciting licenses and themes for its dynamic collection of sets in 1/32 and large 1/24 scale.

Whether its Ferrari v Mercedes in F1, or Lamborghini v Corvette in GT, a muscle car Police chase, or going to the movies with Disney/Pixar's Cars 3, Carrera has something for everybody in both traditional analogue and hi tech digital format in its Christmas 2017 slot set range.

The Evolution Most Wanted is a police chase through the desert on this 5.3 metre figure of eight featuring a classic Mustang GT and modern day Chevy Camero Sherriff.  These highly detailed and officially licensed cars power around the wide Carrera track at speed with the Police car featuring working red and blue LED roof bar lights.  

Using the central characters from Disney Pixar’s latest blockbuster animation, Lightning McQueen and Dinoco Cruz, Disney Pixar Cars 3 Take Off provides families the opportunity to recreate their own racing excitement in the living room on a 4.5 metre figure of eight.

Using the same popular and traditional 1/32 scale as Evolution, the digital D132 range takes slot racing to the next level. Digitising the track and cars allows for a number of control features such as overtaking, multi-car races and specific tuning for each car and even pit stops! 

Recreating this year’s F1 championship, Night Contest see’s Hamilton v Vettel going wheel to wheel in an epic title battle on a 7.3 metre track.  The officially licensed cars including driver helmet design is the ultimate in slot racing detail and performance as the cars change lanes in a duel to the finish line.

Two of the greatest GT marques go head to head, with the Ferrari 488 GT3 and Porsche GT3 RSR. The elongated 7.3 metre figure of eight provides the perfect track for these GT kings to swap lanes.  LED head, tail and brake lights add to the effect, especially in a dark room.

The beauty of Digital 132 is that up to six cars can race at the same time.  Pure Speed takes advantage of this and pitches three cars, a Corvette C7R, Lamborghini Huracan GT3 and a Ferrari 488 GT3 all together on an 8.0 metre track.   Racing is great fun as the three cars overtake and hold track position lap upon lap.  LED lights add to the effect of these endurance racing champions. 

D124 uses the same digital system as D132 but uses larger 1/24 scale cars and featuring wireless 2.4ghz controllers.
Mercedes takes on German rival Audi in a GT battle in large 1/24 scale.   Expect the same Carrera experience but using larger Cars. This is the perfect track to start a large permanent layout at home.    Race to victory comes with Carrera’s superb Wireless 2.4ghz hand controllers which allows the race to pick their location anywhere around the rapid 8.0 metre track.

As well as the sets, Carrera offers a complete range of track extensions, digital components and accessories, such as lap counters, leaderboards and pit and grandstand building making the possibilities endless.