Scalextric cars, just like real racing cars, depend on tyre grip for best race track performance. The rear tyres of Scalextric cars have a huge amount of work to perform, they must drive the car forward and they must provide cornering force.
The rear of the Scalextric car slides outwards on corners when the forces become too much. This is made worse by the fact that Scalextric cars have a fixed rear axle with no differential. This means that the inside and outside rear tyre must travel at the same speed. So, one or both, of the rear tyres must be slipping on the track while cornering.
To get better performance the tyres have to be made from a material that offers more grip to the track. Soft, high grip and MAX grip Scalextric tyres do just that. These tyres give the raw, physical grip that’s needed for best race track performance.
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