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First Look: Scalextric 1:32 Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4

By Nick Bullock
Published: February 27, 2012
Stock No.: C3199


Hornby America

Target consumer:
 High-end European car collectors and racers 

First Impression:
What a gorgeous car. For us in the 99%, however, the real thing is just a touch too expensive; in addition to the $1.7 million price tag, some auto experts said the Veyron costs about $300,000 per year to maintain.

Fortunately, Scalextric’s 1:32-scale slot car is much more affordable — and quite true to scale.

The model mimics the Veyron’s two-tone blue color scheme, large radiator grill with Bugatti emblem, broad headlights and low profile. The retractable spoiler seen on the real car is hidden away on this model, but the slot car does feature working rear lights and Xenon effect headlights.

Why you should stock it:
You should stock it for every slot-car racer who will never be able to afford a $1.7 million touring car. But at $49.99, this Scalextric version is plenty affordable, especially considering the working lights, quick change braids and that it’s Digital Plug Ready.

The Veyron, named after 1939 Le Mans winner Pierre Veyron, was dubbed Car of the Decade by BBC’s “Top Gear” show. No, the model won’t reach speeds of 268 mph, as will the real thing, but it sure looks like it might.