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Old 06-05-2014, 10:56 AM   #1
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Brilliant to see a big American company like PROTOform getting into such a cool class that is GT12 racing.

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Introducing PROTOformís first race body for the GT12 class: the PFM-12. Inspired by the supercars that call the esses of Silverstone and Brands Hatch home, this BRCA-Approved race body features a low-slung, cab-forward design sure to provide exceptional handling characteristics.

Included with the PFM-12 is a comprehensive decal sheet to complete the scale appearance, wing mounting hardware, and paint-then-peel overspray film.

PL1613-30 | PFM-12








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That looks amazing. That would be a neat class to run.
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I love the look of that body!
Wouldn't it cause a problem with traction rolling?
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All the cars in the class run GT bodies... So no
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All the cars in the class run GT bodies... So no
Do GT12 cars have the same wheelbase and track width as the typical 1/12 cars.
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yes, give more info on the gt12 class.
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Wheelbase is very similar between GT12 cars and conventional 1/12, but the track width of GT12 cars are around 7-10mm narrower.

This body was made specifically for GT12 cars, but in theory they would work on the "LMP" style chassis if you used narrower tires.
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Schumacher Supastox and Mardave are good representations of the class.
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yes, give more info on the gt12 class.
It's huge in the UK.

You can see the rules here.

Most people run Schumacher Supastox or Mardaves.

It's a great class and is cheap because there are price limits on the chassis. The cars are quick, look great and due to their size they're ideal for your typical smaller indoor track that you get over here.

Here's a video of a national event at my local club:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfYAga0GQMU

A fully loaded car:

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When I was over visiting some friends last year I watched a GT12 club race. My buddy Dave told me GT12 was/has replaced Tamiya mini in a lot of clubs. He said it was cheaper and the cars were just as entertaining.
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Link below is one of the UK 12th nationals where we run GT12 and "regular" 12th scale pan cars.

GT 12 cars are 1s 13.5 blinky but with a heavier weight limit a ban on camber change in front suspension to keep the simple

http://vimeo.com/87656931
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Very cool video!!
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That looks like a lot more fun than touring car!
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Hope this class kicks off in Australia.
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I love so beautiful..
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