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January 28, 2013

Slot.it Porsche 911 GT1 EVO98

by Mark Savage

Detail, performance mark new Porsche as a winner

Slot car racers who prefer to run something different and value fine body detail, along with performance will love this crisp white Porsche 911 GT1 EVO98 from Slot.it.slotit1

Slot.it is known for its strong lineup of LeMans and GT racers and this one is from the 1998 Oschersleben 500, the opening round of the FIA GT Championship season, in Germany. This white and red beauty run by the Zakspeed team finished fourth overall with German drivers Alexander Grau and Andreas Scheld at the wheel.

The car was all new in 1998 to take on the likes of the uber successful Mercedes-Benz CLK GTRs on their better Bridgestone tires. Zakspeed was running less competitive Pirelli tires that season. But none of that will matter with the Slot.it version.

Like Slot-it’s other racers of this genre, it features an offset Anglewinder motor with 200gcm of torque at 12 volts, plus a superior magnet for good road-holding ability. Slot.it cars are well made, finely detailed and run well, right out of the box. While this is an analog car, it is SSD chip compatible so can be made to run on Scalextric Digital tracks.

This one looks great with red striping on the roof down the rear cowl and with a bold black wing with Porsche emblazoned across in white. Decaling is precise as are the mirrors, lights, gas caps and gold wheels along with labeled Pirelli PZero tires.

I own several Slot.it cars now and this one is equally as competitive as my others. But if you race seriously (and who doesn’t, really), you’ll want silicone tires and an extra magnet under the car to keep it locked down on the track.

It’s hard not to love the looks of this Porsche, and it’s not one of the most famous to ever hit the European circuits, so hasn’t been overdone by the slot car manufacturers.

This one’s a winner!

FAST Stats: 1998 Porsche 911 GT1 EVO98

Maker: Slot.it

Scale: 1:32

Stock No.: CA23a

MSRP: $64.95

Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

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