Supersized Ride

The $125,000 Hammacher Schlemmer Porsche 917 Le Mans Raceway takes the traditional stocking stuffer model car and amps it up to the next level.
Words by Sandy Lindsey | November 22, 2022 | Lifestyle

The result is a full-size reproduction that conceals a 1:32-scale working wooden slot car track faithful to the iconic Le Mans raceway inside. It’s all set on genuine race-worn GT prototype tires on aluminum 3-piece rims, with working headlights and tail lights. The precisely molded replica cowling opens to reveal the track within with its realistic landscaping and period signage illuminated by working streetlights: the Esso Oil Drop Man near the Ford chicane; the Marchal sign on the famous 3-level grandstand over pit row; the Martini barn; and the unmistakable Dunlop “tire” bridge. Dual analog racing controllers provide precise control for the set’s 12 limited-edition slot cars, including the dominant racing models from 1970-1971, all painted in authentic period livery;