Scalextric has introduced the Scalextric RCS (Race Control System), a new addition to its slot car system that allows for the digital management of races via your smartphone.
Scalextric RCS allows users to choose the race type, driver names and number of laps, to give an easy digital readout of the race's progress and conclusion. Other features can also be toggled on or off, such as Yellow Flag mode, Fuel, Tyre Wear and in-race damage.
Included in the system is the PowerBase, which is a digital interface attached to small section of standard Scalextric track, along with a number of Hand Throttles. With the digital throttle users can also customise throttle mappings and car handling characteristic, adding extra depth to the art of slot car racing.
Three different versions of Scextric RCS will be available, starting with the RCS One that uses wired throttles and has limited race control features and retails for £39.99. Topping the range is the RCS Pro, which costs a hefty £99.99 but includes two wireless controllers and has a comprehensive list of race control features.
Scalextric Marketing Manager Dale Luckhurst said: “We are very excited to showcase Scalextric RCS™ for the first time at the 2014 London Toy Fair. Scalextric RCS™ revolutionises the way consumers interact with their sets at home, a combination of the physical elements of Scalextric with the intuitive digital world of Smart devices. We are looking forward to releasing the first batch of products to contain RCS™ later this year.”
Scalextric RCS will be available in Q3 2014 and can be bought direct from the Scalextric site