Scalextric racing sets go Digital

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That classic kids’ (and adults’) toy Scalextric has had a makeover with the new Scalextric Digital range, which uses digital technology to allow four cars to race at any one time, as well as lane changing, overtaking and pitstops.

The aim is to offer "a more exhilarating and life-like racing experience". Up to four cars can now move into the inner or outer lanes at the touch of a button on the hand throttles to take them past their track rivals. And just like the real thing, cars can now use blocking tactics to slow other cars down by switching lanes. There’s also a new brake button on the top of the hand throttle which gives an added advantage at the start line and improved control around corners.

The ‘Digital Ignition’ entry set features two Nissan 350Z cars and over four metres of track. Or you can go for the ‘A1 Grand Prix Digital’ with Team GB and Team France A1 GP cars and over six metres of track or the ‘Triple Rivals’ with seven metres of track, plus the Maserati MC12, Porsche 911 GT3R and Dodge Viper Competition Coupe. And being Scalextric, you can add new bits when you like, not to mention additional cars such as the Aston Martin DBR9, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren and the F1 World Championship winning Fernando Alonso Renault F1 car.      

Sets are available now, with prices ranging from £125 to £200.

Scalextric website

Dave Walker