One of the Maserati 250Fs of the Scalextric ‘Legends’ range recently came into my possession and I thought I would do a quick review of it!
As with all the Scalextric Legends range the car comes in a blue presentation box with the legends cardboard sleeve.
Inside, the car sits neatly in the centre and the back of the box displays information about the full size version of the car. This particular one was driven by Carroll Shelby in the 1958 British Grand Prix. I never really knew he had that much to with Grand Prix racing! He is a character I really should know more about!
The car itself is an absolutely beautiful little model as one has come to expect from Scalextric. There are a lot of details featured including disc brakes all around and all the control arms and wishbones that make up the suspension.
If you want to run this car I don’t think you would be as worried about breaking it as you would some of the other cars in the Legends range, the fragile Lotus Type 49 for instance. There isn’t an awful lot that could be broken off the body apart from the mirrors which, thanks to the cars cigar shape, are quiet unlikely to catch the floor in the event of a roll over.
To drive the car is incredibly smooth on both Scalextric Sport and Classic style tracks which is great as some cars designed for Sport track do tend to bottom out on the older classic track. On a wooden routed track I can’t see it being much use as it does rely heavily on it’s magnet for handling and only has very skinny tyres.
All in all it’s a great little collectable car. A fantastic display model but also good fun to drive too as long as you aren’t using it on a wooden track. Scalextric are really at the top of their game at the moment and I’m looking forward to seeing what they produce in the future!
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