Here at Pendle Slot Racing we often get asked about the difference between Scalextric Analogue and Digital 1/32 scale racing. Here is our brief overview explaining the features of Scalextric ANALOGUE and DIGITAL.

Scalextric Analogue

ANALOGUE is the original and most popular type of racing that Scalextric is best known for.

Scalextric Analogue

Generally two cars racing on a two lane circuit

Only one car can race on each lane

Each car is restricted to only one of the lanes

ANALOGUE uses the same SPORT track as DIGITAL

It is possible to convert your ANALOGUE circuit to DIGITAL

Scalextric Digital

DIGITAL adds a new dimension to racing slot cars. The concept is exactly the same as ANALOGUE, however you can race multiple cars on the circuit at once You can also overtake and block other cars by switching lanes at the lane change sections by pressing a button on your digital hand controller.

Scalextric Digital

Multiple cars can race on the circuit at the same time

Cars can race on the same lane as other cars

Cars can change lanes to overtake at the push of a button on the hand controller 

Each car needs to be fitted with a Scalextric DIGITAL Plug

Additional DIGITAL track items required - Lane changers, hand controllers, powerbase and power supply

DIGITAL uses the same SPORT track as ANALOGUE

Scalextric App Race Control Guide

Scalextric ARC

ARC (App Race Control) is a revolutionary slot car system that allows users to wirelessly create and manage races with a handheld smart device, such as a smartphone or tablet. Download the ARC app, then connect your smart device via Bluetooth to the new ARC Powerbase, unlocking unique features and control of your Scalextric races.

The ARC system is currently available in a choice of three versions...

ARC One - Analogue racing
ARC Air - Analogue racing (Wireless hand controllers)
ARC Pro - Digital racing

Scalextric ARC

Choose a complete ARC set, or upgrade any Scalextric set to ARC

Unlock a whole new level of slot racing fun

Wirelessly create and manage races with a smart phone or tablet

ARC uses Scalextric SPORT track

Analogue and Digital options available

PSR BLOGScalextric App Race Control Guide