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Old 03-02-2009, 02:25 PM   #1
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The ones I got to see this weekend looked pretty cool. Looking forward to seeing them run
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It looks like an aston DB9 as if it where hung by the back bumper and allowed to "drip" a little. Unique for sure, but i'm not sure if i can dig it... I wonder how it handles as well compared to the sophia.
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It looks like an aston DB9 as if it where hung by the back bumper and allowed to "drip" a little. Unique for sure, but i'm not sure if i can dig it... I wonder how it handles as well compared to the sophia.
I gotta agree here. Dont get me wrong I like Parma products and have no desire to bash them.

Correct me if Im wrong here but is'nt one of the goals for the WGT class sopposed to be focused at running more common realistic bodies? This DB9 and the ProtoForm Sophia both to a poor job of that IMO. I sure this DB9 will handle well, but whats the point? I mean, we have a butt-load of TC bodies that handle well to and that has'nt seemed to be the ticket for success in the long run. Has it?
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It looks like an aston DB9 as if it where hung by the back bumper and allowed to "drip" a little. Unique for sure, but i'm not sure if i can dig it... I wonder how it handles as well compared to the sophia.
Then the Sophia is also a "dripped" version of the Alfa Romeo 8C (see picture below). Welcome to the world of RC bodies.

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Is anyone else here thinking "slot car?"

I usually like Parma's work, but im going to have to call this one a swing and a miss in terms of looks. Though it seems like it probably handles pretty good...
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World GT rules specify that the shells for World GT meet certain specifications before they are approved for use, similar to the GBS for sedan. These rules will keep the shells for this class from degenerating further into slotcar shells.

I can't wait to give this shell a try. It would be great to have shells with varying grip balances, it will add to the variety of the shells in use. Snow Birds saw mostly Sophias with some other shells mixed in. However, there was more variety than IIC and the Gate race. I cannot comment on USIC, was not there.
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Is anyone else here thinking "slot car?"

I usually like Parma's work, but im going to have to call this one a swing and a miss in terms of looks. Though it seems like it probably handles pretty good...
It doesn't look any more "slot car" then a sophia.........
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I believe the IIC was mostly Corvettes..The Sophia came out and everyone pretty much switched...people only want to run works.....if this car works ..it will be the new fav........
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It doesn't look any more "slot car" then a sophia.........
This is true and I see no debate on that. However, I doubt that the average American consumer who may be considering a new hobby or adding a class would be likely recognize either of them. I just dont see going in the direction of blob like shells doing this class any good at all.

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It doesn't look any more "slot car" then a sophia.........
I agree to a point. The Sophia seems to be a bit more... Curvaceous? That may not be the right word, but it's the best I can come up with. The Sophia looks more "believable" to me. I look at it and think, "yeah, it's pretty wild, but I could see someone making that into a race car." I look at the DB-9 and think "hmmmm, is that really a DB-9?" Which I think is the big issue here. Most people have a pre-conceived notion as to what a DB-9 looks like. To the point where something that is not a direct replica may seem out of place. At least that's the way I see it
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I believe the IIC was mostly Corvettes..The Sophia came out and everyone pretty much switched...people only want to run works.....if this car works ..it will be the new fav........
That's why the rules should be strict for this sort of class, otherwise it will look like a 1-make series, which is what TC currently looks like.

The only thing that looks DB9 are the light stickers.

I currently have the Corvette, but at least it looks proportianally correct!
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Heck it looks like a Sophia to me.I'll stay with my PF bodies.:
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This is true and I see no debate on that. However, I doubt that the average American consumer who may be considering a new hobby or adding a class would be likely recognize either of them. I just dont see going in the direction of blob like shells doing this class any good at all.

Have we learned nothing?
I'm confused... not sure of your argument. If your argument is the bodies should be real looking or should they be of a more recognizable manufacture. In either case here is my 2 cents. RC cars weight to horsepower ratio is significantly greater than that of real cars, weight bias we can go on and on. The trends are not the most realistic, but what can and does work well. If you produce an exact replica and it doesn't work good it won't sell period. Which is exactly your point. The problem isn't the manufactures it's the consumers, supply and demand. I think this class is more based on cost and give an alternative to the touring class which has kind of self destructed it self. Not sure what the right answer is but this class is fun and I like the bodies slot car or not.
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