1/43 Scale Slot Cars
Once considered a "toy product", the 1/43 scale slot cars have gained acceptance among adult hobbyists for their affordability, moderate space requirements and collectability. The general principals are similar to 1/32, although cars need different track and have a few notable differences. Instead of a guide flag, Carrera GO!!! slot cars have a pin, which does not rotate. This sits in a plastic lined slot. The motors are smaller, but can take up much of the interior of the car, leaving no room for cockpit interiors. SCX Compact does have a guide flag, but also does not have interiors. Strong downforce magnets for both allow for quick cornering and make the cars easier for newcomers to drive.
1:43 scale means that for every 1-inch (2.54 centimeters) on the slot car there are 43 inches (109.22 cm) on a full size automobile. 1/43 scale slot cars are approximately 3" to 4.5" long (8-10 cm).