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12th November 2023
If you’re looking for the perfect nostalgic gift from the 80s and 90s, a vintage Tyco Mini Hopper is my pick! They’re great collectors items and are still fairly affordable.


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1997 Tyco Lamborghini Championship

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19976248NA VSml

value200 300
4.2 out of 5
Improves upon previous Lambo sets to create the ultimate Lamborghini based slot car racing set.


The 1997 Tyco Lamborghini Championship is a slot car racing set manufactured by Tyco, and released into the US, UK, and other markets worldwide. It is an upgraded version of the original 1993 Tyco Lamborghini Championship.


The set included several feature track pieces including:

  • Hi-Bank Corkscrew
  • Squeeze Track (2x)
  • Crossover Lane Changers (2x)
  • Hi-Bank Curved Track
  • Automatic Lap Counter Track

The updated and HRX versions also included a 360° loop.

Multiple versions

There were 3 different versions produced of this 1997 product as follows:

  1. Lamborghini Championship
  2. Lamborghini Championship with 360° Loop
  3. HRX Lamborghini Championship with 360° loop

Difference between Original, Updated, and HPX

The bulk of the sets available seem to be the ‘Original’ track without the loop. A smaller number (approx. 1/4 in my experience) are the loop variety. See below for photos.

The only noticeable difference when buying these products is the track having a loop on the box photo, and the ‘Now with 360° Loop’ graphic. Model #’s identical.

Following Mattel’s acquisition of Tyco in March 1997, the same product would be updated again with new ‘HPX’ and ‘RaceCase’ branding.

HPX claimed to indicate a ‘Pro Performance Package‘ which provided:

  • High performance pick-up shoes
  • Silicone tires
  • High energy transformers

I‘d love to hear from anyone more familar with this product that knows whether the ‘HPX’ was in fact an upgrade, or just more marketing for features that would have been there regardless.

‘RaceCase’ simply meant the box itself was significantly smaller (and cheaper to produce) for easy transport and storage – one of the long moaned negatives of buying slot car sets for kids; where to store them (in the slot car room of course!).

Due to the Mattel takeover, the model numbers of all Tyco products including slot cars, radio control, action figures, everything really was updated with a “3” put in place of the original Tyco model. In this case, 6248 changed to 36248.

Pack contents*

The track is made within a 4 1/2′ by 7′ space, and consists of the following:

  • 16 x 12″ curves
  • 5 x 9″ curves
  • 3 x 6″ curves
  • 4 x 15″ straight track
  • 8 x 6″ radius banked
  • 8 x 9″ straights
  • 1 x 9″ terminal
  • 6 x 6″ straight
  • 1 x Automatic Lap Counter
  • 1 x 6″ decorated track
  • 16 x 6″ banked curves
  • 1 x 15″ cut off squeeze
  • 2 x lane changers
  • 360 Degree Loop (ex. original)
  • Various supports, guard rails
  • 2 x Controllers
  • Power Pack (U.L. Listed)
  • 2 x Lamborghini 440-X2

*May not be complete, still seeking confirmation. If you have more information, please leave a comment below.

Track Layout

6248 Tyco Lamborghini Championship Layout Diagram V2
Lamborghini Championship Track Layout


Included are 1 x Red and 1 x Yellow Lamborghini with Magnum 440-X2 chassis. HPX versions include cars with silicone tires, improved pick-ups, and better transformers.

Availability and Collectability

All 3 versions of this set are generally available online in various conditions, see ‘Now on eBay’ for what’s currently available.

Ensure you take note of whether you’re buying a loop or non-loop set, as these often go for the same price.


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    This average price is based on 49 sales we have recorded (max 10 shown).

    10 Oct 2023$210UsedBuyTyco lamborghini championship slot car racing set 60' track vintage with cars
    10 Oct 2023$198.98UsedBuy90s tyco lamborghini championship race track slot car set
    30 Sep 2023$527.99Brand NewBuySealed nos 90s tyco lamborghini championship race track slot car set rare hobby
    29 Sep 2023$59.99UsedBuyTyco lamborghini championship slot car racing set magnum 440-x2 95% complete
    18 Sep 2023$99.59UsedAuctionTyco lamborghini championship with cars, box & extras - see description!
    17 Sep 2023$125UsedAuctionTyco lamborghini championship slot car racing set 360* loop magnum 440-x2 
    25 Aug 2023$43.99UsedBuyVintage 1997 tyco lamborghini championship race track set slot car
    25 Aug 2023$159.95UsedBuyTyco 6246 lamborghini championship electric racing complete read description vtg
    25 Aug 2023$43.99UsedBuyVintage 1997 tyco lamborghini championship race track set slot car
    25 Aug 2023$159.95UsedBuyTyco 6246 lamborghini championship electric racing complete read description vtg
    Prices in USD. NIB = New In box, MIB = Mint in Box, EC = Excellent Condition, VGC = Very Good Condition, GC+ = Good condition plus, GC = Good condition, PC = Poor Condition. With Controller = Car with controller. With Box = Box, Car, and Controller. We make all efforts to ensure data is accurate, but cannot guarantee it is.


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