Cars that are always fast

RobertBcfc Sunday, 11/24/2019

I've posted lots of threads around which particular version of a casting is the fastest, or faster than the average car.  There are then of course, some cars that fit into the category of shooting fish in a barrel - just buy any of them and you know you'll hit on a winner (or at very least something that's faster than average).  

I'm going to start a list with some pretty obvious candidates who, unless you pull a dud from the blister, you're really on to a safe bet with - if you like the idea please add more as we go:

Ferrari F40

Ferrari Testarossa

Ford F-150

Speed Bump

Turbolence

Aeroflash

Way-2-Fast

Shadow Jet

Cadillac V-16

Country Club Muscle

Above is a starter for ten - if you disagree with any please share your rationale, it's meant as a topic for debate.  Let's see how many sure fire quicksters there really are.....


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WorpeX 11/24/19

aw man, i've been wanting to start a "Hall Of Fame" thread for diecast cars for awhile. This is great! Agree with all of them, but i've never heard of the last one before, I need to find one of those!

Couple more i'd add to this:

GT Racer

Sol-Aire

Dieselboy

HW50 Concept

Super Comp Dragster

Lumina Stocker

Jaguar XJ220 (not so sure on this, i've always had good luck with the casting (have 5!) but its been in production for an eternity. I'll have to get the new one at some point.)

Power Pistons (Same as above really)

  • Dieselboy! Yes! Forgot about him...remember him from the old league. He was dominant. — redlinederby
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RobertBcfc 11/24/19

Thanks - I love the Lumina Stocker and GT Racer - got one of each and they're both fast. I've got the Gold Medal Speed Sol Aire but it's still in the blister - sure it'll run well.

Love the look of the Dieselboy and hear they are very quick too.

Power Pistons is new to me - going to take a look now....

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RobertBcfc 11/24/19

Another one I should've added:

Rescue Ranger 

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redlinederby 11/24/19
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The big Land Rover MKII was always a good performer on my track.

I would put in a vote for Stockar too.

  • The X-Raycers FTE version of the Stockar is definitely in my top ten - on its day is a match for pretty much anything I have — RobertBcfc
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LeagueofSpeed 11/24/19
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Country Club Muscle needs to be the Race Aces version...fast car.

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LeagueofSpeed 11/24/19
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RobertBcfc 11/24/19

That's a classic casting for sure.  

Speaking of classics, I remember finding a REALLY beat up Datsun 200SX (The Hot Ones - 1982 version) at a local market and it going strongly against some really fast cars - FTEs etc.

I've since picked one up in its blister and haven't raced it yet, but given how out of shape it's cousin was, I think, all things being equal, it should fly.

C'MON MAN... no love 4 the '71 funny car?

  • Funny Cars should be fast — LeagueofSpeed
  • I’ve always been quite lucky with the Funny Cars I’ve got - they mostly perform as hoped. I’ve heard a few horror stories though that even some of the metal/metal castings can be a bit of a mixed bag? The nearest I’ve had to a dud is the famous Bonneville Funny Car (Speed Spray series) - it’s quick, but not lightning fast as I’d hoped - kind of top 25% of the collection rather than the top ten racer I’d hoped it would be. Not sure if you’ve experienced any of those? — RobertBcfc
  • I've never had any luck with Funny Cars myself. I've got a few and half were duds out of the blister and the other half just not great. Only have one thats above average. — WorpeX
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LeagueofSpeed 11/25/19
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See you Boys on the RLD Home Track...League of Speed and Outlaw Racing in the Workshop.

  • Love the Triumph TR6 - I’ve got a blue FTE one that goes very well, and a yellow that isn’t quite as quick but still moves. The others I’ve got (a red and green casting) aren’t FTE, but are still in their blisters so not sure how they run. I’ve also got a silver one that I consider to be a dud as it’s incomparably slow so I need to replace. What are the others cars in your pic, like the look of them? — RobertBcfc
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Dadvball 11/25/19

The HW King Kenny Buick funny car is probably the fastest of all the HW funny cars. It has done better at the LJLRC than any of the others. 

  • That’s one I’ve never had the chance to pick up - definitely near the top of the shopping list though. I’ve got the Mega Graphics FC that was KOTH for Ghostjerker for a while but haven’t run it as yet — RobertBcfc
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