Parma DB-9 WGT body

Reply

Old 03-02-2009, 01:25 PM
  #1  
Tech Master
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
chicky03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,994
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default Parma DB-9 WGT body

1/10 PARMA DB-9 World GT Body #10225

Our New DB-9 World GT body is designed for precision high speed
handling in a competitive class. It is based on the Aston Martin DB-9
race car. Our version had plenty of race and track testing, resulting
in a sleek, ready to win design. The low front end and scoops create
balanced downforce and steering. It fits all popular 200mm wide pan
car chassis and includes vinyl window masks and decals. Fits 200mm
Wide Pan Cars

1/10 DB-9 World GT .030 Clear Body w/Wing*(200mm wide) $24.99 Retail
UPC #659548084371

*Body Includes EASY-PEEL Clear Body Film, Vinyl Window Paint Masks
and Die-Cut Decal Sheet.
Attached Thumbnails Parma DB-9 WGT body-10225_sell.jpg  
chicky03 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 01:33 PM
  #2  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Winthrop harbor
Posts: 2,294
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

The ones I got to see this weekend looked pretty cool. Looking forward to seeing them run
ercwhtsd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 02:55 PM
  #3  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (2)
 
a_main_attendee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Colorado, USA, The land of the free and the home of the brave!
Posts: 2,880
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

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.
a_main_attendee is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 03:03 PM
  #4  
Regional Moderator
iTrader: (25)
 
mrrcguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Jonesboro Akansas
Posts: 3,157
Trader Rating: 25 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by a_main_attendee View Post
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?
mrrcguy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 03:03 PM
  #5  
Tech Master
 
~McSmooth~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 1,096
Default

Originally Posted by a_main_attendee View Post
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.

~McSmooth~ is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 03:27 PM
  #6  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (8)
 
K_Spec_RC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Powder Springs, Ga
Posts: 2,734
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

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...
K_Spec_RC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 03:42 PM
  #7  
Tech Master
iTrader: (5)
 
timmay70's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,701
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

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.
timmay70 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 03:55 PM
  #8  
Tech Master
iTrader: (17)
 
Ron Goetter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Goatsville, SC
Posts: 1,957
Trader Rating: 17 (95%+)
Default

Originally Posted by K_Spec_RC View Post
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.........
Ron Goetter is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 03:56 PM
  #9  
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 901
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

Available in 3 versions! -

Serzoni is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 03:59 PM
  #10  
Tech Fanatic
 
scootr117's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: On a Stage or Stand somewhere
Posts: 939
Default

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........
scootr117 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 04:17 PM
  #11  
Regional Moderator
iTrader: (25)
 
mrrcguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Jonesboro Akansas
Posts: 3,157
Trader Rating: 25 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Ron Goetter View Post
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.

Have we learned nothing?
mrrcguy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 04:24 PM
  #12  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (8)
 
K_Spec_RC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Powder Springs, Ga
Posts: 2,734
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Ron Goetter View Post
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
K_Spec_RC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 05:22 PM
  #13  
Tech Elite
 
Skiddins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Windsor, UK
Posts: 4,839
Default

Originally Posted by scootr117 View Post
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!
Skiddins is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 07:06 PM
  #14  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Florida
Posts: 4,046
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Heck it looks like a Sophia to me.I'll stay with my PF bodies.:
BullFrog is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 08:03 PM
  #15  
Tech Apprentice
 
Pulfinator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Xenia Ohio
Posts: 54
Default

Originally Posted by mrrcguy View Post
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.
Pulfinator is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service