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    Question about the Slot.it Nissan Skyline.
    For the Clubs/Groups that run specific classes, what class have you designated this car to race in? DTM, GT, JTC, open classes, other?
    To me personally it doesn’t meet the standard of a DTM class slot car. Although the 1:1 car competed in a DTM class race, I think it was only one race? Being that it IS set up the same as the other Slot.it DTM’s, would it be beneficial to include it in that class, or go the way of a generic GT class?
    So basically, we are at a crossroads here as to which class to run this car in.
    Before our group officially assigns this car to a class, wanted to get an idea of what others are doing around this 3rd rock.

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  • #2
    We're running DTMs today and these won't be part of the class. I'd say it'd run in a combo JGTCC/GT class against car like the F40, Mclaren F1, Viper, etc.

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    • SlotCat
      SlotCat commented
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      Agreed, the slot car version is not a good level playing field match for most DTMs.

  • #3
    I would personally consider it a GT car from 1990. It would be suitable to race with any car from +/-2 years of that for a GT class... not GT1 or GT2 but GT3.
    Look at Racing Sports Cars to see what other cars might be available to race with it.
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  • #4
    Cars from about that era that have been done as slot cars.
    • Scalextric Ford Sierra (XR4ti to you and me)
    • BMW e30
    • If anyone has the old Ninco NSX maybe that car
    • Slot It F40
    • Spirit BMW M6-that body that Spirit made was produced in real life until 1989.
    • C4 Corvette? The Fly car?
    • Spirit VW Golf?
    • Gen1 Fly Viper?
    • New Scalextric McLaren
    • Toyota Celica (rally versions could be repainted?)
    Last edited by Dave Kennedy; January 17, 2021, 10:10 AM.
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    • SuperSlab
      SuperSlab commented
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      Spirit M6 or 635?

    • Dave Kennedy
      Dave Kennedy commented
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      635.

    • Kevan
      Kevan commented
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      The Spirit VW Golf is very narrow, I have one, it'll never be competitive.

  • #5
    http://touringcarracing.net/Pages/1990%20Cars.html
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    • War Eagle River
      War Eagle River commented
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      Oh geezzz, another yep!

  • #6
    Figured this topic might open the proverbial can of worms, but it’s remained civil and informative. Thank’s guys! I think we will give the Skyline a go in our GT Open class with an 18k motor spec. Who know’s, it may be competitive with some of the other rockets that race here.
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    • #7
      Appreciate the discussion too...since you know...I"m the dude with the car already, that wants to run it at WER...😜🙄
      Tony ... Tampa, FL, USA

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      • #8
        Originally posted by wrangler#3 View Post
        Appreciate the discussion too...since you know...I"m the dude with the car already, that wants to run it at WER...😜🙄
        Hey, I know that guy!
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        • #9
          Actually, apart from running at Spa, it competed against DTM cars both in Macau and in Japan for a fair time.
          You COULD run it against cars of various types and brands in GT type races, that would need to be purely personal club choice, but to actively exclude it from running in a DTM based class, especially a dedicated Slot.it DTM class, would be a loss to my thinking.
          After all, it has been specifically designed by Slot.it to be a happy player against those cars, and adding another body to the current limited choices of Alfa, Merc and Opel, would be like skipping desert at a buffet.... (much as our minds or wives may point to our expanding bellies with a quiet "hrummphh" as we eye the table full of sugar and cream.....)


          Someone at my club asked if if could be raced for instance in our "Australian Touring Cars" class.
          The rules for that allow the stock S-can Scaley, Fly or H&R Hawk 18k motors, powering assorted Scalextric, SCX and Fly models of cars that raced around Oz from late 80s to early 90s, where "Godzilla" cleaned up for 3 or 4 years., and re-chassised versions, provided any pods are screwed up tight.
          But having set up legal Fly models and Scalextric Falcons for the class, including a nice wide XC Falcon which has a Slot.it LMP chassis with a sidewinder pod, and every trick I know,
          I also know that having set up one of these Godzillas, that even depowered 10-15% from the Slot.it MX15 to a Hawk Motor, the handling will just kill all opposition the way the real car killed all on track in it's day. It, it just too nicely balanced, too light in the body, compared to the "toy brand" offerings.
          - That is based on our rules and experience of course, but then, all club/class rules are likely to have been written for the historical car offerings, so a similar situation is likely to apply.
          [The 4th law of perversity and unintended consequences is always likely to come into play.]

          So while it may be aesthetically pleasing to have it running in some period GT classes, you really need to consider what it may do to upset the class equilibrium under your current club/class rules.
          Last edited by LegOutOfBed; January 17, 2021, 01:49 PM.

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          • War Eagle River
            War Eagle River commented
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            Your opinion is duly noted.

          • wrangler#3
            wrangler#3 commented
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            Nice points. Only tuned this car just a bit a Scott's so far, set up with an orange (mx-16) and it's smooth, no doubt. Now I haven't settled on gearing if the orange stays, but it would get blown away in our GT HP class no matter the choice (against the likes of Slot.it Porsche 911GT1, etc), but I think I could take it towards those DTMs if Scott were to decide (we run same motor). Love my Alfa and know what to expect from that class so it could be close, perhaps.

        • #10
          Thanks for the video idea!
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          • War Eagle River
            War Eagle River commented
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            Fantastico!

          • wrangler#3
            wrangler#3 commented
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            Awesome!! Love it

          • SlotCat
            SlotCat commented
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            Well done video Dave!

        • #11
          Nice video Dave. Sheesh, I wish I still had a Spirit 635, that would be a nice car to see it against.
          I'd add that the Ninco Sierra, and the Fly BMW e30 are both wider than the Scalextric offerings of the same car models, so easier to tune up to be roughly competitive.
          For anyone who is considering a similar sort of field:
          I actually took a Fly BMW e30 and put a Slot.it Opel chassis under it - I had to trim the sides and rear of the chassis to get it to fit, and make up new body posts.
          I added a light weight interior to the Fly BMW to get the COG lower as the Fly body is quite heavy.
          It was still a bit slower than the OOTB Slot.it offerings, but close enough to put on track. (The Opel just happens to have the perfect wheelbase to fit the Fly BMW)
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          • SlotCat
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            Wow that turned out excellent!

        • #12
          As legoutofbed said it was designed to run with the dtm cars. We in our club we run it with dtm cars. I guess if your going to change the motor and or pod you can run it in a gt class. Am Sure it's a great runner in both classes but stock in a gt class it will get its lunch eaten.

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          • War Eagle River
            War Eagle River commented
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            Going to get its butt handed to it in our DTM class too!

          • Vision34
            Vision34 commented
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            In the stock dtm class at your club it's getting beat bad? We run them competitive in our slot it dtm class and it runs right there with the slot it dtm. Actually the alfa and the skyline run real close.

        • #13
          We had the same question about this new slot it Nissan and the same thoughts, "it's a GT but it's raced as a tourer"...the R32 is now allowed in our Saloon (Saloon/DTM/Touring) class. The R34 and onwards though aren't.
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          • SlotCat
            SlotCat commented
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            R34?

          • Kevan
            Kevan commented
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            Correct
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