1/32nd Scale SRC Lola T600
#01701 (0567 of 1020)
has went through some changes the past year and some of us were
interested in just what that would mean for our home racing. They have
made some very different and attractive models in the past and this new
Lola seemed to fall right into line
we go any further, I want to make something clear if I may. Just
because a model is going to need some work to get it running the way I
like it does not necessarily mean that it is a bad slot car. I also
want to make it clear that models like this one from SRC are not the
best choice for the newcomer, unless you are just collecting. Because
collecting is the focus of models like this and because of that,
sometimes how they run out of the box is not what you might expect.
Most of the time that means they run very poorly compared to our other
So why buy them if you know they run poorly and might need a lot of
work? What happens is that a really interesting model gets released
that the racing enthusiast just cannot resist. We know full well that
we are going to have to perform a fair amount of work on it, but we
simply do not care. The model is just too appealing to us and
regardless of what we need to invest in it we buy it anyway.
Such is the case with this new Lola T600. I wanted this model just by
looking at the product announcement photos alone. It represents a time
in the 1:1 Motorsports world when Lola seemed to get things just right
and created a truly competitive race car. I won't repeat historical data
that you can easily research yourself. Once you do, you will learn like
I did how unique this race car was back then.
SRC brings it back in 1/32nd scale. And on the outside I think they did
a very good job of capturing it in our scale.
work is acceptable and has a nice enough finished look overall. Plenty
of detail level to enjoy that should please most of you. They are not
afraid of using etched metal as the rear wing, air inlets, and even the
wheel inserts utilize it.
one of the first things I noticed was that the chassis did not seem to
fit the body very well. You can clearly see a slight bend in it and
this is not going to please many of you. I accept that some flaws will
be present on models such as this, but most times I expect them to be
concentrated in the running gear department. However, most collectors
who are buying it to sit it on a shelf or to re-sell it later on will
not be very concerned. Of course the question really is: Does it matter
Looking underneath I found no surprises. The car
is sidewinder configuration with a smaller bar magnet mounted just in
front of the motor.
the 4 screws that mount the body to the chassis we get the closer view.
Very basic and simple. The motor has an 11 tooth pinion that turns a 36
tooth spur gear. There is excess free-play in the rear axle that is
going to cause rubbing issues I am certain and will have to be
- Harry Initial
testing of the model was not very good. The binding in the
chassis really created a loud and overall unpleasant sound from the
gears as well as some of the tire to fender skirt rubbing I mentioned.
So while I had the body off, I looked to see what was causing it. It
appeared that the bottom of the interior is rubbing the mounting hole.
I quickly sanded this flush as shown above.
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