Carrera 1:43-scale slot car sets

Article Jamie Fretwell
Nov 20, 2012

Recreate some of the most thrilling battles of this year’s Formula One title race.

You can recreate some of the most thrilling battles of this year's Formula One title race with the latest slot car set from Carrera. The £44.99 Formula Duel set pits a Red Bull against a McLaren, with both 1:43-scale cars expertly detailed. You get a 3.6-metre figure-of-eight track, complete with a bridge in the middle and a lap counter. Also included in the box are ramp supports, six Armco barriers and two trigger controllers. Each controller has a boost button for extra excitement.

For more of a challenge, go for Carrera's new Red Bull Racing set. You get the same scale cars and identical controllers to the Formula Duel set, but the track has a challenging loop-the-loop in the middle. There's also an up-and-over section, and a banked hairpin bend at the end of the straight. As with the Formula Duel set, you get crash barriers and a lap counter thrown in as part of the pack, although all these features take the price of the Red Bull set to £54.99.

Completing the revamped Carrera range is the new Digital 143 set, which allows you to race three cars at once. Included in this £125 package is 5.6 metres of track – which contains loop-the-loop and overtaking sections – as well as Red Bull, McLaren and Ferrari model racers.

All the sets are on sale now and come with spares as well as detailed instructions.

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