Carrera unveiled its new lines of slot car models and happens to precisely time their latest model because it’s the Aston Martin’s arch rival - the Chevrolet Corvette C6R.
GT cars have been getting lots of attention nowadays much so emphasized with the release of the Martin DBR9 from both SCX and Scalextric.
With much effort, I almost didn’t take out this nice model out of its box. Not just because I long to keep there to avoid any untoward damage done to it but also the screw was firmly attached to the base. It was extremely fastened done up so tight that pliers are must have to get it undone. If it wasn’t for a raised plinth in thei boxes, there would be risk of warping the chassis.
The body of Carrera’s Chevrolet Corvette C6R looks great, detail-oriented and crisp molding. New models of Carrera are manufactured with less thicker materials thus the Corvette is not so heavy than its predecessors.
Its design is covered with painting and tampo-printing rendering a clear and flaw-free appearance. There is a good deal of protection on its paintings as there also shows good coat of clear lacquer to guard from anything that might scratch it.
Minor moldings of detail parts generally look sleek. The fit and finish is of good quality including a plastic mesh front grill and photo etched rear grill. You should expect it to be almost perfect partly because of its mirrors that look chunky and disproportionate. Its side indicators should have been a “real” or proper lens as opposed to its painted finish.
Fit and finish of the detail parts is also generally good, including a plastic mesh front grill and photo-etched rear grill. Carrera instead focused their efforts into some other parts of the car such as the “glass” parts found in the side windows that comes equipped with cooling vents made complete with pipe work.
Perhaps the important parts are a nice sturdy chassis, solid axles with front and rear brass bearings, standard Mabuchi type motor with 9:27 plastic gearing.
Expect to see Carrera fit front and rear lights and a reversing switch. Four screws hold body and chassis together. The chassis is a typical, strong, and heavy chassis. You can easily adjust the down-force using the supplied shim. Carrera fit two magnet that acts as a sliding magnet in the center of the car and a bar magnet under the rear axle.
When you look in its interior, it has moderate details to please most people. The driver figure looks realistic enough. You can notice minor details found commonly in race cars such as the roll cage, extinguisher and a smattering of painted details.
Let’s move on to the general overview of its strengths. Carrera’s Chevrolet Corvette C6R does make a nicely produced model. It can fare well or better when parked beside SCX and Scalextric rivals.
That’s how my first meeting with Chevrolet went. How do you find your own new set of Carrera slot car? Let’s hear what you like and not really like about them by posting comments below.