This is not a new release, but I love AS cars and have been wanting one of these for a while. What finally made me pull the trigger was visiting the Penske Racing Museum ( www.penskeracingmuseum.com
) in Scottsdale, AZ while on a work trip recently. It is a great museum and has free admission, so if you get the chance, go! They had the real car on display with many other awesome Penske cars, Indy, F1, NASCAR, Donohue, etc. I also got a free poster showing the 2007 ALMS LMP-2 championship winning Porsche RS Spyder Evo #7 of Romain Dumas and Timo Bernhard!
You can see the lights on because this car has a capaciter, like some of the Fly cars, which charges up while running and keeps the lights on when you let off and for several minutes after! It also has rear lights which dim under power for a "brake light" effect. Best of all, this car was only $5 more than the sister car, #6, which was not champion and does not come with this awesome lighting system. Thanks to Alan and 132slotcar.us for great service as always!