- Scalextric Cars
Race around your slot car track with a garage of Scalextric cars bought from this OnBuy category! In this virtual showroom you can see Scalextric cars based on top racing and sports cars from the last fifty years, plus road cars and the most famous fictional vehicles from film and television!
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About Scalextric Cars
One of the first slot car racing brands, Scalextric cars and their distinctive circular slots covered by a pair of electrical pick-up brushes are by far the most popular brand of this miniature bedroom racing hobby. Read on to find out why.
The Scalextric cars garage
Thanks to their success, Scalextric have been able to partner with leading car firms to produce accurately licenced Scalextric cars from throughout the piston age. You can choose a great many iconic wheels from decades past, including the E-type Jaguar, the Ford Mustang and the Mercury Cougar.
Because Scalextric fans young and old love to race their slot cars, it makes sense that Scalextric would dedicate most of their efforts towards producing brilliant reproductions of racing cars. Here you can find a brilliant assortment of Formula One Scalextric cars, each one bearing accurate colour schemes and advertising decals of famous drivers’ vehicles from all periods of the sport’s history. You can also pick up Scalextric cars from other legendary races, such as the Ford GT40, which beat Ferrari’s four-year domination of the Le Mans endurance race in 1966.
Although Scalextric focuses on fast machines, you’ll find Scalextric cars modeled on more modest vehicles too. Examples of these cars include the VW camper van and Austin Mini Cooper. These realistic racers are built with the same level of dedication as their faster siblings, so you won’t have to worry about being outpaced on the slot track when you drive them.
We go now from the ordinary to the fictional, as you’ll also find Scalextric cars based on vehicles from both the silver screen. In our virtual Scalextric shop you can pick up vehicles like the time-travelling DMC Delorean from the Back to the Future franchise, and a litany of gadget packed Bond cars faithfully reproduced from Q-branch schematics!
Analogue versus digital
No, we haven’t moved on to music, we’re still talking about Scalextric cars! In 2004, Scalextric introduced their Scalextric Sport Digital line of cars. Rather than using electrical amplitude to control the speed of these cars, the scalextric engineers put a microchip inside them that allows a greater amount of control.
With a digital Scalextric track drivers can race up to four cars at once, and even change slots at special points. Make sure you know the difference between the two varieties of Scalextric cars, as although the digital cars will work on any track, traditional analogue controlled cars won’t work on digital tracks.