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Corgi CC96307 Captain Scarlet Classic Spectrum Saloon Car
Product code: BB0678
Scale Fit the Box
Age Suitability 14+
Fans of cult TV show ‘Captain Scarlet and
the Mysterons’, the follow up to Gerry Anderson’s spectacularly
successful ‘Thunderbirds’ series, might be surprised to learn that the
series celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, having ﬁrst appeared
on screen in 1967! To celebrate 50 years of the indestructible Captain
we’re proud to re-introduce a special edition of Captain Scarlet Classic
Spectrum Saloon Car in commemorative packaging.
The Spectrum Saloon Car is a five-seater
vehicle available for use by all Spectrum personnel. An 18 ft (5.48 m)
long independent four wheel drive vehicle capable of speeds up to 200
mph (322 kmph), the SSC is powered by a gas turbine situated under the
rear floor. Hot gas from the combustion chamber drives compressor and
power turbines before being ejected through the rear grill.
The car's bodywork is made from lightweight
resilient Fleetonium alloy fitted to a specially strengthened chassis
with the main rib following the contour of the vehicle as a safety
measure in case of overturning. The nose is strengthened for use as a
ram and the tyres and the windscreen are all bullet proof.
The car is equipped with powerful quartz
headlights, a long-distance viewing laser projector with optical
telescope coupled to a TV screen in the cabin, an infrared beam with
centrally mounted detector eye, sidelights and trafficators. The vehicle
also boasts transverse gearing, independent suspension and magnetic
brake drums which provide powerful controlled braking by means of
electromagnetically generated opposing magnetic fields.
Road/tyre friction heat at high speeds is
countered by wing intakes, while a central housing and a rear-mounted
fin maintain the vehicle's stability at speed. Safety air bags are
fitted as standard.
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