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    We are proud to announce the newest Slot It car.

    Ferrari 512M - #16 24h Le Mans 1971
    drivers: C.Craft, D.Weir
    code: CA51a
    availability: April / May 2022

    The Ferrari 512S had failed to beat the Porsche 917s in the 1970 World Sportscar Championship.
    Despite their higher weight and greater consumption, the car had shown winning potential, but the rushed-in construction had left reliability issues unresolved.
    An unusual bad luck struck at Le Mans, where an accident eliminated four of the five 512S in one stroke. For the ending part of the season Ferrari decided to create a lighter and aerodynamically advanced version: thus the 512M (Modified). The new 'M' model proved immediately faster than the 'S' version, but took its first steps only three weeks before the last Championship race at Österreichring (now Red Bull Ring), where Jacky Ickx led the race until he had to retire due to an alternator failure.
    The first victory of the new Ferrari took place in South Africa on 7 November 1970, in a race outside the World Championship, in the hands of Ickx / Giunti who reached the finish line three laps ahead in the Porsche 917K driven by Siffert / Ahrens.
    In 1971, however, despite the excellent end of the 1970 season for the 512M, Ferrari decided to concentrate the company's efforts on a car in line with the 1972 regulations, leaving the 512M to private teams: the 512M, therefore, despite its outstanding performance, could never prove its true value.
    It remains, however, one of the most beautiful and iconic Sports Prototypes in the history of motorsport.

    The CA51a model represents the car of Team David Piper which, driven by Chris Craft and David Weir at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1971. Starting 13th from the grid, the car dropped to 44th place in the 2nd hour of the race but climbed back to an excellent 4th place overall.

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  • #2
    This is very cool and a great addition to the 60's and 70's endurance racing class, already well represented by both Slot.it and NSR. A must buy for me, especially if they do the Ickx/Giunti Kyalami winning car.

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    • #3
      Shut the door and rob me blind!!!! This is on the “honey, I just had to get it” list.
      The Jester
      of Da Lou (St. Louis) but from
      the Soxside (Chicago)

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      • #4
        Donahue/Penske for me please!!!!

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        • #5
          Very nice! And different than the models of the 512M that both Racer and Spirit have done in the past. And of course, different also to the various 512S cars done by Fly.
          Team SCANC
          Woodland Trace Raceway - SlotZuka - Bent Tree Raceway
          OFI - Buena Vista Motorsports Park - Slotkins Glen
          Leadfinger Raceway

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Aloha View Post
            Donohue/Penske for me please!!!!
            Me too!
            Brad
            Ayton, ON Canada

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Brad_T View Post

              Me too!
              And me but I hope Slot.it comes up with a robust wing solution.

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              • #8
                Not another Ferrari!! OK, OK, I'll buy one......but just one..............haha!

                A great addition to the Slot.It stable.

                Allan

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                • #9
                  Camel Filters please ..... I've started a new habit/addiction.

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                  Bram,
                  CHCH NZ

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                  • #10
                    Here’s hoping that Slot.it eventually does the 512 version that raced in the 1970 6 Hours at the Glen.



                    Bob G. ..... Boston, North Shore

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                    • #11
                      Hmmm… Didn’t the Driver also make wooden boats??
                      Mark

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                      • WB2
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                        Yuk, yuk, yuk.

                    • #12
                      What happened to the Chaparral 2F?

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                      • Wobble
                        Wobble commented
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                        Was that 3:40?

                      • WB2
                        WB2 commented
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                        I don’t recall seeing the 2F in a finished version like this Ferrari.

                      • WB2
                        WB2 commented
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                        Come to think of it, the Filipinetti 330 P4 (by SlotIt/Politoys) has never made it to production yet.
                        Scalextric beat them to it.
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