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  • Carrera Kremer Porsche 935 K3

    Been quite awhile since a new Carrera arrived here. I chose this one as the history of the Kremer brothers and the results they achieved with this platform are legendary to say the least.

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    My low camera skills fought me on this car. No matter what I did, none of my cameras would capture this color accurately. But I did the best I could in post processing to adjust it.

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    Markings and colors on the outside are very close to the prototype. Most should be pleased with the car in front of them.

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    The only thing that throws it off is the rear wheels. For lack of a better term, the just look 2 dimensional. The insert is completely oversized and the wheel itself is very smooth with no contours.

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    There are NO tires that fit aftermarket. A shame really. What Carrera should do is follow the standards set by Slot.it and do what Scalextric has done and create the models with wheel sizes we already have tires for.

    But they won't. The short story is Carrera claims to be a "simple toy company" and oblivious to the hobby around them. With today's ability to research prototype information and create a wheel that not only LOOKS the part, but that has aftermarket tires already for racing...there is no other reason to create yet another odd size wheel. I guess I could see it if they followed the prototype closely to produce a wheel high in scale accuracy. Well....this isn't it.

    On the other hand, might not be an issue for some of you. If you like stock rubber and do not like to improve the performance of your cars, then this will be fine.

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    Nothing new here which is a good thing for model compatibility. Those that are just racing these for fun don't need new motors that cause unequal racing out of the box.

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    Overall it's a nice car. Ideal for the budget minded and average occasional racer. Advanced racers should likely choose the Sideways models (although not Kremerversions but close) for all out performance.

    For the price of $31.99 this is a solid car worth the money IMHO. Regardless of any price increases in the future, RIGHT NOW these are one heck of a bargain. This is the kind of pricing that allows almost any budget to afford a cool new slot car.

    - Harry

    Many thanks to LEB Hobbies for supporting YOU and HRW on this review.

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    -Harry


  • #2
    nice looking car,but with no silicon tire available , thats a shame

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    • #3

      I agree, that's a good looking slot car. The lights low in the front must look cool at night with the digital version.

      Another one for my Xmas list.
      Allan

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      • #4
        This is a real nice looking car. Paul G seems to be pretty fast at getting tires out for new cars.
        Personally, one of the things that I like MOST about this car is the wheels. I like the way the center of the wheel reflects in the chrome rim [I am easily distracted by shiny things] ,but I see the point about tires not being available yet as I run urethanes.
        Bob Taylor had a thread on the old forum where he said he was interested in making oddball tires for cars that no one else was doing. I have some of his tires on some cars that I bought from him and they work well [urethanes]. Not sure if he is still willing to do this, but this may be just what he was talking about.
        The amount of detail on this car is great. There is a lot to look at.
        I agree with Bluevista's comment about the low lights. The Carrera D/124 C7R's and the Ferrari 512 have low mounted working fog lights along with the headlights and they Really look cool.
        I am mostly into 1/24th scale now, so I won't be getting this one, but it sure is pretty. If it was 1/24th I would snatch it up in a heartbeat.
        Randy

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        • #5
          Nice review and yeah, it’s too bad there are no tires for it as it really does need them. Stock rubber is ok and that’s about it. The car runs fast for a Carrera and looks great! Thanks for all the great reviews! Please keep em coming!

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          • #6
            Like the color. Different for sure. And yes Carrera prices are a good deal.

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            • #7
              Boyz, don't get hung up on the tire issue. As with any new car it takes time for the tire mfg to bring out tires that fit. Carrera has been putting different sizes on cars for years. You should be used to it by now.
              Dave
              Dave
              Saginaw Valley Raceway
              Only Rule: Just enjoy who you are racing with.

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              • #8
                Correct. There is none NOW. But...have it on good authority there will be.

                But...the first question many ask is "what tires fit?" So...had to make it clear.

                -Harry

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                • #9
                  Harry, could you snap a few pics of the K3 next to the 935/78? If you have one of course

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                  • #10
                    Well...I have a few, but as crazy as it sounds....not really sure where I put them. I store older cars in tubs/boxes and as the years go by they get moved to "The Abyss". (My storage area).

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                    But now you have me thinking. I wonder if THAT is the same wheel. I sent measurements to PG. let's see if we have a match!
                    -Harry

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                    • #11
                      No the wheels are different.

                      Best fit is PGT-19125LM, needs to be stretched a little but fits nice, fronts take PGT-19104LM
                      -Harry

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                      • #12
                        Scratching my head over why Carrera put Lumbermens decals over the headlights on the Interscope car, then offered it as digital only.
                        I buy digital cars for the lights. Why cover them with decals?
                        Yes, prototype for the race modeled (1980 Lumbermens 500, a run-what-you-brung race held at Mid-Ohio won by a Lola Can-Am car). Odder yet, the car also had Lumbermens stickers on the rear quarter panels under Panasonic but Carrera neglected those.
                        Last rant: leave the stupid Decent Decade tampos off all Carrera cars and let me put a Goodyear decal in that space.

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                        • #13
                          If anyone has a lot of time, there are a ton of 935 photos here: http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsc...te-photos.html .

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by WB2 View Post
                            Scratching my head over why Carrera put Lumbermens decals over the headlights on the Interscope car, then offered it as digital only.
                            I buy digital cars for the lights. Why cover them with decals?
                            It's not completely covered, some light will shine through.
                            Easy to tell both cars apart in 100% darkness on the track.
                            Originally posted by WB2 View Post
                            Yes, prototype for the race modeled (1980 Lumbermens 500, a run-what-you-brung race held at Mid-Ohio won by a Lola Can-Am car). Odder yet, the car also had Lumbermens stickers on the rear quarter panels under Panasonic but Carrera neglected those.
                            °!"§$%&/(
                            Will inform the factory, those should be present on the next production-run.
                            It happens too often, that I have only a few pictures of the real car.
                            And in this case, I wanted to do something obviously different to the already offered Interscope-Porsches, something that's noticeable on first glance.
                            No use in having all that effort, if you can't tell the Carrera-product from other manufacturers' offerings of the same car. Happens much too often with those mainstream-models.
                            Originally posted by WB2 View Post
                            Last rant: leave the stupid Decent Decade tampos off all Carrera cars and let me put a Goodyear decal in that space.
                            Nope.
                            I will feature it as often as I can, consider it an *expletive* to the plague that is licensing.
                            And it would be nice to take sides with me on this issue, because the future looks very bland, if certain habits spread in the world of sponsoring.

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                            • #15
                              Good for you Captain. Hold the line!

                              Well the tire marking are fine with me, I support them.

                              Easy enough to remove for the few people that care enough to. Most of us don’t. Takes literally seconds to clean them off.

                              Soon as the car starts moving, it adds the effect and looks great.

                              Rather have that than nothing at all.
                              -Harry

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