Class 31: Group 5 Silhouettes

Description:

Ready-to-race 1/32 slot cars representing Group 5 Silhouette cars that raced in FIA and IMSA-sanctioned sports car events from 1976-86.

Regulations:

No modifications permitted from OEM specification except free choice of guide provided that no chassis modifications are required for fitment. Traction magnet must be removed and weight may be positioned in the chassis if it is not visible from outside the car. Car may be repainted. Tyre choice free.

 

Eligible Cars:

1976 BMW CSL (Fly)

Porsche 935 (Slotwings)

Chevrolet Monza (Carrera)

Alfa Romeo GTV (Carrera)

VW Beetle*  (Carrera)

1977 BMW 320 Turbo (Racer Sideways, Revell)

Porsche 935/77  (Racer Sideways, Scaleauto)

Porsche 935 ‘Baby’  (Carrera)

1978 Porsche 935 K2 (Racer Sideways, Scaleauto)

Porsche 935/78 (Racer Sideways, Carrera)

Toyota Celica (MRRC)

Lancia Stratos (Racer Sideways)

1979    Porsche 935 K3           (Fly, Racer)

Ferrari 512 BB (Racer Sideways, Carrera, Slotwings/Fly)

Lancia Montecarlo (Racer Sideways, Fly)

De Tomaso Pantera (Carrera)

1980 Porsche 935J (Scaleauto, Racer)

1981 Ford Capri Turbo (Racer Sideways, Fly)

BMW M1 Sauber (Racer Sideways)

1982 Ford Mustang Turbo (Racer Sideways)

BMW M1 Schnitzer    (Racer Sideways)

* VW Beetle is a fantasy car but is to a Group 5 specification

Driver’s View:

Low, wide and handsome, these are probably the ultimate GT cars. Racer Sideways has become the default choice after years of Fly dominance but there is plenty of variety that can be made to run competitively.