The auto chassis sets and "Super Cars"
have always been the pinnacle of Technic design. They offer the
most features, the most parts, and the state-of-the-art at the time
they were made. They progressed from a bare chassis to highly
stylized and functional vehicles. There seems to be a bit of a
bias towards red.
Most of these cars feature 4 wheel independent suspension. All
have rack and pinion steering, and 8880 even takes this to all 4
wheels. The true supercars all have variable speed gearboxes, 3 of
which are synchronized. One features all wheel drive with 3
differentials! The first 3 have adjustable seats. A
finally, the most current feature incredible styling as well.
a new "Ultimate" series was begun with the 42056
Porsche. This series is intended to appeal to a wider audience
with a larger scale (1:8), more realistic scale styling, deluxe
packaging , and an instruction manual with data about the real car.
The Ferrari models are not really Super Cars, and are arguably not even
Technic (they are part of the Racers
theme), but I chose to include them because they are of the same scale
and detail level as the others.
So which one is the best? 8880
down. There is not
really any question about it, so don't even bother arguing with me.