Ninco Slot Cars

Ninco Audi R8 ABT 2Ninco Ford GT40 Light Medley 2

Ninco Audi R8 GT Sports                                        Ninco Ford GT Sports

The Ninco Slot Car Company operates out of Spain and produces a large range of 1:32 scales slot cars and slot car sets. The current range of cars falls into the following categories;

  • The Ninco 1 series, which are budget type slot cars
  • The Ninco Classic Series, for lovers of historic race cars
  • The Lightning Series, for high performance club style racing

In this article I will be taking a look at each category and examining their components with a guide to their potential performance and value as potential collectibles.  The first series is the;

NINCO 1 SERIES:

Ninco Ford Mustang Valvoline 2Ninco Chevy Corvette 2

Ninco N1 Ford Mustang                                 Ninco N1 Chevy Corvette

This series of cars is primarily aimed at slot car beginners. The models generally have a little less detail and no interiors.  Whilst most are powered by an N11 motor rated at 16,000 rpm, some of the later models have a NC9 Sparker motor which is rated at 20,000 rpm. The N11 powered cars have an inline drive configuration, whilst the NC9 Sparker powered cars have an angle winder configuration. The range has eight base models in it with variety of different liveries for each model available. The N1 range includes;

  • Ford Mustang            
  • Mercedes SLS          
  • Chevrolet Camaro      
  • Chevrolet Corvette   
  • Renault Megane       
  • Lamborghini Diablo  
  • Ford GT 40                 
  • Audi R8 Lemans     

The N1 series actually provide for very close racing, although they are probably I little underpowered for more experienced racers. The cost of the cars is also cheaper which is a bonus for beginners. I don’t see cars in the range being very collectible, but you never know.

NINCO CLASSIC SERIES:

Ninco Corvette 1956 2Ninco Jaguar E Type Coupe 2

Ninco Classic 1956 Corvette                          Ninco Classic E Type Jaguar

The Ninco Classic Series has a number of marque race cars in it.  The cars are very well detailed with accurate model scaling and come in authentic looking racing liveries. The series includes the following classic cars;

  • AC Cobra
  • Corvette 1956
  • Austin Healey
  • Lancia
  • Ford Sierra Cosworth
  • Jaguar E Type Coupe
  • Jaguar E Type Roadster

The Classic Series is an ideal series for people who like to display and collect the marque cars.  The models are presented in a large crystal display box which is ideal for display purposes.  The cars in this range will definitely increase in value given time.

NINCO LIGHTNING RANGE:

This range contains Ninco’s highest performance cars; they are equipped with high quality racing components that give them superior performance over standard slot cars.  These high end components include;

Ninco Ford GT40 Light Medley 2Ninco Audi R8 ABT 2

Ninco FordGT Lightning Series                      Ninco Audi R8 Lightning Series

  • Chassis Lexan clear base with motor securing screw.
  • Motor either NC12 Crusher 13,500 rpm or NC14 20,500 rpm.
  • Silicon wiring from motor to pick up guide
  • Deep slot pro racing pick up guide
  • Angle winder motor configuration with all metal gearing or in line with metal gearing.

The current lightning range has seven base models with a number of alternate liveries and these include;

  • Audi R18 E Tron Lemans Prototype
  • Audi R8 GT3 Lemans
  • Citroen C4 Rally 4 WD
  • Ford GT
  • Lamborghini Murcielago
  • Porsche 997 GT3
  • Mercedes SLS GT3

In summary the Ninco range falls into three distinct categories, the N1 series which is basically angled towards beginners, the S Series which favours those who like to collect and display them and the Lightning Series which is primarily aimed at the more serious club type racers.  All in all Ninco have a terrific range of slot cars that can provide hours of entertainment for both children and adults alike.

 

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