- Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months
This product is subject to specific safety warnings
This oval circuit introduces an additional form of play with the digital pit stop, and also includes a crossover section, a banked curve, and a powerbase. Players can race as usual on this circuit or step up their skills for the Digital Pit Lane Game in which they must compete with other racers to get through the pit stop, but only when it's open!
Players can select up to three pit stops per race. The pits will open randomly for ten seconds at a time, and will be randomly closed between 15 to 30 seconds at a time. Enter the pits when open to extinguish one pit stop light, but take care – if you enter the pits when they are closed you will receive an extra pit stop penalty! Extinguish all pit stop lights first to win the game.
Four cars can be raced simultaneously using the powerbase provided in the set, and an upgrade to the C7042 Advanced Six Car Digital Powerbase allows six-car races plus a host of additional features. Three super-resistant McLaren MP4-12C cars come with the set.
Launched in 2011 and assembled in Woking, the McLaren MP4-12C was the first production car McLaren wholly designed and built since their world famous McLaren F1. Rendered here in red, orange, and silver with the cool aesthetic details of their real-life counterparts, these slot cars also feature Magnatraction, easy-change pick-ups, and installed digital chips.
This set includes everything you need to get started with Scalextric Digital, including an oval circuit and three digital chip-installed cars. Additional digital cars are available, or you can easily convert most standard cars to run on digital layouts. The super-resistant mcLaren MP4-12C racers feature easy-change pick-ups and the Magnatraction system to help them stay on the circuit. A total of 4.54 metres of track is featured with this set, which requires a total of 203 x 103 cm of space in which to set up and play.
Digital allows you to race more than two cars at the same time and perform amazing realistic overtaking and braking manoeuvres on your opponents. By pressing an extra button on the digital hand throttle, you can make your car switch lanes on special sections of track, allowing you to overtake or strategically block your opponents' cars at key moments in the race. Each set comes with digital cars and more can be bought separately, and you can even convert analogue slot cars you own to digital.
Most standard cars are DPR (digital plug-ready), including the ones in this set, and can be converted to digital in under a minute just by slotting in a digital plug (also available separately). Digital layouts are fully compatible with standard Scalextric track pieces. Scalextric Digital offers the most advanced and exciting experience yet for racers, whether you're new to Scalextric or seeking to build on your analogue sets and cars.
If you find that one of your Scalextric vehicles is not steering correctly, it may mean that the braid plate is loose (this can be caused when vehicles are crashed together). In order to refit or replace the easy-fit braid plate on one your Scalextric vehicle, please follow the steps below to get your car up and running again:
1. Ensure the tail of the braids are facing towards the rear of the vehicle, not the front.
2. Place the braid plate onto the rear of the blade.
3. Pull the braid plate over the front of the blade.
4. Sliding the plate onto the blade, ensure you push the plate until it clicks into position.
If you have a problem with your Scalextric set, please contact the Scalextric customer service helpline on 01843 233525.